Mammoth Lakes Spring wiki - Is it open?
Forest Service Recreation Updates Page: linked here.
Trails that are snow free: (trail reports can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lone Pine: Open Thursday through Monday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to in person services.
Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center: Open Thursday through Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to in person services.
The Devils Postpile Ranger Station is closed for the season.
The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center is closed for the season.
The White Mountain Ranger Station Visitor Center is closed, but visitor questions are being answered via phone, 760-873-2500, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am -4:30 pm, closed federal holidays.
Virginia Lake rd (although there is very little clearance off the road)
Lundy Lake Rd.
Hwy 120 E (Benton Crossing)
June Lake Loop (Hwy 158)
Bodie Rd. (Hwy 270)
Hwy 89 (Monitor Pass)
McGee Creek Rd.
Rock Creek Rd. to the Snow Park
Hwy 168 - as of 4/15 open all the way
South Lake Rd to Parchers Resort
White Mountain Rd. (snow, travel at own risk)
Silver Canyon Rd. (4x4-high clearance expect snow)
Wyman Canyon Rd. (4x4-high clearance, snow)
Glacier Rd.(Big Pine Canyon) to Glacier Lodge.
Bike Park: Anticipated opening is May 28 https://www.mammothmountain.com/mammoth-bike-park
ASO- renting bikes as of 4/14; first come, first serve
Footloose - bike shop opens May 8th hope to have rentals out by then; will be first come, first serve
Get Outdoor 365 - Have bikes out and could rent if there was interest: first come first serve
Mammoth Mountaineering - not 100% on rentals
P3 sports - first come, first serve,
Gondola operations: Reservations required, no walk up tickets available. Book online at Mammothmountain.com
Spring Maintenance: June 1 - 18, 2021
Fall Maintenance: will close September 19th until the opening of Winter season.
Ski Lifts Open:
Chairs 1, 2, 3, 6, 11, 23 and Panorama Gondola - 8:30a to 4p
*snowshoeing in the Lakes Basin is still nice as of 4/19 - the road to minaret vista still has some coverage, although the vista is snow free. In both areas, guests should be aware that plowing operations could begin in these areas over the next few weeks; please watch for equipment and workers.
Campgrounds: (see the Forest Service recreational page at the top for a full list of campgrounds in the Inyo)
Lundy Canyon (county) - open as of 4/13/21
Mammoth Mountain RV Park
*Campgrounds south of Mammoth Lakes ae open: Bitterbrush (winter ops), Grandview (winter ops), Pleasant Valley (County), PV Pit (BLM), Baker Creek (County), Goodale (BLM), Taboose Creek (County), Tinnemaha Creek (County), Independence Creek (county), Lower Grays Meadow (winter ops), Portuguese Joe (county), Lone Pine, Tuttle Creek (BLM), Diaz Lake (County).
Summer Hours - March 14th - November 6th
9AM - 6PM
The museum and buildings are closed and only self-guided tours are available.
South Tufa self-guided tour open
Snowcreek Driving Range is open for the season; the course hopes to be open by Memorial Day
Sierra Star: Memorial Day
YOSEMITE DAY-USE RESERVATIONS
Reservations for day-use visitation to Yosemite will be required May 21 through September 30 (or until local public health conditions improve). Day-use reservations can be obtained on Recreation.gov starting April 21 at 8am. Reservations are not required for visitors using YARTS or other NPS-approved tour operators to enter the park. Additionally, visitors who are only accessing the Hetch Hetchy area, or those with a wilderness or Half Dome permit will not need a day-use reservation to enter the park for the dates of their permit, but the entrance fee still applies.
YARTS anticipates running the Hwy 120 route June 15 – October 15, 2021.
Mammoth All-Weather is an approved commercial tour operators that visitors can book to get into the park.
Annual park passes can be purchased online
If you're basing out of Mammoth Lakes this summer, you may be considering a day trip to Yosemite.
But like everything else, the the last year has brought significant changes to the Yosemite access and Pass system. You can blame Covid, or staffing, the economy, budgetary constraints, or whatever, but the truth is that if you've been to Yosemite in the last 20 years you know summers in the park are insane. Traffic crawls, babies get bored sitting in cars, and all that spell a bad time for everyone involved. So love them or hate them, the passes should curtail visitation and give those who do visit a more relaxed trip into the park.
Here's the quick skinny on getting into Yosemite this year:
DAY USE PASSES:
Want more info? Click on the button to visit the Nat'l Park Service's Yosemite page.
Let's face it, going to the grocery store kinda stinks-- Especially on check-in day, when your group is exhausted and all you want to do is settle in and make a drink.
Instead of cozying by the fireplace while your kids play in the snow, you'll be searching isles of an unfamiliar store, staying 6 feet from everyone, failing to follow the weird arrows on the floor, and queued up with a ton of strangers in the fabled 400 person-long check out line at Mammoth's Von's (slight exaggeration).
If you want to skip the schlep, we are happy to help.
If you have a Von's account, just go to vons.com, place your order for the morning of your check-in, and send us the confirmation so that we can deliver in time for check-in. We ask that you notify us at least 48 hours in advance so that we can schedule staff for your pick up.
If you don't have a Von's account, feel free to use our google form (also posted below) to place your order. In consultation with you, we will place your order at Von's and deliver your groceries for check-in day. We ask that you notify us at least 72 hours in advance so that we can make sure Von's has your items, and to schedule staff for your pick up.
If you need something special, feel free to reach out. We are happy to help you find the perfect items for your stay.
The charge for grocery delivery is $30 delivery charge.
Mary Beth is the owner of Adventure Refined, where she offers true luxury Mammoth Lakes homes to guests. In her spare time she runs a ranch, loves a test pilot, and raises 4 boys & a Rhodie rescue.