Bishop Creek Fall 2012


With the termination of the Regional Forest Closure order, we are pleased to announce that the Inyo will re-open with no closures in place. This means the forest will be open on Thursday, September 16.

As a reminder, Stage II fire restrictions are still in place on the Inyo  That means no campfires, even in developed recreation sites. Visitors with a valid California Campfire permit may use a portable stove or lantern using gas, jellied petroleum, or pressurized liquid fuel. 

 As always, wilderness permits will not be issued for areas where closures are in effect. Visitors should know before they go and safely plan their trips around areas that closures, uncontained fires, active fire, and smoke in the area.

Here are current Fire Restrictions for the Inyo. News Release. 


Here are current conditions for the Inyo. Wilderness Permits must be reserved through Once reserved, permits can be received one of three ways - see these Pick up instructions. Please note that Wilderness Permit Pickup is not currently available at the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center.

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

Popular Recreation Activities

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Recent News


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The 7 Principles of Leave No Trace

These are principles that you should be thinking about when you visit Wilderness anywhere.


Backcountry Trail Crew Video

Have you ever thought of the work that it takes to maintain trails on the Inyo?

Bishop Creek Recreation: Web Survey

South Lake

 Bishop Creek Recreation: Web Survey, Operations and Maintenance Assessment


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

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