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Recreation Conditions Report

Area Name Status Area Conditions
Aerie Crag Picnic Area Open Open
Agnew Meadows Campground Open Family Campground is scheduled to open June 17, 2022 Equestrian and Group Campgrounds are scheduled to open July 8, 2022
Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest None No water. No cell phone service.
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Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center Open Open. No Water. No cell phone service.
Aspen Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Aspen Group Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Big Bend Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Big Meadow Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Big Pine Canyon Group- Clyde & Palisade Glacier Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Big Pine Creek Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Big Springs Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Big Trees Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Bishop Park Campground Open Open. No water. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Bitterbrush Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Cedar Flat Group Camps Open Open. No water. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Coldwater Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Convict Lake Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Cottonwood Lakes Walk in Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Cottonwood Pass Walk in Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Deadman Campground, Upper and Lower Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
East Fork Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Eastern Sierra Visitor Center Open Open daily with limited services 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ellery Lake Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Forks Campground Open Open. No water. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Four Jeffrey Campground Open Open. No water. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
French Camp Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Glass Creek Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Grandview Campground Open No services. No water. No trash service. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Gull Lake Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Hartley Springs Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Holiday Campground Open Overflow campground. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Horseshoe Meadow Equestrian Camp Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Intake 2 Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Iris Meadow Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Junction Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
June Lake Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Kennedy Meadows Campground Open Open. No Campfires. Pack out your trash. No services, no water, no toilets, no trash service.
Lake George Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Lake Mary Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Laurel Canyon Not Cleared Forest Road 28E201 south of Sherwin Creek Road has severe wash outs. Please refrain from driving on the road.
Lone Pine Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Lower Grays Meadow Campground Open Open. No water. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Lower Lee Vining Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center Open Open 7 days a week. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Mammoth Ranger District None Roads Open: Mammoth Scenic Loop; Mammoth Lakes Basin;
Roads Closed: Reds Meadow Road closed at Mammoth Mountain Inn.
McGee Creek Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Minaret Falls Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area Visitor Cen Open Open with limited services and staffing.
Mono Lake Ranger District None Roads Open: Tioga Pass (Hwy 120); Lundy Lake road, June Lake Loop. Hwy 120 East(Benton)
Moraine Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Mosquito Flat Backpacker Campground Open Open. Campfires only in provided campfire ring.
Mountain Glen Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Mt. Whitney Ranger District None Roads Open: Whitney Portal; Horseshoe Meadow Road; Onion Valley Road.
Mt. Whitney Trail None Spring conditions include snow and ice in the upper elevations. Link to weather at 12,000ft. level
Mt. Whitney Trailhead Campground Open Open. Campfires only in provided campfire ring.
New Shady Rest Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
North Lake Campground Open Open. NO WATER.

Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Obsidian Flat Group Campground Closed
Oh! Ridge Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Old Shady Rest Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Onion Valley Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Palisade Group Camp Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Pine City Campground Open Closed for the season
Pine Glen Group Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Pine Grove Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Pumice Flat Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Pumice Flat Group Campground Closed Closed for the season. Scheduled to open July 8, 2022
Reds Meadow Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Reds Meadow Road Open Opens June 17, 2022
Reversed Creek Campground Open Open. Campfires only in provided campfire ring.
Rock Creek Lake Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Rock Creek Lake Group Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Sabrina Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Saddlebag Lake Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Sage Flat Campground Open Open. No water. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Sawmill Walk-in Campground Open Campground is undergoing general maintenance
Sherwin Creek Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Silver Lake Campground Open Open. Campfires only in provided campfire ring.
Table Mountain Group Campground Open Open. Campfire only in the provided campfire ring.
Tioga Lake Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Tuff Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Twin Lakes Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Upper Grays Meadow Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Upper Pine Grove Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Upper Sage Campground Open Open. No water. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
Upper Soda Springs Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.
White Mountain Public Lands Information Center Open Open Tuesday through Saturday, 8am to 4:30. closed for lunch noon to 1pm. Closed on Sunday- Monday.
No Water spigot.
White Mountain Ranger District None Roads Open: Rock Creek Road; South Lake Road; Sabrina Lake Road; North Lake Road; Glacier Lodge Road / Big Pine Canyon; White Mt Road; Silver and Wyman Canyons 4x4-high clearance.
Whitney Portal Campground Open Open. Campfires only in provided campfire ring.
Willow Campground Open Open. Campfire only in provided campfire ring.

Spotlights

Mt. Whitney Ranger District

Mount Whitney Zone

The Mt. Whitney Ranger District is the southernmost district in the Inyo National Forest. On its western edge is Mt. Whitney, highest point in the contiguous United States. The district extends from the crest of the Sierra Nevada to the Inyo Mountains.  Recreation activities include hiking, fishing, climbing, horse riding, and more.

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Mono Lake Ranger District

Mono Lake from the West

Mono Lake Ranger District is the northernmost district of Inyo National Forest. The western portion of the district is adjacent to Yosemite National Park, and includes one of the most spectacular and accessible areas of the Sierra Nevada. To the east is Mono Lake, and the world's largest stand of majestic Jeffrey Pines.

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White Mountain Ranger District

Coyote Flat

White Mountain Ranger District extends from the crest of the Sierra Nevada to the White Mountains.  There are lakes, ponds, rivers and creeks for fishing. Roads and trails explore a wide variety of terrain and life zones.  Elevations accessible by car range from 3,900 ft in Big Pine to 10,100 ft at the end of Rock Creek Road.

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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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Wilderness Areas

Inyo National Forest contains approximately one million acres of wilderness, in nine wilderness areas. Wilderness areas include the Hoover,  Ansel Adams, Owens River Headwaters, John Muir, Golden Trout, South Sierra, Boundary Peak, White Mountains and Inyo Mountains. Three of these were among the first wilderness areas designated by Congress in 1964.

Approximately 30 million people live within a few hours’ drive. Forest visitors may use a network of trails that extend from Inyo National Forest into adjacent wilderness areas of Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. The iconic John Muir and Pacific Crest Trails pass through these continuous wilderness areas and encompass some of the most spectacular landscapes in the United States and provide forest visitors with "outstanding opportunities for solitude or a primitive and unconfined type of recreation”.

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