The State of the Inyo, current as of 11/10/21

The State of the Inyocurrent as of 11/10/21

USFS NoticeMono Lake Ranger District:


Roads closed: Ebbetts Pass (Hwy 4), Sonora Pass (Hwy 108), Tioga Pass (Hwy 120 W), Saddlebag Rd.


Roads open: Monitor Pass (Hwy 89), Bodie Rd. (Hwy 270), Lundy Lake Rd to resort., Hwy 120 E (Benton), Hwy 158 (June Lake Loop).


Campground closing 11/15: Lundy Canyon (county).

Campgrounds closed: Tioga Lake, Junction, Ellery Lake, Big Bend, Saddlebag Lake TrailheadSaddlebag Lake, Sawmill Walk-in, Moraine, Aspen, Lower Lee Vining, Aerie Crag, Reversed Creek, Gull Lake, Silver Lake, June Lake, Oh Ridge,  Hartley, Obsidian Flat Group, Glass Creek, 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 Thursday-Sunday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

White Mountain Ranger District

Road closed: Rock Creek after the pack station, South Lake Rd. after Parchers.

Roads open: McGee Creek Rd. (not plowed after county park), Rock Creek Rd. to the pack station, (will close in advance of winter storm), Pine Creek, Buttermilk Rd., North Lake Rd., Hwy 168, South Lake Parchers, 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 (not maintained in winter, travel at own risk).


Campgrounds Open: (no water, walk in from pack station), 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).

Campgrounds closed: Convict Lake, French Camp, Tuff, 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, Cedar Flat Group, 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: virtual services, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, closed for lunch noon to 1:00 pm, closed federal holidays.

Mt Whitney Ranger District

Roads open: Onion Valley (not maintained in winter, travel at own risk), Whitney Portal Rd. (not maintained in winter, travel at own risk), Foothill Road, Division Creek, Horseshoe Meadow (not maintained in winter, travel at own risk).

Campgrounds closing 11/15: Cottonwood Lakes, Cottonwood Pass, Horseshoe Meadows Equestrian.

Campgrounds open: Lower Grays Meadow (winter ops), Independence Creek (county), Tuttle Creek (BLM, no water, dump station closed), Portuguese Joe (county), Lone Pine (winter ops), Diaz Lake (County), Kennedy Meadows with no services (no toilets, no water, no trash cans, no fee).

Campgrounds closed: Upper Grays Meadow, Onion Valley, Whitney Portal, Whitney Portal Trailhead Campground, Whitney Portal Group.

The Eastern Sierra Visitor Center in Lone Pine: Open Thursday through Monday, 8:00 am to 4:30 am. ESIA will operate the bookstore daily, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

The Inyo National Forest is not in fire restrictions.

For more info see The Forest Service Website

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