History & Culture

The Inyo National Forest was established by proclamation on May 25, 1907 by President Teddy Roosevelt.  Since then Congress has expanded the forest and the associated Wilderness Areas several times.  Today the Inyo encompasses over 2.1 million acres.


Interesting Inyo Facts

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Inyo but didn't know where to look.  Check out these Interesting Inyo Facts and some great historic photos.


Visit our Local Museums and Historic Parks

Mono County Museum  760-932-7004

Bodie State Historic Park  760-647-6445

Old School House Museum 760-647-6461

Devils Postpile National Monument   760-934-2289

Mammoth Ski Museum   760-934-6592

Mammoth Museum -- Hayden Cabin   760-934-6918

Laws Railroad Museum   760-873-5950

Eastern California Museum and Bookstore   760-878-0364

Manzanar National Historic Site   760-878-2194 ext. 2710

Beverly & Jim Rogers Museum of Lone Pine Film History   760-876-9909

Maturango Museum   760-375-6900