Inyo National Forest Recreation Site Statuses
October 21, 2022
Mono Lake Ranger District:
Silver Lake, Lower Lee Vining (Closing on 10/30)
Glass Creek (Closing on 11/15)
Campgrounds Closed: Gull Lake, June Lake, Oh Ridge, Aerie Crag (overflow, no campfires/water), Aspen, Big Springs, Reversed Creek, Big Bend, Ellery Lake, Junction, Hartley Springs, Saddlebag Lake, Sawmill Walk-in, Tioga Lake, Moraine, Saddlebag Trailhead Group, Obsidian Flat Group, Upper and Lower Deadman.
Note: Silver Lake Boat launch is still under construction due to delays in asphalt equipment availability. Estimated to be complete by the last week of October.
Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center CLOSED for the season on October 17.
Mammoth Ranger District
Campgrounds Open: New Shady Rest (closes 10/30).
Campgrounds Closed: Twin Lakes, Old Shady Rest, Pine City, Pine Glen and Pine Glen Group, Lake Mary, Lake George, Coldwater, Sherwin Creek, Reds Meadow, Agnew Meadows, Agnew Meadows Horse, Agnew Meadows Group, Pumice Flat, Pumice Flat Group, Minaret Falls, Upper Soda Springs.
Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center will remain open during the fall and winter season five days per week, but subject to change.
Roads Closed: Reds Meadow Road closed on October 11.
White Mountain Ranger District
Campgrounds Open: Mosquito Flat Backpacker
Closing 10/23: Big Meadow, Iris Meadow, Aspen Group.
Closing 10/25: Sabrina, Bishop Park, Upper and Lower Intake 2, Forks, Bitterbrush, Four Jeffrey, Upper Sage, Big Trees.
Estimated to close end of October: Grandview.
Closing 10/31: Convict Lake, McGee Creek, French Camp, Tuff.
Campgrounds Closed: Big Pine Canyon Group – Clyde and Palisade Glacier, Cedar Flat Group, Mountain Glen, Pine Grove and Upper Pine Grove, East Fork, Palisade Group, Rock Creek Lake, Rock Creek Group, Willow, Table Mountain Group, Sage Flat, North Lake.
White Mountain Public Lands Information Center and Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest – Schulman Grove Visitor Center both close on October 29.
Mount Whitney Ranger District
Campgrounds open: Lone Pine, Cottonwood Lakes Walk-In, Cottonwood Pass Walk-In, Horseshoe Meadow Equestrian, Kennedy Meadows with no services except portable toilet (no water/trash cans/fee), Lower Grays Meadow.
Closing 10/31: Onion Valley, Upper Grays Meadow, Whitney Portal Group (includes Ravine campsite)
Campgrounds Closed: Whitney Portal Trailhead
Eastern Sierra Visitor Center: Open Thursday through Monday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Other important items of note
- The Inyo National Forest and Bishop Bureau of Land Management (BLM) remain in Stage I fire restrictions, however they will be lifted in the near future. At this time, campfires remain allowed only in designated, developed recreation sites. Visitors camping anywhere else (dispersed camping or wilderness backpacking) may use a portable stove or lantern using gas, jellied petroleum, or pressurized liquid fuel, with a valid California Campfire permit.
- The season for collecting fuelwood ends on October 31, however an extension is being planned – get your permit now if you haven’t already: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/inyo/passes-permits/?cid=fseprd541256
(From Inyo National Forest)