Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center

Area Status: Open

Managed by the US Forest Service, and operated with 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 available on history, wildlife, geology, skiing, lodging, and more. View exhibits and watch a movie. Check out the museum in the auditorium.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open 7 days a week. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Operational Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Permit Info: Fuel wood, Christmas Tree, and campfire permits. Click Here for wilderness permit printing instructions.
Closest Towns: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Water: Yes
Restroom: Public Restroom across the plaza.
Operated By: USFS
Information Center: Mammoth Lakes Welcome 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

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