Recreation

White Mountain Ranger District Conditions

 

April 19, 2019

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


 The pond on Bishop Creek, below South Lake.   Winter conditions in the Sierra on the White Mtn Ranger District. Bring appropriate clothing, equip vehicle with survival essentials and check weather forecast.

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

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

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 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.

 

 

Weather


Bishop Weather

Big Pine Weather

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest Weather

Crowley Lake Weather

Avalanche Advisory

 

Road Status


White Mountain Road

Closed at Hwy 168.

Rock Creek Road

 Closed at the Snow Park.

Bishop Canyon Road

North Fork to Sabrina Lake and North Lake is closed for the winter above Aspendale, South Fork Road is closed at Rainbow Pack Station.

Big Pine Canyon

 Open.

 

 

Inyo County Road Department (760) 872-2707

Highway Conditions - California

Highway Conditions - Nevada

 

Trail Conditions


 Phone 760 873-2500 or 760 873-2483 for more information.

 

Campgrounds


Campground  

Status

 

 Comments

Big Pine Creek Area

Clyde Glacier Group Camp

Closed

 

 

Big Pine Creek

Closed

 

 

Palisade Glacier Group Camp

Closed

 

 

Sage Flat

Closed

 

 

Upper Sage

Closed

 

 

Bishop Area

Big Trees

Closed    

Bishop Park

Closed

 

 

Bishop Park Group Camp

Closed

 

 

Bitterbrush

Open

 

No water or trash service.

Forks

Closed

 

 

Four Jeffrey

Closed

 

 

Intake 2 Walk-in

Closed

 

 

Intake 2

Closed

 

 

Mountain Glen

Closed

 

 

North Lake

Closed

 

 

Sabrina

Closed

 

 

Table Mountain

Closed

   

Willow

Closed

 

 

Crowley Lake / Rock Creek Area

Aspen Group Camp

Closed

 

 

Big Meadow 

Closed

 

 

East Fork

Closed

 

 

French Camp

Closed

 

 

Holiday

Open

 

No water or trash service.

Iris Meadow

Closed

 

 

McGee Creek

Closed

 

 

Mosquito Flat Backpacker

Closed

 

 

Palisade Group Camp

Closed

 

 

Pine Grove

Closed

 

 .

Rock Creek Lake

Closed

 

 

Rock Creek Lake Group Camp

Closed

 

 

Tuff

Closed

 

 

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

Closed

 

 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 closed for the winter. White Mountain Road is open to Barcroft Gate, Silver Canyon and Wyman Canyon Roads expect difficult conditions, snow and ice.

 

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

 

 

Camping at Bishop Creek

Hiking Horton Lakes

 

 

Hiking McGee Creek

 

Dispersed Camping


 





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