State of the Inyo National Forest

USFS news release

The State of the Inyo

Roads Open: Bodie Road **(SR270), June Lake Loop **N & S (SR158), Hwy 120 E **(Mono Mills Road), Lundy Canyon Road (to the resort).

Photo courtesy of Barbara Richter

Roads Closed: Sonora Pass (SR108), Monitor Pass (SR89), Ebbetts Pass (SR4 ), Lundy
Canyon Road (beyond resort), Tioga Pass (SR120 W),Saddlebag Rd.
Campgrounds open: Oh Ridge, June Lake, Gull Lake, Aerie Crag, Silver Lake, Reversed Creek,
Glass Creek, Lower Lee Vining, Lundy Canyon (county).
Campgrounds closed: Upper and Lower Deadman, Hartley Springs, Big Springs, Obsidian Flat,
Big Bend (Est. 5/24), Ellery Lake, Junction, Moraine, Tioga Lake, Sawmill Walk-in, Saddlebag
Lake and Saddlebag Lake Group Camp, Aspen Grove.
The Mono Basin Visitor Center is open daily, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, (Fuelwood Permits on sale
Monday-Sunday – 8:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 4:30)
Mammoth Ranger District
Roads open: Mammoth Scenic Loop.
Closed: Hwy. 203 (continuing to the Reds Meadow Rd.) at Mammoth Mountain Inn, Lakes Basin
Road., Old Mammoth Road. to Lakes Basin
Campgrounds open: Mammoth Mtn. RV Park (private, year-round). Crowley (BLM, no water),
Convict Lake, New Shady Rest, Old Shady Rest, Brown’s Owens River (Private)
Campgrounds closed: Sherwin Creek (Est.5/24), Pine Glen Family/Group (Est.5/31), Twin Lakes,
Lake Mary, Lake George, Pine City, Coldwater, Agnew Meadows Horse, Agnew Meadows
Group, Agnew Meadows Family, Upper Soda Springs, Pumice Flat, Reds Meadow, Devils Postpile.
The Mammoth Welcome Center is open daily 8:00 am-5:00. (Fuelwood Permits on sale
Monday-Friday, 8:30 to 1:00 and 2:00 to 4:00).
The Devils Postpile Ranger Station is closed for the season.
White Mountain Ranger District
Roads open: McGee Creek Rd. (open to the pack station), Rock Creek Road (to pack station),
Buttermilk Rd., South Lake Rd., Bishop Creek **Hwy 168 to Sabrina, Silver Canyon Rd. (snow),
Wyman Canyon Rd. (snow), White Mountain Road to VC (icy), Big Pine Canyon (Glacier Lodge) Road.

5/23/19
Roads closed: North Lake Road, Rock Creek Road at pack station.
Campgrounds open: McGee Creek, Tuff, French Camp, Big Meadow, Iris Meadow, East
Fork, Aspen Group (Res. only), Horton (BLM), Goodale (BLM), Grandview (no water, no
trash service, firewood is limited), Bitterbrush, Big Bend, Four Jeffrey, Forks, Intake 2,
Willow, Sabrina, Table Mountain Group, Mt. Glen, Pleasant Valley Pit (BLM), Pleasant
Valley (County).Cedar Flat (Group), Sage Flat, Upper Sage Flat.
Campgrounds closed: Mosquito Flat Backpacker, Rock Creek Lake Group Campground,
Rock Creek (Gated), Pine Grove, Palisade Group, Big Trees, Bishop Park, Bishop Park Group,
North Lake, Big Pine Creek, Clyde Glacier Group Camp, Palisade Glacier Group Camp.
The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center is closed.
The White Mountain Ranger Station Visitor Center is open daily, 8:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to
5:00, closed for lunch! (Fuelwood Permits are on sale Monday-Sunday, 8:30 to 12:00 and
1:00 to 4:00)
Mt Whitney Ranger District:
Roads open: Foothill Rd., Division Creek, Whitney Portal Road, Onion Valley Road,
Horseshoe Meadow Rd.
Road closed: Saline Valley (south) – washed out!!
Campgrounds open:, Boulder Creek RV Resort, Diaz Lake (County), Independence
Creek (County), Portagee Joe (County), Tuttle Creek (BLM), Lone Pine, Grays Meadow
upper & lower)
Campgrounds closed: Onion Valley, Cottonwood Lakes/Pass, Horseshoe Meadow Equestrian.
The Eastern Sierra Visitor Center in Lone Pine is open daily from 8:00 to 5:00
(No Fuelwood Permits available).
The Inyo National Forest and Bishop BLM are not in Fire Restrictions for fire hazard.
**Emergency changes !!

 

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One Response to State of the Inyo National Forest

  1. Nip in the Bud May 27, 2019 at 9:40 am #

    My USFS Inyo National Forest Map sez it’s Portage Joe Campground not Portagee Joe – WTF?

     

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