Inyo National Forest

Your Gateway to the Eastern Sierra


Plan Your Visit


  • Road Conditions

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    Know before you go! Check here for the latest on closures and more.

  • 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...

  • 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

    Required to use a portable stove in wilderness or while dispersed camping.


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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