White Mountain Ranger District Information

798 North Main Street
Bishop, CA 93514
Link to : Ranger District Recreation

 The pond on Bishop Creek, below South Lake.   Prepare for winter conditions. Bring appropriate clothing, equip your vehicle with survival essentials and check weather forecast. Many roads on White Mountain Ranger District are not cleared of snow in winter.

The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center is closed for the season.

Wilderness Permits are required year round for all overnight wilderness travel, even in winter. Permits for trips begining during quota season, May 1st through November 1st can be reserved on


Bishop Weather

Big Pine Weather

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest Weather

Crowley Lake Weather

Avalanche Advisory

Road Information

Highway Conditions - California

Highway Conditions - Nevada

Inyo County Road Department (760) 872-2707

Local Information

White Mountain Ranger Station Visitor Center

Campgrounds - Inyo National Forest

Dispersed Camping : Note: Bristlecone Pine Forest is closed to dispersed camping, campfires and wood collection.

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

Backroad Tours of the Eastern Sierra

OHV Maps

Bishop Chamber of Commerce

Recreation Opportunity Guides

Camping at Rock Creek

Camping at Bishop Creek

Dispersed Camping

Hiking McGee Creek

Hiking Horton Lakes

Hiking Bishop Creek North Fork

Hiking Bishop Creek South Fork

Hiking Big Pine Creek

Birch Lake and Red Lake Trailheads