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Eastern Sierra News for July 21, 2024





The State of the Inyo, current as of 11/7/19
Mono Lake Ranger District

Roads open: Sonora Pass (Hwy 108), Monitor Pass (Hwy 89), Ebbetts Pass (Hwy 4), Bodie

Road, (SR270), Lundy Canyon Road, Tioga Pass (Hwy 120 W), Saddlebag Road, Hwy 120 E (Benton), June Lake Loop (Hwy 158).

Campgrounds open: Lundy Canyon (closing 11/15, county), Lower Lee Vining (closing 11/12), Glass Creek.
Campgrounds closed: Tioga Lake, Junction, Sawmill Walk-in, Saddlebag Lake, Saddlebag Lake Group, Ellery Lake, Big Bend, Aspen, Moraine, Hartley, Obsidian Flat Group, Big Springs, Upper Deadman, Lower Deadman, Aerie Crag, Reversed Creek, Silver Lake, Gull Lake, June Lake, Oh Ridge.

The Mono Basin Visitor Center is open Thursday – Monday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Fuelwood Permits on sale 9:00 am to noon and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, staffing dependent.
Mammoth Ranger District Roads closed: Hwy. 203 (continuing to the Reds Meadow Rd.) at Mammoth Mountain Inn.

Roads open: Mammoth Scenic Loop, Old Mammoth Road to Lake Mary Road, Lake Mary Road.
Campgrounds open: Mammoth Mtn. RV Park (private, year-round).
Campgrounds closed: Upper Soda Springs, Pumice Flat, Pumice Flat Group, Reds Meadow, Agnew Meadows Horse, Agnew Meadows Group, Agnew Meadows Family, Minaret Falls, Old Shady Rest, New Shady Rest Pine Glen Family/Group, Sherwin Creek, Twin Lakes, Lake Mary, Lake George, Pine City, Coldwater, Convict Lake, Crowley (BLM), Brown’s Owens River (private).
The Mammoth Welcome Center is open daily 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Fuelwood Permits on sale Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – noon and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
The Devils Postpile Ranger Station is closed for the season.



White Mountain Ranger District
Roads open: McGee Creek Rd., Rock Creek Road, Buttermilk Rd., Hwy 168 to Sabrina, North Lake Road, South Lake Rd., Silver Canyon Rd. (4×4-high clearance), Wyman Canyon Rd. (4×4-high clearance), White Mountain Road (4×4, high clearance vehicle recommended beyond Schulman Grove), Big Pine Canyon (Glacier Lodge) Road. Campgrounds open: Holiday, Mosquito Flat Backpacker, Pleasant Valley (County), Pleasant Valley Pit (BLM – no water), Bitterbrush (winter ops,) Grandview (no water, no trash service, firewood is limited).

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

The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center is closed for the season.
The White Mountain Ranger Station Visitor Center is open Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:30 pm, closed for lunch noon-1:00 pm. Fuelwood permits on sale 9:00 am to noon and 1:00 pm to

4:00 pm.

Mt Whitney Ranger District
Roads open: Foothill Road, Division Creek, Onion Valley Road, Whitney Portal Road, Horseshoe Meadow Road., Sherman Pass Road – (across Kern Plateau, access to Blackrock and Monache).
Campgrounds open: Independence Creek (County), Lower Grays Meadow (winter ops), Lone Pine (winter ops), Whitney Portal Trailhead (no water), Tuttle Creek (BLM), Portagee Joe (County), Boulder Creek RV Resort, Diaz Lake (County), Cottonwood Lakes (no water), Cottonwood Pass (no water), Horseshoe Meadows Equestrian (no water), Kennedy Meadows.
Campgrounds closed: Upper Grays Meadow, Onion Valley, Whitney Portal, Whitney Portal Group.
The Eastern Sierra Visitor Center in Lone Pine is open daily open daily 8:30 am-to 4:30 pm.
The Inyo National Forest and Bishop BLM are not in Fire Restrictions.

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