The State of the Inyo, current as of 04/15/2022

inyo forest 300x300 1Mono Lake Ranger District:
Roads closed: Ebbetts Pass (Hwy 4), Sonora Pass (Hwy 108), Monitor Pass (Hwy 89), Tioga Pass (120 E, 3.5
mi west of Hwy395), Saddlebag Rd.
Roads open: Lundy Lake Rd, Hwy 120 W 3.5 miles west of Hwy 395, Hwy 120 E (Benton), Hwy 158 June
Lake Loop, Bodie Road (SR 270)
Campgrounds open: Lundy Canyon (county)
Campgrounds closed: Tioga Lake, Junction, Ellery Lake, Big Bend, Saddlebag Lake Trailhead, Saddlebag
Lake, Sawmill Walk-in, Moraine, Aspen, Lower Lee Vining (expected open April 29th), Aerie Crag, Reversed
Creek, Gull Lake (expected April 29th), Silver Lake (expected open April 22nd), June Lake (expected April
29th), Oh Ridge (expected April 29th), Hartley, Obsidian Flat Group, Glass Creek (expected April 29th), Upper
Deadman, Lower Deadman, Big Springs.
The Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center is closed for the season.

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 Lake Basin Rd., Lakes Basin Rd.
Campgrounds open: Mammoth Mtn. RV Park.
Campgrounds closed: Crowley (BLM), Old Shady, New Shady Rest, Sherwin Creek, Pine Glen, Twin Lakes,
Pine City, Lake Mary, Lake George, Coldwater, Reds Meadow, Agnew Meadows Family, Agnew Meadows
Horse, Agnew Meadows Group Pumice Flat, Pumice Flat Group, Minaret Falls, Upper Soda.
The Devils Postpile Ranger Station is closed for the season.
ESIA is operating the bookstore at the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center Thursday-Monday, 8:00 am to
4:30 pm.

White Mountain Ranger District
Road closed: Rock Creek @ the Sno Park, North Lake Rd., Hwy 168 after Aspendell, South Lake Rd. after

Bishop Creek Resort.
Roads open: Glacier Rd. (Big Pine Creek), McGee Creek Rd., Rock Creek Rd. to the Sno Park, Pine Creek,
Buttermilk Rd., Hwy 168 to Aspendell, South Lake Rd. to Bishop Creek Resort, White Mountain Rd. (not
maintained in winter, travel at own risk), Silver Canyon Rd. (4×4-high clearance, snow), Wyman Canyon Rd.
(4×4-high clearance, snow), Big Pine Canyon to upper lot (not maintained in winter, travel at own risk).
Campgrounds open: Pleasant Valley (County), Pleasant Valley Pit (BLM, no water), Grandview (winter ops,
no services, no fees), Bitterbrush (winter ops), Baker Creek (County), Taboose Creek (County), Tinnemaha
Creek (County), Goodale (BLM, no water), Cedar Flat Group.
Campgrounds closed: Convict Lake(tentative open April 27th), French Camp(tentative April 27th),
Tuff(tentative April 27th), Rock Creek, Mosquito Flat Backpacker, Rock Creek Group, Upper Pine Grove, Pine
Grove, East Fork, Palisade Group, Aspen Group, Big Meadow, Iris Meadow, Holiday, McGee Creek, Horton
(BLM), North Lake, Sabrina, Willow, Bishop Park, Bishop Park Group, Big Trees, Mountain Glen, Table
Mountain Group, Intake 2, Forks, Four Jeffrey, Big Pine Creek, Upper Sage Flat, Lower Sage Flat, Clyde
Glacier Group, Palisade Glacier Group.

The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center is closed for the season.
The White Mountain Public Lands Information Center in Bishop is closed for the winter season

Mt Whitney Ranger District
Road closed: Onion Valley Rd., Whitney Portal Rd. at lower gate, Horseshoe Meadow at the lower gate.
Roads open: Foothill Road, Division Creek.
Campgrounds open: Independence Creek (county), Tuttle Creek (BLM, no water, dump station closed),
Portuguese Joe (county), Diaz Lake (County), Kennedy Meadows with no services (no toilets, no water, no
trash cans, no fee).
Campgrounds closed: Upper Grays Meadow, Lower Grays Meadow, Lone Pine, Onion Valley, Whitney
Portal (projected April 25th), Whitney Portal Trailhead Campground (projected April 25th), Whitney Portal
Group (projected April 25th), Cottonwood Lakes, Cottonwood Pass, Horseshoe Meadows Equestrian.
The Eastern Sierra Visitor Center in Lone Pine is Open.

The Inyo National Forest is not in fire restrictions.

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