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Mammoth Lakes Wins 2022 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award for “Best Ski Town”

Mammoth Lakes, Calif. (December 2, 2022) — Mammoth Lakes, California has won the honor of “Best Ski Town” in North America in the 2022 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award Contest. Mammoth Lakes is home to Mammoth Mountain and surrounded by the Eastern Sierra wilderness that Ansel Adams made famous. With a long history […]

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On The Bodie Hills: Protecting Bodie Hills and the 30×30 Initiative

Join Desert Survivors and the Sierra Club Range of Light Group, and featured Bodie Hills expert Nora Hogg, for this virtual presentation on how and why protecting the Bodie Hills can help fulfill state, national, and global 30×30 goals. The Bodie Hills lie between the Sierra Nevada and the Great Basin Desert on the California/Nevada […]

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Inyo National Forest Recreation Site Statuses November 4, 2022

  www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/inyo/recreation Mono Lake Ranger District: Campgrounds Open: Glass Creek (Closing early on 11/6 due to incoming weather and no camp host) Campgrounds Closed: Silver Lake, Lower Lee Vining Gull Lake, June Lake, Oh Ridge, Aerie Crag (overflow, no campfires/water), Aspen, Big Springs, Reversed Creek, Big Bend, Ellery Lake, Junction, Hartley Springs, Saddlebag Lake, Sawmill Walk-in, Tioga […]

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PRESS RELEASE FROM Inyo National Forest – Recreation Site Statuses October 21, 2022

Mono Lake Ranger District: Campgrounds Open: Silver Lake, Lower Lee Vining (Closing on 10/30) Glass Creek (Closing on 11/15) Campgrounds Closed: Gull Lake, June Lake, Oh Ridge, Aerie Crag (overflow, no campfires/water), Aspen, Big Springs, Reversed Creek, Big Bend, Ellery Lake, Junction, Hartley Springs, Saddlebag Lake, Sawmill Walk-in, Tioga Lake, Moraine, Saddlebag Trailhead Group, Obsidian Flat […]

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Death Valley – Free Permits Required for Some Backpacking and Roadside Camping; Campgrounds and Some Roads Opening Soon 

  DEATH VALLEY, Calif. – As temperatures cool, Death Valley National Park is opening campgrounds. The National Park Service (NPS) and Caltrans are making progress reopening flood-damaged roads. Free permits will be required for overnight camping along the park’s most popular backcountry roads and trails. Texas Springs Campground and Stovepipe Wells Campground will open at […]

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Inyo National Forest Recreation Site Statuses October 6, 2022

  www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/inyo/recreation   Mono Lake Ranger District:  Campgrounds open: Big Springs, Aspen (closes 10/11). Closing on 10/16: Reversed Creek, Gull Lake, June Lake, Oh Ridge, Aerie Crag (overflow, no campfires/water). Closing on 10/31: Silver Lake, Lower Lee Vining. Closing on 11/15: Glass Creek.  Campgrounds closed:  Big Bend, Ellery Lake, Junction, Hartley Springs, Saddlebag Lake, Sawmill Walk-in, […]

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Pleasant Valley Reservoir Water Quality and Safety Reminder for Labor Day Weekend 2022

      (September 2, 2022)—The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is urging all visitors to Pleasant Valley Reservoir to exercise caution while recreating in the lake, due to water quality concerns that may cause harmful effects on people and animals. LADWP is closely monitoring the water for any type of harmful […]

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Fishermen and Recreational Users Urged to Stay Out of the Water at Bridgeport Resevoir Due to Harmful Algal Bloom

  The Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) is urging fisherman and recreational users to stay out of the water at Bridgeport Reservoir located in Mono County. Localized areas of the lake were tested to confirm that the lake is being impacted by Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). The dam area is posted with […]

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Harmful Algal Blooms Located in Crowley Lake in Mono County

The Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Boards) are urging fisherman and recreational users to stay out of the water at Crowley Lake located in Mono County. Localized areas of the lake were tested to confirm that the lake is being impacted by Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). The lake is posted with a recreational […]

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Plan Ahead and Recreate Responsibly on the Inyo this 2022 Labor Day Weekend

    BISHOP, Calif., August 31, 2022 — With Labor Day weekend and an excessive heat watch approaching, the Inyo National Forest reminds visitors to recreate responsibly, plan ahead and prepare for any closures and fire restrictions. September also marks the start of National Preparedness Month, a time to prepare for disasters or emergencies that could happen at […]

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