Spring is in Full Swing in Mono County!

Silver Lake (above) – March 22, 2022
Virginia Lakes Road (below) – March 27, 2022
While we would always welcome more snow (and actually, there’s a bit of snow in the forecast next week….), we’d be lying to say we haven’t been enjoying the longer days and beautiful spring weather as of late.
It’s been a nice mix of the seasons, though. Winter is hanging on with enough snow to ski Mammoth Mountain through at least Memorial Day weekend, but more summer-time activities like hiking and fishing are here, or will be very soon.
Only three weeks to the regular fishing season opener on April 30th! Almost all of the front country lakes are accessible and ice-free, allowing for early-season stocking and giving anglers plenty of elbow room on opening weekend. Request a fishing map and brush up on the new regulations that went into place last year.
Many lower elevation trails are snow-free, waiting to help get you back into hiking shape. We’re also starting to see the first few wildflowers pop up.
And maybe best of all, many roads have started to reopen from their winter closures, including:
  • Bodie Road (SR 270) reopened on April 6
  • Monitor Pass (SR 89) reopened on April 1
  • SR 120 E/Mono Mills Road (to Benton) reopened on March 22
  • North June Lake Loop (Highway 158) reopened on March 21
  • County Roads: Virginia Lakes Road is open to the lakes, Lundy Lake Road is open to the boat launch (campground opens today!), and Rock Creek Road is expected to open around 4/15
Sonora Pass (SR 108) and Tioga Pass (SR 120 W) are still closed at this time, but work is well underway to clear snow and debris – we hope they’ll be open very soon. Please always check weather and road conditions before traveling to Mono County.
Take a look below for a few current pictures, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more. You can also view webcams around Mono County, and as always feel free to give us a call at 800-845-7922 to check in before you visit.
Happy Friday – hope to see you soon!
Alicia, Jeff and Liz
June Lake Loop
Grant Lake
June Lake
Lundy Lake
Upper Twin Lakes – Bridgeport
Bridgeport Reservoir
Make Your Reservations Now
Camp like a pro this summer by making reservations at a public or private campgrounds. View all campgrounds here, and make public campground reservations at Recreation.gov.
Visit ESSRP.org/Camping for an interactive camping map as well as tips and tricks to make the most of your camping trip this summer.
And, since our last newsletter, Yosemite National Park has announced that reservations will be required to enter the Park during the peak hours of 6am-4pm from May 20 through September 30th. When Tioga Pass reopens, this is another reason to enjoy a ride with YARTS!
Upcoming Events
Opening day is April 30th, which kicks off opening-weekend events, derbies, tournaments, and more.
May 27 Mammoth Mountain Bike Park projected opening
May 28 Mammoth Museum (aka Hayden Cabin), Mono Basin Museum & Upside Down House, and Mono County Museum reopen!
Mono Lake march 2022
Please always check Weather & Road Conditions before traveling to Mono County.
We all have the great responsibility to care for the Eastern Sierra, be sure to bring your Mountain Manners.
Request a free copy of the Mono County Visitor Guide, Mono County Fishing Map, and Eastern Sierra Fall Color Map here.
Mono County Tourism | PO Box 603 Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
800-845-7922 | MonoCounty.org
Mono County Tourism | PO Box 603Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
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TIP JAR Jesse is a media content creator and film maker from the Eastern Sierra.

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