Crowley Lake Area Info

Crowley Lake Area Info


Crowley Lake sits at an elevation of 6,949 feet, covering an area of 2.8 square miles. The 2010 United States census reported Crowley Lake’s population was 875.
Crowley Lake, CA is popular because it gets about ¼ – 1/3 of the snow that Mammoth does. It has more sunny days on average than Mammoth and is known for its large man-made lake, Crowley Lake.  It is the home of the fishing opener and also of the 4th of July fireworks show.  It is known for its trout fishing: between 6,000 and 10,000 anglers hit the lake on opening day. The largest brown trout taken from the lake weighed 26 pounds. Crowley Lake Fish Camp, run in cooperation with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, is the only way to access the lake and visitors can rent boats, book camping sites, and buy supplies at the Fish Camp.

About 75% of the residents here are year round residents and it is the place that many Mammoth locals look to buy property due to the lower prices and newer properties available for sale.  The average home prices are about 25% lower than those of Mammoth and the lot sizes are considerably larger.  The town is quite a bit newer than Mammoth Lakes and has a larger young community that owns property in the area.  It is considered a family town as it is quiet in the evenings with absolutely nothing open after 8pm.  The town has 1 gas station and small store with a restaurant.  There are no bars in the town and there is an active church community with a highly rated private school.
History: Crowley Lake was created in 1941 by the building of the Long Valley Dam by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

It is known for its trout fishing: between 6,000 and 10,000 anglers hit the lake on opening day. The largest brown trout taken from the lake weighed 26 pounds. Crowley Lake Fish Camp, run in cooperation with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, is the only way to access the lake and visitors can rent boats, book camping sites, and buy supplies at the Fish Camp.

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