June Lake

This is the only sanctioned swimming lake on the loop. Bring your beach volley ball and play on the provided course. Shade and snacks are a must! There is also a very large established fire pit at one of the beaches, so make a night of it and clean up when finished.  Never leave an untended fire, and when you depart make sure that fire pit is cold to the touch. Motorized boats are permitted on the lake for fishing, but not really wake boarding or surfing.  This is a great beach to bring your inflatable tube (or island) and float.

More Info at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/inyo/recarea/?recid=20560

More Info also at: https://www.monocounty.org/places-to-go/lakes-rivers-creeks/june-lake/


June Lake is located at the South Entrance to town off HWY 158

Permitted Fun

Swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, kite boarding, floatillas and fishing

Suggested Supplies

Sunscreen, hats, water, snacks and proper safety equipment


Pack out what your family brings in, use the newly remolded bathroom facilities and if you are starting bonfire in the pit…make sure you have the proper equipment on hand such as a bucket full of water and shovel. Make sure it is cold to the touch when you depart.

Water Location


  • June Lake Loop has year round activities

  • The busiest tourism season is Summer (June/July/Aug)

  • The water is better up here, drink it from the tap

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  • Elevation – 7,654 feet (2,333 meters)

  • Population – 629 (feels more like 400 year round)

  • Zip Code – 93529


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#1 – Pick up trash, even if it is not yours

#2 – Pick up your dog’s poop, it doesn’t magically disappear in the snow

#3 – Be friendly and patient, things move a bit slower up here

#4 – Don’t feed the wildlife

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