Owens River / Crestview / June Lake Area

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Photo courtesy of David Neal, www.reelmammothadventures.com

Name of river: Upper Owens River – Crestview

Road condition:   Paved      

Region: Between Mammoth Lakes and June Lake   

Description: Meadow spring creek


Closest town or supplies: Mammoth Lakes or June Lake Village

Contacts: June Lake Chamber of Commerce (760) 648-7584; Mono Lake Ranger District (760) 647-3044; June Lake Marina (760) 648-7539; Ernie’s Tackle (760) 648-7756.

Nearest campground: Big Springs Campground


Wild Iris on the Upper Owens River, May 2007.  Photo by H. Blackburn.  Courtesy  of Mammoth Mountain.

Fishing season: General       


Favorite lures or bait:

Favorite fly patterns:

Stocking information: 24,000+

Nearby fishing:

Additional information: Access to the public is limited to the Big Spring area, which receives heavy pressure throughout the summer months.  The water is slow and clear requiring stealth, a low profile and light lines.  The small fish are privately stocked by Alpers Trout Farm nearby, but there are wild fish populations. Restrictions: Artificial flies and lures.  Another access point is from Benton Crossing Road

Directions: From Highway 395 drive past the junction with Hwy 203 another seven miles north to Owens River Road.  Turn right and drive two miles to Big Springs Campground.


Map courtesy of mytopo.com.

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This page contains a single entry by David Archer published on January 20, 2008 8:54 PM.

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