Just for Dogs

You  have fur babies!

There is a lot to do with your furry friends in June Lake, below are a few ideas to get you started.  Please keep in mind a few safety tips below:

  • Bring water with you for your dog.
  • Bring booties if there is snow on the ground or it is very hot.  Long hikes too can wear sensitive little paws out, and booties keep them from bleeding.
  • Know your buddy’s fitness level. Dogs can get altitude sickness, be aware of his well being.
  • Shade. It is extra hot in the sun, and sometimes shade can be minimal on hikes.   Plan ahead.
  • Fishing hooks.  This is a fishing area, be careful of what he is eating, or where he is walking. Some fisherman are careless with their hooks.

Outside Stuff to Check out

  • Peter L. Marzano Baseball Field – Off Leash – A great open space that is mostly fenced in for throwing balls and running around.  Located at the corner of Northshore Drive and Mountain Vista Drive.  There are bathrooms and a water fountain during the summer months. Be sure to bring a poop bag to help keep the grass green.
  • Gull Lake Park – On Leash – Located on the shores of Gull Lake, there is a kids playground, picnic  benches, the community center/thrift store and open grassy area for you pup to hang out.  Make sure you bring a poop bag to help keep the place dog friendly.
  • Grant Lake – Off Leash – Grant is full of many dirt roads that are used by fisherman and OHV enthusiasts. You can have your pooch off leash here and play in the water. There is not much shade, so keep your buddies body temperature in mind.
  • Panorama Bike Trail – Off Leash – Across from the June Lake Junction on the HWY 395 northbound side, you can pull over and access many trails. They are shared with OHV, hikers and bikers. But there is some shade out here, and open shrub areas for dogs to open up.
  • Parker Lake Trail – On Leash – A great hike (check out our hike section) that a doggie can easily make and have a cool lake jump at the end, along with water drinking options along the way.
  • Fern Lake Trail – On Leash – This hike (check out our hike section) is one big uphill, but if you can make it your pooch will be rewarded with a nice lake jump at the end.
  • Reversed Peak Trail – Off Leash – A moderately sweaty hike (check out our hike section), can be a loop or a summit.  With snow ponds along the way your pooch can get cooled off, muddy and romp around.

Businesses to Check Out

  • Alpine Deli – On Leash – Get some pizza or sandwiches.   There is a small patio so you can eat outside with your buddy.

Hotels That Allow Pets


  • 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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