Mammoth Ranger District

Convict Lake

Mammoth Lakes Ranger District is located in the northern half of Inyo National Forest, and is centered around the town of Mammoth Lakes, CA.  While known for winter sports, it is also a mecca for mountain biking and fishing enthusiasts when the snow melts. Hiking and equestrian trails go into wilderness areas of Sierra Nevada.

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At a Glance

Information Center: Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center  760-924-5500

General Information

General Notes:

Mammoth Lakes Ranger DistrictJohn Muir and Ansel Adams Wilderness fill the west edge of the district, including Devils Postpile National Monument.

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Visitor Centers

The Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center is managed by the US Forest Service, and operated with the National Park Service, Town of Mammoth Lakes, and the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association partners. Purchase or view art from local artists. Books, Maps and much more are offered at the Center. Obtain permits ranging from Wilderness and Fuelwood to Interagency Passes and State Sno-park Permits. Information is available on history, wildlife, geology, skiing, lodging, and more. View exhibits and watch a movie. Check out the museum in the auditorium.

Areas for Visitor Centers at Mammoth Ranger District

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities