Responsible Travel

Responsible Travel in Mammoth Lakes

Release yourself back into the wild responsibly with new COVID-19 safety measures.

NOTE: The Inyo National Forest is temporarily closed for all recreational use to help reduce the potential of fire dangers and protect the public. 

Face coverings are required throughout California in all indoor spaces and any outdoor spaces where social distancing of at least six feet is not possible. You must have a reservation in a hotel before traveling to Mammoth Lakes. 

As California begins to move through its multi-phase reopening plan, Mammoth Lakes is delighted to welcome guests back to our beautiful town and all of the recreation opportunities we cherish here. We know you've been spending lots of time at home and are eager to release yourself back into the wild. While the forest and mountains you know and love are the same, some etiquette and guidelines around travel and recreation have changed in light of COVID-19.

The town of Mammoth Lakes and its businesses are doing their part to keep guests, workers and the local community safe. You can learn more about state and local guidelines that are in place for the businesses you visit below. Our community also asks that guests do their part to keep our community safe in return by adhering to all travel and recreation guidelines as you begin to return to your favorite wild places in Mammoth Lakes.

Of course, being a responsible traveler isn't only a covid-related topic. It also means taking sustainability into account when you visit these wild spaces. Before you head out on the trail, to camp, on the water or even around town, learn how to adventure sustainably.


COVID-19 Safety in Mammoth Lakes

Planning Your

Travel to Mammoth Lakes

Welcome Back to Mammoth Lakes

Please Travel Responsibly