U.S. Forest Service: The State of the Inyo – May 27, 2022

The State of the Inyo
May 27, 2022 

Mono Lake Ranger District

Roads OPEN 

  • Tioga Pass (120 West) opens Friday, May 27 at 12 pm. Reservation required to drive through Yosemite between 6:00am – 4:00pm. Visit the park’s website for more information.
  • Ebbetts Pass (HWY 4)
  • Sonora Pass (HWY 108)
  • Monitor Pass
  • Lundy Lake Rd
  • HWY 120 E (Benton)
  • HWY 158 June Lake Loop
  • Bodie Road (SR 270)
  • HWY 120 W 11 miles west of Hwy 395

Roads CLOSED:

  • Saddlebag Road

Campgrounds OPEN:  

  • Tioga Lake, Junction, Emery Lake and Moraine Campgrounds all open Friday May 27 
  • Aspen
  • Big Springs
  • Hartley Springs
  • Reversed Creek
  • Lundy Canyon (County)
  • Silver Lake
  • Gull Lake
  • Oh! Ridge June Lake
  • Aerie Crag
  • Glass Creek
  • Lower Lee Vining

Campgrounds CLOSED:

  • Big Bend
  • Saddlebag Lake Trailhead Group
  • Saddlebag Lake
  • Sawmill Walk-in
  • Obsidian Flat Group
  • Upper and Lower Deadman 

Visitor Centers:

  • Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center
    • please call ahead to find out if passes and permit sales are possible 
    • Memorial Day weekend hours: open all weekend, including Monday, May 30 from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM and closed Tuesday, May 31.
    • Normal operating hours: Tuesday-Sunday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Mammoth Ranger District

Roads OPEN: 

  • Mammoth Scenic Loop 

Roads CLOSED:

  • HWY 203 (continuing to the Reds Meadow Rd.) at Mammoth Mountain Inn 
  • Old Mammoth Rd. to Lakes Basin Road 
  • Lakes Basin Road opens Friday, May 27 at 2:00 PM 

Campgrounds OPEN:

  • Lake Mary
  • Lake George
  • Coldwater
  • Twin Lakes
  • Old Shady Rest
  • Pine Glen Group
  • Sherwin Creek
  • New Shady Rest
  • Mammoth Mtn. RV Park
  • Crowley (BLM)

Campgrounds CLOSED:

  • Pine City
  • Reds Meadow
  • Agnew Meadows Family
  • Agnew Meadows Horse
  • Agnew Meadows Group Pumice Flat
  • Pumice Flat Group
  • Minaret Falls
  • Upper Soda Springs

Visitor Centers:

  • Devils Postpile Ranger Station (NPS)
    • closed for the season.
  • Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center:
    • Hours: every day from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

*** Please Note: Laurel Lakes Road (Forest Road 28E201) south of Sherwin Creek Road near Mammoth Lakes has severe wash outs. Please refrain from driving on the road.*** 

White Mountain Ranger District 

Roads OPEN:

  • Rock Creek
  • Hwy 168
  • North Lake Rd.
  • Sabrina Rd.
  • South Lake Rd.
  • Glacier Rd. (Big Pine Creek)
  • McGee Creek Rd.
  • Pine Creek
  • Buttermilk Rd.
  • White Mountain Rd. (not maintained in winter, travel at own risk)
  • Silver Canyon Rd. (4×4-high clearance)
  • Wyman Canyon Rd. (4×4-high clearance)
  • Big Pine Canyon to upper lot

Roads CLOSED: none

Campgrounds OPEN:

  • Table Mountain Group
  • Mosquito Flat Backpacker
  • Rock Creek
  • Rock Creek Group
  • Upper Pine Grove
  • Pine Grove
  • East Fork
  • Palisade Group
  • North Lake (no water)
  • Sabrina (no water)
  • Willow
  • Bishop Park Group
  • Mountain Glen
  • Clyde Glacier Group
  • Palisade Glacier Group
  • Intake 2 (Upper area has no water)
  • Big Meadow
  • Iris Meadow
  • Aspen Group
  • Holiday
  • McGee Creek
  • Tuff
  • French Camp
  • Convict Lake
  • Big Pine Creek
  • Big Trees
  • Four Jeffrey
  • Forks
  • Bishop Park
  • Upper Sage Flat
  • Lower Sage Flat
  • Pleasant Valley (County)
  • Horton (BLM)
  • Pleasant Valley Pit (BLM, no water)
  • Grandview (winter ops, no services, no fees)
  • Bitterbrush
  • Baker Creek (County)
  • Taboose Creek (County)
  • Tinnemaha Creek (County)
  • Goodale (BLM, no water)
  • Cedar Flat Group

Campgrounds CLOSED:

  • none 

Visitor Centers:

  • Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center:
    • Hours: Thursday through Sunday 10am – 4:45 pm
  • White Mountain Public Lands Information Center:
    • opened on May 24
    • Tuesday through Saturday (closed Sun + Mon)
    • Hours: 8:30 – 4:30 (closed for lunch 12 -1pm)

Mt Whitney Ranger District 

Roads OPEN:

  • Onion Valley Rd.
  • Horseshoe Meadow
  • Whitney Portal Rd.
  • Foothill Road
  • Division Creek

Road CLOSED: 

  • none

Campgrounds OPEN:

  • Cottonwood Lakes
  • Cottonwood Pass
  • Horseshoe Meadow Equestrian
  • Onion Valley
  • Whitney Portal
  • Whitney Portal Trailhead Campground
  • Whitney Portal Group
  • Lower Grays Meadow (no potable water)
  • Upper Grays Meadow (no potable water)
  • Independence Creek (county)
  • Tuttle Creek
  • Portuguese Joe (county)
  • Diaz Lake (County)
  • Lone Pine

Campgrounds CLOSED:

  • none

Visitor Centers:

  • Eastern Sierra Visitor Center:
    • open with limited services

The Inyo National Forest is not currently in fire restrictions, but they will be forthcoming.

Please be sure to always check our new-and-improved website for an exhaustive list of all of our recreation site status on the forest here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/inyo/recreation

(From Inyo National Forest)

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