State of The Inyo National Forest

The State of the Inyo, current as of 10/22/21

Mono Lake Ranger District:

Roads closed: Ebbetts Pass (Hwy 4), Sonora Pass (Hwy 108), Monitor Pass (Hwy 89), Tioga Pass (Hwy 120 W), Saddlebag Rd.

Roads Closing today: Bodie Rd. (Hwy 270), Hwy 120 E (Benton) closed 2 miles east of Hwy 395 to 6 miles west of Hwy 6.

Road closing 10/23: June Lake (Hwy 158) from 3.5 miles north of June Lake Village to north junction of Hwy 395.

Roads open: Lundy Lake Rd., Hwy 158 from south junction @ Hwy 395 to 3.5 miles north of June Lake Village.

Campgrounds open: Lundy Canyon (county, est. close 11/15,) Silver Lake (est. close 10/31).

Campground closing 10/23: Glass Creek.

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

The Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center is closed for the season.

Mammoth Ranger District

Roads open: Mammoth Scenic Loop.
Roads closed: Reds Meadow Minaret Vista, Old Mammoth Rd. to Lake Basin Rd., Lakes Basin Rd.

Campgrounds open: Crowley (BLM, est. close 11/1), Mammoth Mtn. RV Park, New Shady Rest (est. close 10/31).
Campgrounds closed: Old Shady, Sherwin Creek, Pine Glen, Twin Lakes, Pine City, Lake Mary, Lake George, Coldwater, Reds Meadow, Agnew Meadows Family, Agnew Meadows Horse, Agnew Meadows Group Pumice Flat, Pumice Flat Group, Minaret Falls, Upper Soda.

The Devils Postpile Ranger Station is closed for the season.

Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center: Open to virtual services seven days a week, 8:30 am-4:30 pm. ESIA is operating the bookstore Thursday-Sunday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

White Mountain Ranger District

Road Closing today: Hwy 168 after Aspendell, temporary in advance of the storm

Roads open: McGee Creek Rd., Rock Creek Road (expect ice and snow, will close in advance of winter storm), Pine Creek, Buttermilk Rd., Hwy 168 to Aspendell, North Lake Rd., South Lake Rd., White Mountain Rd., Silver Canyon Rd. (4×4-high clearance), Wyman Canyon Rd. (4×4-high clearance), Big Pine Canyon.

Campgrounds Open: Convict Lake (est. close 10/30), Mosquito Flat Backpacker, French Camp (est. close 10/30),Tuff (est. close 10/30), Horton (BLM, est. close 11/1 ), Pleasant Valley (County), Pleasant Valley Pit (BLM, no water), Bitterbrush (winter ops after 10/26, (no services, no fees)),Grandview, Baker Creek (County), Taboose Creek (County), Tinnemaha Creek (County), Goodale (BLM, no water).

Campgrounds closing 10/26: Intake 2, Forks, Four Jeffrey, Big Pine Creek, Upper Sage Flat.

Campgrounds closed: Rock Creek, Rock Creek Group, Upper Pine Grove, Pine Grove, East Fork, Palisade Group, Aspen Group, Big Meadow, Iris Meadow, McGee Creek, Holiday, North Lake, Sabrina, Willow, Bishop Park, Bishop Park Group, Big Trees, Mountain Glen, Table Mountain Group, Cedar Flat Group Sage Flat, Clyde Glacier Group, Palisade Glacier Group.

The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center is open 10:00 am. to 4:00 pm. Thursday through Sunday. Closed Mon-Wed. Closed for the season October 31.

The White Mountain Public Lands Information Center in Bishop: virtual services, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, closed for lunch noon to 1:00 pm.

Mt Whitney Ranger District

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

Campgrounds open: Upper and Lower Grays Meadow (est. close 10/31), Onion Valley (est. close 10/31), Independence Creek (county), Whitney Portal (est. close 10/31), Whitney Portal Trailhead Campground(est. close 10/31), Whitney Portal Group (est. close 10/31), Tuttle Creek (BLM), Lone Pine(est. close 10/31), Portuguese Joe (county), Diaz Lake (County), Cottonwood Lakes(est. close 11/15), Cottonwood Pass(est. close 11/15), Horseshoe Meadows Equestrian(est. close 11/15), Kennedy Meadows with no services (no toilets, no water, no trash cans, no fee).

The Eastern Sierra Visitor Center in Lone Pine: Open Thursday through Monday, 8:00 am to 4:30 am. ESIA will operate the bookstore daily, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

The Inyo National Forest is in Stage I fire restrictions. Campfires are permitted only in designated developed recreation sites within fire rings. No campfires, briquette barbeques, or stove fires are permitted outside of developed recreation sites. Propane and gas stove use is permitted for dispersed camping and in wilderness areas.

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Deb Schweizer
Public Affairs Specialist
Forest Service
Inyo National Forest

351 Pacu Lane, Suite 200
Bishop, CA 93514
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