U.S. Forest Service: The State of the Inyo – May 6, 2022

The State of the Inyo
(current as of 05/06/2022)

Mono Lake Ranger District

Roads open:

  • Monitor Pass (Hwy 89 closing at noon on Sunday May 8th for winter storm)
  • Lundy Lake Rd, Hwy 120 E (Benton)
  • Hwy 158 June Lake Loop
  • Bodie Road (SR 270)
  • Hwy 120 W 3.5 miles west of Hwy 395

Roads closed:

  • Ebbetts Pass (Hwy 4)
  • Sonora Pass (Hwy 108)
  • Tioga Pass (120 W, 3.5 mi west of Hwy 395)
  • Saddlebag Rd.

Campgrounds open:

  • Reversed Creek
  • Glass Creek
  • Lower Lee Vining
  • Lundy Canyon (county)
  • Silver Lake
  • Gull Lake
  • Oh Ridge
  • June Lake
  • Aerie Crag

Campgrounds closed:

  • Tioga Lake
  • Junction
  • Ellery Lake
  • Big Bend
  • Saddlebag Lake Trailhead
  • Saddlebag Lake
  • Sawmill Walk-in
  • Moraine
  • Aspen
  • Hartley
  • Obsidian Flat Group
  • Upper Deadman
  • Lower Deadman
  • Big Springs

The Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center is closed (projected open May 17th).

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:
  • New Shady Rest
  • Mammoth Mtn. RV Park
  • Crowley (BLM)

Campgrounds closed:

  • Old Shady
  • Sherwin Creek (projected May 20th)
  • 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.

Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center Thursday-Monday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

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, snow)
  • Wyman Canyon Rd. (4×4-high clearance, snow)
  • Big Pine Canyon to upper lot (not maintained in winter, travel at own risk)

Roads closed:

  • N/A

Campgrounds open:

  • Intake 2
  • Big Meadow
  • Iris Meadow
  • Aspen Group
  • Holiday McGee Creek
  • Tuff
  • French Camp
  • Convict Lake
  • Big Pine Creek
  • Big Trees
  • Four Jeffrey (no water)
  • Forks (no water)
  • Bishop Park (no water)
  • Upper Sage Flat (no water)
  • Lower Sage Flat (no water)
  • Pleasant Valley (County)
  • Horton (BLM) (no potable water or dump station)
  • 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:

  • Rock Creek
  • Mosquito Flat Backpacker
  • Rock Creek Group
  • Upper Pine Grove (projected May 12th)
  • Pine Grove (projected May 12th)
  • East Fork (projected May 12th)
  • Palisade Group (projected May 12th)
  • North Lake
  • Sabrina
  • Willow
  • Bishop Park Group
  • Mountain Glen
  • Table Mountain Group
  • 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, projected open on May 10th.

Mt Whitney Ranger District

Roads open:

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

Road closed:

  • Onion Valley Rd.

Campgrounds open:

  • 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)
  • Kennedy Meadows with no services (no toilets, no water, no trash cans, no fee)
  • Lone Pine

Campgrounds closed:

  • Onion Valley (estimated May 15th)
  • Cottonwood Lakes
  • Cottonwood Pass
  • Horseshoe Meadows Equestrian

The Eastern Sierra Visitor Center in Lone Pine is open with full services May 10th.

The Inyo National Forest is not in fire restrictions.

(From Inyo National Forest)

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