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The State of the Inyo May 20, 2022

Mono Lake Ranger District
Roads open: Ebbetts Pass (HWY 4), Sonora Pass (HWY 108), Monitor Pass, Lundy Lake Rd, HWY 120 E (Benton),

HWY 158 June Lake Loop, Bodie Road (SR 270), HWY 120 W 11 miles west of Hwy 395. Roads closed: Tioga Pass (120 W, 11 mi west of Hwy395), Saddlebag Rd.

Campgrounds open: Hartley Springs, Reversed Creek, Glass Creek, Lower Lee Vining, Lundy Canyon (county), Silver Lake, Gull Lake, Oh Ridge, June Lake, Aerie Crag.

Campgrounds closed: Tioga Lake, Junction, Ellery Lake, Big Bend, Saddlebag Lake Trailhead, Saddlebag Lake, Sawmill Walk-in, Moraine, Aspen, Obsidian Flat Group, Upper Deadman, Lower Deadman, Big Springs.

Visitor Centers:
• Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center: opened as of May 17, 2022.

Mammoth Ranger District
Roads closed: Hwy. 203 (continuing to the Reds Meadow Rd.) at Mammoth Mountain Inn, Old Mammoth Rd. to

Lake Basin Rd., Lakes Basin Rd.
Campgrounds open: Sherwin Creek, New Shady Rest, Mammoth Mtn. RV Park, Crowley (BLM)

Campgrounds closed: Old Shady Rest, 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.

Visitor Centers:

  • Devils Postpile Ranger Station (NPS): closed for the season.
  • Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center: open every day, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Roads open: Mammoth Scenic Loop.

White Mountain Ranger District

Roads open: Rock Creek, Hwy 168, North Lake Rd., Sabrina Rd., South Lake Rd., Glacier Rd. (Big Pine Creek), McGee Creek Rd., Pine Creek, Buttermilk Rd., White Mountain Rd. (not maintained in winter, travel at own risk), Silver Canyon Rd. (4×4-high clearance, snow), Wyman Canyon Rd. (4×4-high clearance, snow), Big Pine Canyon to upper lot (not maintained in winter, travel at own risk).

Roads closed: none

Campgrounds open: Rock Creek, Rock Creek Group, Upper Pine Grove, Pine Grove, East Fork, Palisade Group, North Lake (no water), Sabrina (no water), Willow, Bishop Park Group, Mountain Glen, Clyde Glacier Group, Palisade Glacier Group, Intake 2, Big Meadow, Iris Meadow, Aspen Group, Holiday, McGee Creek, Tuff, French Camp, Convict Lake, Big Pine Creek, Big Trees, Four Jeffrey, Forks, Bishop Park, Upper Sage Flat, Lower Sage Flat, Pleasant Valley (County), Horton (BLM), Pleasant Valley Pit (BLM, no water), Grandview (winter ops, no services, no fees), Bitterbrush, Baker Creek (County), Taboose Creek (County), Tinnemaha Creek (County), Goodale (BLM, no water), Cedar Flat Group.

Campgrounds closed: Table Mountain Group, Mosquito Flat Backpacker

Visitor Centers:

  • Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest: open as of May 19. Hours: Thursday through Sunday 10am – 5 pm
  • White Mountain Public Lands Information Center: closed, projected open on May 24th

    Hours: Tuesday through Saturday (closed Sun + Mon) Hours: 8:30 – 4:30 (closed for lunch 12 -1pm)

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

    Road closed: none

    Campgrounds open: Onion Valley, Whitney Portal, Whitney Portal Trailhead Campground, Whitney Portal Group, Lower Grays Meadow (no potable water), Upper Grays Meadow (no potable water), Independence Creek (county), Tuttle Creek, Portuguese Joe (county), Diaz Lake (County), Lone Pine

    Campgrounds closed: Cottonwood Lakes, Cottonwood Pass and Horseshoe Meadows Equestrian (scheduled to open May 23rd)

    Visitor Centers:
    Eastern Sierra Visitor Center: open with limited services

    The Inyo National Forest is not currently in fire restrictions