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The State of the Inyo

The State of the Inyo
June 16, 2022

Inyo National Forest is currently in fire restrictions

 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:

Upper and Lower Deadman, Tioga Lake, Junction, Ellery 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

Opening Friday, June 17: Big Bend, Sawmill Walk-In, Saddlebag

*Please note: Construction has resumed on Silver Lake Boat Launch. This may affect those camping in Silver Lake Campground, including potential noise. 

Campgrounds CLOSED:

Saddlebag Lake Trailhead Group (opening June 24), Saddlebag Lake, Obsidian Flat Group.

Visitor Centers:

  • Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center: please call ahead to find out if passes and permit sales are possible
    • Operating hours: Thursday-Sunday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Mammoth Ranger District

Roads OPEN:

  • Reds Meadow (HWY 203) opens Friday, June 17.
    • Minaret Vista Lookout is also open.
  • Mammoth Scenic Loop
  • Old Mammoth Road to Lakes Basin Road
  • Lakes Basin Road


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

Opening Friday, June 17: Minaret Falls, Upper Soda Springs, Reds Meadow, Agnew Meadows Family, Pumice Flat Family.

Campgrounds CLOSED:
Agnew Meadows Horse, Agnew Meadows Group, Pumice Flat Group.

Visitor Centers:

  • Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center:
    • Hours: every day from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
  • Devils Postpile Ranger Station (NPS): is scheduled to open June 17.

*** Please Note: Laurel Mountain Trail (28E201) south of Sherwin Creek Road near Mammoth Lakes has severe washouts. 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:
    • Hours: Thursday through Sunday 10am – 4:45 pm
  • White Mountain Public Lands Information Center: opened on May 24
    • 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: Kennedy Meadows (no services), 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


Lisa Cox
Acting Public Affairs Officer
Forest Service

Inyo National Forest


cell: 909-659-5835
351 Pacu Lane
Bishop, CA 93514
Caring for the land and serving people