White Mountain Ranger District


For sheer diversity, there's nothing like the White Mountain Ranger District. From the towering Sierra Nevada to the White Mountains, White Mountain Ranger District encompasses hundreds of square miles and a variety of terrain and life zones.

Current Conditions for White Mountain Ranger District

At a Glance

Information Center: The White Mountain Ranger Station Visitor Center  is located at 798 N. Main St in Bishop and is open from 8am to 5pm daily during the summer and 8:30 to 4:30 Mon thru Fri in winter.

General Information

General Notes:

Map of White Mountain Ranger DistrictWhite Mountain Ranger District encompasses hunderds of square miles with a variety of terrain and life zones.  There are hundreds of lakes, ponds, rivers and creeks for fishing.  There are over 750 family campsites and 7 group camps and countless great locations for dispersed camping.  Other recreational opportunities include hiking, canoeing, boating, backpacking, winter sports, wildlife viewing and nature study.  Elevations accessible by car range from 3,900 ft in Big Pine to 10,100 ft at the Mosquito Flat trailhead at the end of Rock Creek Road.  The largest portion of the John Muir Wilderness as well as all of Boundry Peak Wilderness lie within the boundaries of the District.  For sheer diversity, there's nothing like the White Mountain Ranger District.

Large map of the White Mountain Ranger District



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Camping & Cabins

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Nature Viewing

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Outdoor Learning

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Interpretive Areas

Areas for Interpretive Areas at White Mountain Ranger District

Visitor Centers

The White Mountain Visitor is located in the District Ranger Station in Bishop.  Easy to find at 798 N Main St, this visitor center serves hundreds of visitors every week.  You can get campfire and wilderness permits, rent bear canisters, purchase firewood permits and shop our selection of books and maps.  Our staff is friendly and helpful and can assist you with all kinds of information about the White Mountain District.

Areas for Visitor Centers at White Mountain Ranger District


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Winter Sports

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