White Mountain Ranger Station Visitor Center

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The White Mountain Ranger Station and Visitor Center is located in Bishop at 798 N Main Street.  Look for Smokey Bear at the entrance to our parking lot.

The Visitor Center provides public lands information for the US Forest Service, the National Park Service and the BLM.

Eastern Sierra Interpertative Association book store rents bear cans for food storage, sells maps, books and other interesting items.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: White Mountain Ranger District Recreation Report
Operational Hours: Summer, May 1 - Nov 1: 7 days per week 8am-5pm, closed during lunch on Sundays.
Winter, Nov 2 - April 30: Mon-Fri 8am-Noon; 1-4:30pm, closed for lunch Noon-1pm; Closed on holidays.
Rentals & Guides: A list is available for packers and guides licensed to operate on the Inyo National Forest.
Area Amenities: Parking
Permit Info: This location issues Fuel Wood, Christmas Tree, Campfire and Wilderness Permits.
Closest Towns: Bishop, CA 93514
Water: Drinking water
Restroom: Clean Public Restrooms located indoors
Passes: America the Beautiful Annual, Access and Senior Passes are available at the Visitor Center.
Information Center: The Visitor Center provides information on all Inyo National Forest recreation areas, BLM and National Park information. 

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Parking No overnight parking