The State of the Inyo

June 3, 2022

Mono Lake Ranger District

Roads OPEN:

  • Saddlebag Road
  • Tioga Pass (120 West). Reservation required. 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 Roads CLOSED: None

    Campgrounds OPEN: Tioga Lake, Junction, Emery Lake, Moraine, 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

    Campgrounds CLOSED: Big Bend, Saddlebag Lake Trailhead Group, Saddlebag Lake, Sawmill Walk-in, Obsidian Flat Group, Upper and Lower Deadman (slated to open mid-June)

    Visitor Centers:

• Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center: please call ahead to find out if passes and permit sales are possible

o New operating hours:Thursday-Sunday8:30AM–4:30PM Mammoth Ranger District

Roads OPEN:

  • Mammoth Scenic Loop
  • Old Mammoth Road to Lakes Basin Road
  • Lakes Basin Road

    Roads CLOSED:

• HWY 203 (continuing to the Reds Meadow Rd.) at Mammoth Mountain Inn

Campgrounds OPEN: Lake Mary, Lake George, Coldwater, Twin Lakes, Old Shady Rest, Pine Glen Group, Sherwin Creek, New Shady Rest, Mammoth Mtn. RV Park, Crowley (BLM)

Campgrounds CLOSED: Pine City, Reds Meadow, Agnew Meadows Family, Agnew Meadows Horse, Agnew Meadows Group Pumice Flat, Pumice Flat Group, Minaret Falls, Upper Soda Springs

Visitor Centers:

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

*** Please Note: Laurel Mountain Trail (28E201) south of Sherwin Creek Road near Mammoth Lakes has severe wash outs. Please refrain from driving on the trail.***

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), Wyman Canyon Rd. (4×4-high clearance), Big Pine Canyon to upper lot.
Roads CLOSED: none

Campgrounds OPEN:

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

Visitor Centers:

  • Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center:

    o Hours:ThursdaythroughSunday10am–4:45pm

  • White Mountain Public Lands Information Center: opened on May 24

    o TuesdaythroughSaturday(closedSun+Mon)Hours:8:30–4:30(closedforlunch12-1pm) 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 Visitor Centers:

    Eastern Sierra Visitor Center: open with limited services
    Inyo National Forest is not currently in fire restrictions, but will be forthcoming next week