Propane and gas stoves in developed recreation sites only.

Emergency Fire Restrictions in effect

Inyo National Forest is partially re-opened: 

Open: Wildernesses in the Inyo Mountains and the White Mountains, front country dispersed areas throughout the forest, developed sites, resorts, and recreation resident cabins.Developed recreation campgrounds will re-open. However, many campgrounds will remain closed due to end of season operations or because they are within closed areas.

Closed:

  • Inyo National Forest within Madera County remains closed. The most common destinations are Reds Meadow Valley and the Devils Postpile National Monument. This area remains closed due to the Creek Fire to the west.
  • Forest order 05-04-54-20-15 remains in effect and includes Navy Beach and the South Tufa Area.

The Inyo portions of the South Sierra, Golden Trout, John Muir, Ansel Adams, Owens River Headwaters, and Hoover Wilderness Areas remain closed through December 1, 2020.This closure may be rescinded or extended as needed. Many of the Inyo’s trail networks lead into active fire areas  that are closed and that are managing complex and difficult fires. Forest order 05-04-50-20-18 and Maps: Exhibit B / Exhibit C

Fire Restrictions are in effect.

Propane and gas stove use are now permitted in developed recreation sites in National Forests in California. Developed recreation sites are defined as areas that have been improved or developed for recreation such as campgrounds and day use sites. These restrictions have been extended through October 22. 

We continue to recommend that you recreate locally-- here are current conditions.

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Visitor Centers are offering virtual service this year. Wilderness permits are online only! Pick up instructions

New: Inyo National Forest forest order for stay limits. including Exhibit A

Watch Experience Inyo—a video to help orient you to this beautiful forest

Popular Recreation Activities

Hiking Camping Fishing Picnic areas. Winter Sports. OHV icon

 

Recent News


Features

2021 Fire and Non-Fire Temporary Employment Outreach

Join our team on Inyo National Forest and enjoy one of the most beautiful areas of the world - the Eastern Sierra.

Apply for 2021 seasonal jobs October 30,2020 through November 10, 2020.

Outreach for Fire Employment

Outreach for Non-Fire Employment


Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace principles on Mt. Whitney require additional measures because of the trail's popularity.


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Spotlights

Land Management Plan

Mountain lake with snow dabbled mountains in the background

Revising the Inyo National Forest's 1988 land management plan (forest plan) because economic, social, and ecological conditions have changed and new scientific information is available.

Mammoth Stamp Mill Site Closed

Records can be viewed at:
Inyo National Forest
Supervisor's Office
351 Pacu Lane
Bishop CA 93514
Contact: Colleen Garcia

 




Reds Meadow Road Improvements Project

Shuttle bus and car meet on the narrow road to Reds Meadow.

Proposed road improvements to include reconstruction and widening, slope stabilization, drainage, and retaining walls.




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