White Mountain Public Lands Information Center

Area Status: Open

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 and American Conservation Experiance(ACE) 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:

There is a Eastern Sierra Interpretative Association (ESIA)  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

Operational Hours: May 21-October: Tuesday - Saturday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (Closed 12-1 for lunch and Sunday/Monday)  Closed for staff Trainings- June 12.
Rentals & Guides: Bear-resistant canisters are available to rent or purchase.
Permit Info:
Usage: Medium
Water: No
Restroom: Yes, during business hours.
Passes: America the Beautiful Annual Pass
Information Center: (760) 873-2500 or  #2503

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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