Inyo National Forest

Your Gateway to the Eastern Sierra

Plan Your Visit

  • Fire Information

    A firefighter wearing protective gear works on a prescribed fire on the Inyo National Forest.

    Up to date and specific information about fires and other incidents

  • Road Conditions

    Following back roads in Inyo National Forest a jeep searches for a dispersed camp location.

    Know before you go!

  • Wilderness Permits

    Glacial silt tints a high alpine lake turquoise

    Questions about wilderness permits? Who do you call? 760-873-2483

  • Campfire Permit

    Steaming pot warms over a camp stove

    A campfire permit is required to use a portable stove in wilderness or while dispersed camping.

  • Traveling in Bear Country

    A black bear has its front paws on a large boulder in the forest.

    Be Bear Aware, always secure your food and scented items. Doing your part to protect black bears (and your food) is simple if...


Watch This: Leave No Trace on Mt. Whitney

A video about how to Leave No Trace on Mt. Whitney, which requires additional measures because of the trail's popularity.

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