LADWP Announces Closure of Certain Recreational Areas in Support of “Safer at Home” Order

BISHOP, CA (April 1, 2020) – In keeping with LADWP’s commitment to be good environmental stewards and promote the health and safety of the residents, visitors and employees in the Eastern Sierra, the following LADWP areas and/or locations are CLOSED to the public indefinitely in support of the Safer At Home Order: Owens River Gorge, including Control Gorge, Middle and Upper Gorge parking areas; and the parking areas at Happy and Sad Boulders.

LADWP will continue to monitor and assess the situation and announce further closures as necessary.

LADWP asks that everyone obey posted signs as trespassing is prohibited by law and encourages individuals to continue practicing social distancing and stay home to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

LADWP understands the public’s need to enjoy the benefits of nature during the COVID-19 pandemic. For people wishing to enjoy the outdoors, public health officials are advising people to walk, run, hike and bike in their local neighborhoods and maintain a social/physical distance of 6 feet or more.

We appreciate the public’s understanding and patience during these uncertain times. We will #PowerOnTogether.

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Timmy Largo
Timmy Largo
2 years ago

Owens Gorge. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.

Josh Dixon
Josh Dixon
2 years ago

Agenda 21 is now in full effect, Cancel Christmas folks ????????☹️

Tom (rvSeniorMoments)
Tom (rvSeniorMoments)
2 years ago
Reply to  Josh Dixon

It’s Agenda 30 now. Didn’t you get the email?

Genevieve Woods
Genevieve Woods
2 years ago

Two weeks ago I took my children on a walking geology tour of the Gorge, looking at the different kinds of Bishop Tuff with magnifying glasses. Now we can’t do that. A local geologist gave me the information to take my kids on that tour, and I gave that information… Read more »

Art La Cues
Art La Cues
2 years ago

LADWP continues to show it is a good neighbor in this challenging time!