State of the Inyo National Forest

The State of the Inyo, current as 11/30/18

Mono Lake Ranger District

Roads open: Hwy 158 from south junction @ Hwy 395 to 3.5 miles north of June Lake Village.

Roads Closed: Monitor Pass (Hwy 89), Sonora Pass (Hwy 108), Bodie (Hwy 270), Tioga Pass (Hwy 120 W), Saddlebag Rd., Hwy 120 E (south of junction of Hwy 395 to 7 miles west of Hwy 6 at Benton Crossing Rd.), Hwy 158 from 3.5 miles north of June Lake Village to the north junction of Hwy 395.

Campgrounds closed: Upper and Lower Deadman, Hartley Springs, Big Springs, Obsidian Flat, Glass Creek Big Bend, Aerie Crag, Gull Lake, June Lake, Oh Ridge, Reversed Creek, Silver Lake, Ellery Lake, Lower Lee Vining, Junction, Moraine, Tioga Lake, Sawmill Walk-in, Saddlebag Lake, and Saddlebag Lake Group Camp, Aspen Grove, Lundy Canyon (county).

The Mono Basin Visitor Center is closed for the season.

Mammoth Ranger District

Roads open: Mammoth Creek, Mammoth Scenic Loop, Laurel Canyon (snow).

Closed: Hwy. 203 (continuing to the Reds Meadow Rd.) at Mammoth Mountain Inn, Lakes Basin Rd., Old Mammoth Rd. to Lakes Basin.

Campgrounds open: Mammoth Mtn. RV Park (private, year round).

Campgrounds closed: Crowley Lake (BLM), Convict Lake, New Shady Rest, Old Shady Rest, Sherwin Creek, Pine Glen Family/Group, 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, Browns Owens River.

The Mammoth Welcome Center is open daily 8:30 am-4:30 pm. Closed holidays (Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day).

The Devils Postpile Ranger Station is closed for the season.

White Mountain Ranger District

CARMA restoration area closure.  Respect the restoration efforts. Do not travel w/motorized vehicles beyond closed gates or park off of established roadways where vegetative seeding has occurred.

Roads open: McGee Creek Rd., Rock Creek Rd. to the Sno Park, Buttermilk Rd., Hwy 168 to Aspendell, Big Pine Canyon (Glacier Lodge) Rd., White Mt. Rd. (not maintained or plowed, heavy snow, travel at own risk), Silver Canyon Rd. (snow), Wyman Canyon Rd (snow).

Roads closed: Rock Creek Rd. at the Sno Park, North Lake Rd., South Lake Road at Bishop Creek Lodge, Hwy 168W at Aspendell.

Campgrounds open: Goodale (BLM), Grandview (no water, no trash service, firewood is limited), Pleasant Valley Pit (BLM), Pleasant Valley (County).

Campground open (winter ops): Holiday, Bitterbrush

Campground closed: McGee, Tuff, French Camp, Mosquito Flat Backpacker, Rock Creek Lake Group Campground, Rock Creek, East Fork, Pine Grove, Iris Meadow, Big Meadow, Aspen Group, Palisade Group, Horton Creek (BLM), Four Jeffrey, Forks, Big Trees, Bishop Park, Intake 2, Bishop Park Group, Willow, North Lake, Sabrina, Table Mountain Group, Mt. Glen, Cedar Flat Group, Big Pine Creek, Sage Flat, Clyde Glacier Group Camp, Palisade Glacier Group Camp.

The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center is closed for the season.

The White Mountain Ranger Station Visitor Center is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, closed for lunch (noon- 1:00 pm). Closed holidays (Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day).

Mt Whitney Ranger District:

Roads open: Foothill Rd., Division Creek.

Roads closed: Onion Valley Rd., Whitney Portal Rd., Horseshoe Meadow Rd,

Campgrounds open:, Boulder Creek RV Resort, Diaz Lake (County), Independence Creek (County), Portagee Joe (County), Tuttle Creek (BLM).

Campgrounds open (winter ops): Lone Pine, Grays Meadow.

Campgrounds closed: Whitney Portal, Onion Valley, Cottonwood Lakes/Pass, Horseshoe Meadow Equestrian.

The Eastern Sierra Visitor Center in Lone Pine is open daily from 8:30-430. Closed holidays (Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day).

The Inyo National Forest and Bishop BLM are not in Fire Restrictions for fire hazard.

 

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