White Mountain Public Lands Information Center

Area Status: Closed

The White Mountain Public Lands Information Center is your gateway to recreation and wilderness exploration in Inyo and Mono Counties. Plan a trip to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. Find out road, trail, campground and weather conditions. Pick up a guide to OHV routes, maps, recreation guides, wilderness permits, even rent a bear resistant food storage container.

Staffed by a combination of US Forest Service, National Park Service and Eastern Sierra Interpretative Association employees, we provide visitor information for wilderness, campground, highway and weather conditions for the Eastern Sierra. public lands in Inyo and Mono Counties and beyond:

Additional information can be found on the agency websites:

The Eastern Sierra Interpretative Association (ESIA) operates a bookstore at the visitor center, with a comprehensive selection of books and maps of the region. Revenue from sales of these items helps support interpretative programs.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed for the season. Call for winter season virtual service (760) 873-2500
Operational Hours: Summer Season: Tuesday - Saturday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Closed Sunday and Monday)  Closed for lunch noon to 1:00 p.m. Winter Season: Virtual service, leave a phone message at (760) 873-2500
Rentals & Guides: Bear-resistant canisters are available to rent
Permit Info:
Water: No
Restroom: Yes, during business hours.
Passes: America the Beautiful Annual Pass

General Information


Located at 798 North Main Street in the heart of Bishop, CA

Look for our Smokey Bear sign at the entrance to the parking lot.


No overnight parking.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Interpretive Areas

Visitor Centers

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities



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