Tioga Pass and Mammoth Lakes Basin are OPEN!
Please don’t forget that a peak hours reservation is required to drive into or through Yosemite National Park between 6:00am and 4:00pm, now through September 30th. For more information on reservations, please visit go.nps.gov/reserve.
No reservation but still want to visit Yosemite? Relax and enjoy the view (not the driving and parking) with a scenic bus ride from Mono County to several Yosemite stops with the Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS).
Bus tickets include the entrance reservation and the park entrance fee. Buses depart daily from Mammoth Lakes, June Lake and Lee Vining from June 15th to October 15th, and twice daily from July 1st to August 31st. Click here to purchase YARTS bus tickets for the Highway 120/395 route.
Lake Mary Road to the Mammoth Lakes Basin also reopened today. While the roads and trails are open, Forest Service employees will still be working in the area. The water system was damaged this winter and is being repaired, so in the meantime, registered campers must retrieve water from alternative sites within Forest Service campgrounds (with the exception of Twin Lakes). Day users should supply their own water. Portable restrooms and vault toilets will remain available at campgrounds and trailheads.
Camp Like a Pro this Summer
Enjoy and care for the Eastern Sierra this summer by remembering to “Camp Like a Pro”. Plan your trip at essrp.org/camping. Download the interactive map on where you can and cannot camp and how to do so responsibly – now available in the Apple App Store and on Google Play.
No fire restrictions are in place…yet. Thank you for observing all fire restrictions this summer and helping us prevent devastating wildfires. Learn more at monocounty.org.
Registration is open for the 5th annual Ridge Rambler Half Marathon on September 24, 2022! All proceeds go to Bridgeport Elementary School.
(From Mono County Tourism)