Partial Re-Opening of the Inyo National Forest

As of October 3, the Inyo National Forest is partially re-open for recreation. Some areas remain closed based on proximity to active fires. 

While Mammoth Lakes is not directly impacted by fires, smoke and the potential for fire danger are affecting travel to the area. Always check air quality readings and Mammoth Mountain’s webcams before you go outside as conditions can vary from one hour to the next.


Inyo National Forest Partial Re-Opening

So what does the partial reopening of the Inyo National Forest mean for your favorite outdoor activities?

Here’s a breakdown of what is re-opening:

And here’s what is still closed or prohibited:
  • Access to Devils Postpile and Reds Meadow
  • All wilderness areas for day-use and overnight access (See the closure map for more details.)
  • Use of any ignition source (campfires, fire pits, stoves, etc.)
  • Camping at some developed campsites and all backcountry camping


Ideas for Visiting During the Partial Forest Re-Opening

If you are planning to be in the area, here are some ideas for things to do on your trip:

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