Welcome Center and Ranger Station

  • Newly built and jointly operated by the Inyo National Forest, Mammoth Lakes Tourism, the National Park Service, the nonprofits Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association and Mammoth Lakes Tourism, the Welcome Center and Ranger Station is a worthwhile first stop on a visit to the area, featuring an excellent selection of local books, guides, recreation maps and gifts. Rangers and volunteers are on hand daily to provide the latest trail and fire conditions, camping information, bear-canister rentals, informational brochures and wilderness permits.

  • Newly built and jointly operated by the Inyo National Forest, Mammoth Lakes Tourism, the National Park Service, the nonprofits Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association and Mammoth Lakes Tourism, the Welcome Center and Ranger Station is a worthwhile first stop on a visit to the area, featuring an excellent selection of local books, guides, recreation maps and gifts. Rangers and volunteers are on hand daily to provide the latest trail and fire conditions, camping information, bear-canister rentals, informational brochures and wilderness permits.

Destination Alerts

  • 05/24/2017: Thanks to the drought busting winter of 2017, trails above 8500 ft are covered in snow. Watch for snow, ice, and high water.

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