Mammoth Lakes Ranger District is located in the northern half of Inyo National Forest, and is centered around the town of Mammoth Lakes, CA. The area is most well known for winter sports. When the snow melts, it is a mecca for mountain biking and fishing enthusiasts. Hiking and equestrian trails access huge areas of Sierra Nevada wilderness.
The Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center is managed by the US Forest Service, and operated with the National Park Service, Town of Mammoth Lakes, and the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association partners. Purchase or view art from local artists. Books, Maps and much more are offered at the Center. Obtain permits ranging from Wilderness and Fuelwood to Interagency Passes and State Sno-park Permits. Information is available on history, wildlife, geology, skiing, lodging, and more. View exhibits and watch a movie. Check out the museum in the auditorium.
Areas for Visitor Centers at Mammoth Ranger District