USFS Announces Opening of Reds Meadow Road
Reds Meadow Road (SR 203) opened today, June 17, providing public access to Devils Postpile National Monument, Rainbow Falls, Reds Meadow Resort and recreation sites, trailheads and campgrounds in the Reds Meadow Valley. The Reds Meadow Shuttle Service, provided by Eastern Sierra Transit Authority, begins service on Friday, July 2. After the Reds Meadow Road opens on June 17, but before the shuttle starts running on July 2, expect parking to be very limited in the area. We recommend you carpool and arrive early.
On July 2, all regular rules and fees will be put in place, including mandatory use of the shuttle bus. Information on fees, the mandatory shuttle bus and exception vehicles can be obtained on the Inyo National Forest website at https://go.usa.gov/x6RJG. For details on the schedule and fares for Reds Meadow Shuttle, please visit www.estransit.com/routes-schedule/seasonal/reds-meadow-shuttle.
The Devils Postpile Ranger Station and Campground, operated by the National Park Service, will not be open this season. Reds Meadow, Agnew Meadow, Pumice Flat, Minaret Falls and Upper Soda Springs Campgrounds will be open on a first come-first served basis at 11:00am on June 18. Campsite availability will be tracked by staff at the Minaret Vista Ranger Station and campers will be informed of availability upon arrival at the Station. Agnew Meadows Group Camp and Agnew Horse Camp will open on July 9 and can be reserved at www.recreation.gov.
Camp like a Pro!Learn how you can camp like a pro this summer. The Eastern Sierra Dispersed Camping Collaboration’s (ESDCC) developed a five-point campaign to improve management of dispersed camping. Visit the comprehensive website for tips on campsite selection, campfire skills, an interactive camping map and helpful resources. “Through our collaborative efforts, we have identified real actions to implement this summer to protect our communities and public lands, while preserving our forests, water, and way of life here in the Eastern Sierra,” stated Supervisor Gardner.
Summer of Trail Days!
Please join the Mammoth Lakes Trail System trail crew and hosts to help with new trail construction, maintenance and stewardship activities by signing up online for a volunteer shift. Open shifts kick-off on National Trails Day, this Saturday June 5 and are available Wednesday and weekends all summer long! Go to MammothTrails.org and scroll down to Events to sign up.
WHEN: Wednesdays and Weekends, June - September
WHERE: Mammoth Lakes Trail System
WHO: Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome! Please dress for trail work: sturdy, close-toed shoes, long pants, long-sleeve shirts and gloves. All tools provided.
CONTACT INFO: Visit mammothtrails.org or E-MAIL: email@example.com
Sign-up here for a shift or click here for more information.
Inyo National Forest and Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office Enter Fire Restrictions
Effective May 24, the Inyo National Forest and Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office are implementing (Stage 1) fire restrictions on all Federal lands under their jurisdiction. This decision is based on very high fire danger, drought conditions coupled with extremely dry vegetation, an increase in human caused wildfires and the availability of firefighters for response. Seasonal fire restrictions for the Eastern Sierra Region are being implemented in close coordination with the Cal Fire San Bernardino/Inyo/Mono Unit and the Mono County Sheriff’s Office. Click here to review the fire restrictions now in effect for your safety.
Residential Recreational Fire Restrictions in Mammoth Lakes
Effective May 24, in conjunction with the fire restrictions put in place by the Inyo National Forest and Bureau of Land Management which prohibit campfires outside of developed campgrounds and recreation sites, MLFD is prohibiting residential recreational fires within the Town of Mammoth Lakes. If you obtained a permit for a recreational fire pit on your property, it is suspended until further notice. Please note, however, that propane fire pits that do not burn wood will continue to be allowed.
First Five Mono County Health and Safety Fair
Head over to Shady Rest Park on Saturday, June 26 where First Five Mono County will be hosting the annual Health and Safety Fair from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Vendors will be providing car seat installation checks, bike helmets, children's books, oral health supplies, safety and poison prevention information, and local services and agencies information.
Fourth of July Parade
The Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce 4th of July Parade is taking place on Sunday, July 4! Businesses have the opportunity to promote their business or organization by sponsoring a barricade banner, putting together a float or taking advantage of the many sponsorship opportunities. The float entry form is now available here. Explore sponsorship opportunities here. For any questions, please reach out to Brianna Goico at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mammoth Lakes Arts on the 4th
Come join the Mono Arts Council at Footloose Sports July 2-5, 2021 for a celebration of local and visiting artists from around the country showcasing everything from fine art to handmade goods. Follow this link for more information and to RSVP. Also check out MAC Art and Wine events this summer here!