Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center

Area Status: Open

Managed by the U.S. Forest Service, and operated with National Park Service, Town of Mammoth Lakes and the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association partners.

Purchase books, maps, or art from local artists and much more. Obtain wilderness and fuelwood permits, or purchase Interagency Passes. Information available on history, wildlife, geology, skiing, lodging, and more.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open daily 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Operational Hours: Daily, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Permit Info: Fuel wood, Christmas Tree, and campfire permits. Wilderness permit printing instructions | SNO-Park permits
Closest Towns: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Water: Yes
Restroom: Public Restroom across the plaza.
Operated By: USFS
Information Center: (760) 924-5500

General Information

Directions: From 395 take the Mammoth Lakes exit and follow the signs into town. The Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center is a few miles on your right.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Visitor Programs

Interpretive Areas

Visitor Centers

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Welcome Center parking may be used for staging and use of ski trails.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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