White Mountain Ranger District Conditions

 

May 23, 2016

798 North Main Street
Bishop, CA 93514
White Mountain Ranger District Recreation


 The pond on Bishop Creek, below South Lake.  Spring conditions are appearing on the White Mtn Ranger District. Some roads are closed due to snow. Storms could appear this time of the season. Bring appropriate clothing, equip vehicle with winter survival essentials and check weather forecast.

White Mountain Ranger Station is open Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, closed for lunch 12:00 to 1:00. Closed Holidays.

The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center is open Friday thru Monday 10AM-4PM, seven days a week begining June 7th.

Wilderness Permits are available at any Inyo National Forest visitor center. Winter season trips do not need a reservation. November 2 to April 30 self issue forms can be used for afterhours registration. Reservations for 2016 season wilderness permits are available six months in advance at recreation.gov Please remember to CONFIRM the number of people on your trip via the recreation.gov site a few days before your trip.  This will hold your permit for pick-up after 10:00 AM - otherwise you may lose your reservation.

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Weather


Bishop Weather

Big Pine Weather

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest Weather

Crowley Lake Weather

Avalanche Advisory

 

Road Status


White Mountain Road

Open to Patriarch Grove turn off, still snow from turn off to Patriarch Grove, walk from the turn off. Silver and Wyman Canyon Roads are open, expect rutted conditions on Wyman Canyon Rd.

Rock Creek Road

Open to the Pack Station.

Bishop Canyon Road

North Fork Open to Sabrina Lake and North Lake, South Fork open to South Lake.

Big Pine Canyon

Open to Glacier Lodge

 

 

Inyo County Road Department (760) 872-2707

Highway Conditions - California

Highway Conditions - Nevada

 

Trail Conditions


 Spring conditions with snow in higher elevations. Phone 760 873-2500 or 760 873-2483 for more information.

 

Campgrounds


Campground  

Status

Price

 Comments

Big Pine Creek Area

Clyde Glacier Group Camp (area is unavailable)

Open

 

 

Big Pine Creek

Open

 

 

Palisade Glacier Group Camp

Open

 

 

Sage Flat

Open

 

 

Upper Sage

Open

 

 

Bishop Area

Big Trees

Open

 

 

Bishop Park

Open

 

 

Bishop Park Group Camp

Open

 

 

Bitterbrush

Open

 

 No Water or Trash service.

Forks

Open

 

 

Four Jeffrey

Open

 

 

Intake 2 Walk-in (area is unavailable)

Open

 

 

Intake 2

Open

 

 

Mountain Glen

Closed

 

 

North Lake

Closed

 

 

Sabrina

Closed

 

 

Table Mountain Closed    

Willow

Closed

 

 

Crowley Lake / Rock Creek Area

Aspen Group Camp

Open

 

 

Big Meadow

Open

 

 

East Fork

Open

 

 

French Camp

Open

 

 

Holiday

Open

 

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Iris Meadow

Open

 

 

McGee Creek

Open

 

 

Mosquito Flat Backpacker

Closed

 

 

Palisade Group Camp

Closed

 

 

Pine Grove

Open

 

 

Rock Creek Lake

Open

 

 

Rock Creek Lake Group Camp

Closed

 

 

Tuff

Open

 

 

Upper Pine Grove

Closed

 

 

White Mountains Area

Grandview

Open

 

No Water. No trash service. Firewood is limited.

Cedar Flat Group Camps
Ferguson, Nelson, and Noren

Open

 

 Use by reservation only: (760) 873-2503

Dispersed Camping : The Inyo National Forest permits camping in dispersed areas with some restrictions.  Note: Bristlecone Pine Forest is closed to dispersed camping, campfires and wood collection.

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest


The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center is open Friday thru Monday 10AM-4PM, will open seven days a week begining June 7th. The White Mountain Road is to the turn off to Patriarch Grove, snow on the road from there to the Grove. Silver Canyon Road and Wyman Canyon Roads are Open, expect rutted conditions on Wyman Canyon Rd.

 

Local Information


Bishop Chamber of Commerce

 

Recreation Opportunity Guides


Hiking Bishop Creek North Fork

Birch Lake and Red Lake Trailheads

Campgrounds- Inyo National Forest

Hiking Bishop Creek South Fork

Hiking Big Pine Creek

Camping at Rock Creek

Hiking Rock Creek

 

Camping at Bishop Creek

Hiking Horton Lakes

 

 

Hiking McGee Creek

 Hiker Shuttle Services

Dispersed Camping