The State of the Inyo
May 27, 2022
Mono Lake Ranger District
• Tioga Pass (120 West) opens Friday, May 27 at 12 pm. Reservation required to drive through Yosemite between
6:00am – 4:00pm. Visit the park’s website for more information.
• 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
• Saddlebag Rd.
Tioga Lake, Junction, Emery Lake and Moraine Campgrounds all open Friday May 27
Aspen, Big Springs, Hartley Springs, Reversed Creek, Lundy Canyon (County), Silver Lake, Gull Lake, Oh! Ridge
June Lake, Aerie Crag, Glass Creek, Lower Lee Vining
Big Bend, Saddlebag Lake Trailhead Group, Saddlebag Lake, Sawmill Walk-in, Obsidian Flat Group, Upper and Lower
• Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center: please call ahead to find out if passes and permit sales are possible
o Memorial Day weekend hours: open all weekend, including Monday, May 30 from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
and closed Tuesday, May 31.
o Normal operating hours: Tuesday-Sunday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Mammoth Ranger District
Roads OPEN: Mammoth Scenic Loop
• HWY 203 (continuing to the Reds Meadow Rd.) at Mammoth Mountain Inn
• Old Mammoth Rd. to Lakes Basin Road
• Lakes Basin Road opens Friday, May 27 at 2:00 PM
Lake Mary, Lake George, Coldwater, Twin Lakes, Old Shady Rest, Pine Glen Group, Sherwin Creek, New Shady Rest,
Mammoth Mtn. RV Park, Crowley (BLM)
Pine City, Reds Meadow, Agnew Meadows Family, Agnew Meadows Horse, Agnew Meadows Group Pumice Flat, Pumice
Flat Group, Minaret Falls, Upper Soda Springs
• Devils Postpile Ranger Station (NPS): closed for the season.
• Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center:
o Hours: every day from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
*** Please Note: Laurel Lakes Road (Forest Road 28E201) south of Sherwin Creek Road near Mammoth Lakes has
severe washouts. Please refrain from driving on the road.***
White Mountain Ranger District
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), Wyman Canyon Rd. (4×4-high clearance), Big Pine Canyon to upper lot.
Roads CLOSED: none
Table Mountain Group, Mosquito Flat Backpacker, 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 (Upper area has no water), 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: none
• Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center:
o Hours: Thursday through Sunday 10am – 4:45 pm
• White Mountain Public Lands Information Center: opened on May 24
o 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: Cottonwood Lakes, Cottonwood Pass, Horseshoe Meadow Equestrian, 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: none
Eastern Sierra Visitor Center: open with limited services
The Inyo National Forest is not currently in fire restrictions, but they will be forthcoming.