Snow Conditions at High Elevation in June

Located in California's beautiful Eastern Sierra, Inyo National Forest is home to Mt. Whitney, Mono Lake, Reds Meadow, Mammoth Lakes, and the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest.


Popular Recreation Activities

Hiking Camping Fishing Picnic areas. Winter Sports. OHV icon

We have lots more information about recreation opportunities.

Recent News


Mount Whitney Lottery - Permit Reservations

Mt. Whitney Trail hiker carefully approaches the Sierra Crest.

Did you apply to the Mt Whitney Lottery to hike this summer?
Lottery winners must pay the $15 per person reservation fee during April to claim their hiking date.
May 1 any unclaimed lottery dates will go onsale.

If you are starting on any route other than the Mt. Whitney Trail review what permit is required.

Wood Collecting Permits

Wood Collecting Permits are scheduled to go onsale April 17, 2017


Reds Meadow Road

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

Planning is underway for reconstruction of the Reds Meadow Road.