No campfires or Briquette BBQ's outside of developed recreation sites.

Visiting National Forests

Outdoor recreation can be beneficial for your health but must be practiced safely. Please avoid visiting national forests if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Follow CDC guidance before and during your visit to the forest.

Here are current conditions for the Inyo.

Here are current Fire Restrictions 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

Hiking Camping Fishing Picnic areas. Winter Sports. OHV icon


Recent News


Leave No Trace on Mt. Whitney

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

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 the extensive trail system on the Inyo NF?

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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