Recreation for the whole family, or the solo adventurer.

Spend a day on the water, or rent a boat overnight and camp at a remote site around the lake. We currently have fishing boats, SUP's and kayaks for rent at VVR. Please contact us for pricing and availability.


There are several trailheads and a large number of trails to be found around VVR. Several of these criss-cross the wilderness areas offering hikers an opportunity to view wildlife and enjoy the peace and quiet of nature. Popular day-hikes out of VVR include:

  • Devil's Bathtub
  • Mono Hot Springs Trail

The US Forest Service also maintains a list of trails in the Sierra National Forest.


Few spots offer such superb opportunities for fishing as Lake Edison. With the 15 mile per hour speed limit for boats, it's easy to enjoy the peaceful setting. The crystal clear water and legendary trout fishing make this the ultimate destination for avid fishermen looking to hook up a German Brown, Rainbow or Golden Trout. The lake head dock is an easy one-mile walk to Quail Meadows and the JMT/PCT.

Enjoy a day of fishing and hiking. Brook and Golden Trout are found in Cold Creek and Mono Creek, which are the two primary streams that feed Edison Lake. Bear Creek is always a popular fishing stream and is a short car ride away.

Luke's catch in May, 2022
Horseback Riding

Take a nice guided day ride into the backcountry. You can drive up the road about a mile to the High Sierra Pack Station. They also accommodate overnight and longer trips into the many lakes and streams surrounding Lake Edison.

High Sierra Pack Station »
Hot Springs

The Mono Hot Springs area is just five miles down the road from VVR, and provides opportunities for fishing, birding, mountain biking, hiking and relaxing in the hot springs. Wading is permitted in the San Joaquin River, which is known for its excellent fly fishing. The Mono Creek Trail connects Edison lake to Mono Hot Springs, a hike of about 10 miles round-trip.

Fun & Games
  • Ping-pong
  • Cornhole
  • Cards, dominoes & board games
  • Six-hole disc golf course
  • Basketball hoop