The Reds Meadow Road will open on Friday, May 23rd at 3 pm. This weeks’ weather has hampered crew efforts to patch potholes and make repairs to water and sewer systems. Crews may have to continue this work in the following week; however the road will be open this weekend.
The Reds Meadow area is a popular recreation destination for visitors and locals alike and provides access to the Devils Postpile National Monument, trailheads that access the John Muir Trail and destinations such as Agnew Meadow, Thousand Island Lakes, Rainbow Falls, and the Minarets. Fishing, camping, horseback riding, and the Reds Meadow Resort are also popular with visitors.
Employees with the Inyo National Forest and Devils Postpile National Monument have been working to clear snow and trees from roads, trails, and campgrounds as well as repairing potholes, and ensuring that water and sewer systms are in working order.
The Devils Postpile National Monument will open with the opening of the road. Potable water and flush toilets will be available.
Camping opportunties will be available in the Reds Meadow Valley through the US Forest Service. Devils Postpile Campground is anticipated to open on June 20 and be open until early to mid September.
The mandatory Reds Meadow Shuttle Bus will run for Memorial Day weekend, weather permitting. Only exception vehicles will be allowed to drive into the Reds Meadow Valley.
After Memorial Day weekend, the mandatory shuttle bus will not resume operation until June 14.
The roads in the Reds Meadow Valley are narrow and visibility is limited. All vehicles should use caution on both the Reds Meadow and Devils Postpile roads. For more information about Devils Postpile National Monument, visit nps.gov/depo, or contact Devils Postpile at 760-934-2289 or at [email protected]
Although California is experiencing a drought, late –season storms have brought snow to the Sierra. Visitors should still anticipate seeing snow and ice