Travel conditions

Inyo National Forest has reopened

The Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region, which includes the Inyo National Forest, has announced that it will reopen most forests on Thursday, September 16. On Thursday, all lands, trails, and roads will open on the Inyo, including South Tufa and…

Inyo National Forest temporarily closed

The Inyo National Forest, including sites at Mono Lake, is closed as of 11:59pm on Tuesday, August 31, and will remain closed through at least September 17, 2021. The closure includes all campgrounds, all day-use sites, all trails, all roads,…

Increased fire restrictions in Mono County

Due to the serious fire activity throughout California, the Inyo National Forest has issued Stage II fire restrictions. Other Mono County fire restrictions are also in effect. This means: No campfires, wood fires, or charcoal fires Campfires and charcoal grills…

Camp like a pro in the Eastern Sierra

Stay in an established campground Staying in an established campground is the best way to protect our public lands from fires, trash, and trampling. With more than 160 serviced campgrounds in Inyo and Mono counties, this is your best bet…
Wildfire flames and plume of smoke along the shore of Mono Lake in the distance with a truck driving down a contry road towards the fire.

Fire restrictions in effect on public land

On Monday, May 24, the Inyo National Forest and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Bishop Field Office announced Stage 1 fire restrictions effective on all federal lands under their jurisdiction due to very high fire danger, drought conditions, extremely dry vegetation,…
Tufa towers stand tall in turquoise Mono Lake water, with snowcapped Sierra Nevada mountains behind it.

South Tufa area at Mono Lake has reopened

After a months-long closure, the South Tufa area and Navy Beach have reopened. These two popular visitor locations along Mono Lake’s south shore were closed in mid-August when the Beach Fire was ignited by lightning. The fire was contained after approximately ten days, and…