State of the Inyo National Forest

USFS press release

Here are some changes of note: The Glass Creek and Lower Lee Vining Campground remain open due to the fair weather and available staffing (USFS). They are will remain open, weather permitting, through November.

The Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center is closed for the season. All other visitor centers will transition to winter hours on 11/5.

Holiday, Bitterbrush, Grays Meadow, and Lone Pine Campgrounds have transitioned to winter operations (no water, no trash service).

Mono Lake Ranger District

Roads open: Monitor Pass (Hwy 89), Sonora Pass (Hwy 108), Tioga Pass (Hwy 120 w), Saddlebag Lake Rd., Hwy 120 E (Benton), Bodie (Hwy 270) Lundy Canyon June Lake Loop, Parker Lake Rd.

Campgrounds open: Lundy Canyon, Lower Lee Vining (est. closing 11/30), Glass Creek (est. closing 11/30).

Campground closing 11/4: Silver Lake

Campgrounds closed: Upper and Lower Deadman, Hartley Springs, Big Springs, Obsidian Flat, Big Bend, Aerie Crag, Gull Lake, June Lake, Oh Ridge, Reversed Creek, Ellery Lake, Junction, Moraine, Tioga Lake, Sawmill Walk-in, Saddlebag Lake, and Saddlebag Lake Group Camp, Aspen Grove

The Mono Basin Visitor Center is closed for the season.

Mammoth Ranger District

Roads open: Lakes Basin Rd., Old Mammoth Rd. to Lakes Basin, Inyo Craters, Mammoth Creek, Mammoth Scenic Loop, Laurel Canyon.

Closed: Reds Meadow Rd.

Campgrounds open: Mammoth Mtn. RV Park (private, year round).

Campground closing 11/4: New Shady Rest.

Campgrounds closed: Crowley Lake (BLM), Convict Lake, Old Shady Rest, Sherwin Creek, Pine Glen Family/Group, Twin Lakes, Lake Mary, Lake George, Pine City, Coldwater, Agnew Meadows Horse, Agnew Meadows Group, Agnew Meadows Family, Upper Soda Springs, Pumice Flat, Reds Meadow, Devils Postpile, Browns Owens River

The Mammoth Welcome Center is open daily 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Starting 11/5: Open daily 8:30 am-4:30 pm. Closed holidays (Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day).

The Devils Postpile Ranger Station is closed for the season.

White Mountain Ranger District

CARMA restoration area closure.  Respect the restoration efforts. Do not travel w/motorized vehicles beyond closed gates or park off of established roadways where vegetative seeding has occurred.

Roads open: McGee Creek Rd., Rock Creek Rd., Buttermilk Rd., North Lake Rd., Hwy 168 to Lake Sabrina, South Lake Rd., Big Pine Canyon (Glacier Lodge) Rd., White Mt. Rd. is clear to the Barcroft gate, Silver Canyon Rd., Wyman Canyon Rd.

Campgrounds open: Mosquito Flat Backpacker, Goodale (BLM), Grandview (no water, no trash service, firewood is limited), Pleasant Valley Pit (BLM), Pleasant Valley (County).

Campground open (winter ops): Holiday, Bitterbrush

Campground closed: McGee, Tuff, French Camp, Rock Creek Lake Group Campground, Rock Creek, East Fork, Pine Grove, Iris Meadow, Big Meadow, Aspen Group, Palisade Group, Horton Creek (BLM), Four Jeffrey, Forks, Big Trees, Bishop Park, Intake 2, Bishop Park Group, Willow, North Lake, Sabrina, Table Mountain Group, Mt. Glen, Cedar Flat Group, Big Pine Creek, Sage Flat, Clyde Glacier Group Camp, Palisade Glacier Group Camp.

The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center is closed for the season.

The White Mountain Ranger Station Visitor Center is open seven days a week, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, closed for lunch (noon- 1:00 pm).  Starting 11/5: Open Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, closed for lunch (noon- 1:00 pm). Closed holidays (Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day).

Mt Whitney Ranger District:

Roads open: Onion Valley Rd., Horseshoe Meadow Rd., Whitney Portal Rd., Foothill Rd., Division Creek.

Campgrounds open: Cottonwood Lakes/Pass, Horseshoe Meadow Equestrian, Boulder Creek RV Resort, Diaz Lake (County), Independence Creek (County), Portagee Joe (County), Tuttle Creek (BLM).

Campgrounds open (winter ops): Lone Pine, Grays Meadow.

Campgrounds closed: Whitney Portal, Onion Valley.

The Eastern Sierra Visitor Center in Lone Pine is open daily from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Starting 11/5: Open daily 8:30-430. Closed holidays (Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day).

The Inyo National Forest is not in Fire Restrictions for fire hazard. Bishop BLM will end fire restrictions on 11/5.


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