261.10 Occupancy and use. save. Phone hours 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. There are maintained trails through the area to hike on, but no developed campground facilities. Whitney Trail crosses the crest of the Sierra Nevada to join the John Muir Trail in Sequoia National Park. Whitney Trail. Walk up permits will not be available in person at the visitor center this season. After making the reservation, visitors will need to check-in by email or phone to receive the permit by email or drop box. Phone hours 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. The recreation fees are used to finance the on-the-ground wilderness programs on Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. The Inyo National Forest is expanding fire restrictions to include wilderness areas of the Inyo National Forest. Not allowed to camp off of the PCT trail corridor. Inyo National Forest Wilderness Permit Office 873 North Main Street Bishop, CA 93514 Wilderness Information from Ranger Stations/Visitor Centers Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center - 760-647-3044 Mammoth Lakes Visitor Center - 760-924-5500 White Mountain Ranger Station - 760-873-2500 I have been winter backpacking before, but I was wondering if anyone here has been on this specific trail in the winter and had any advice for what to expect. No wilderness permit is required for entry from the west side of the Wilderness (trailheads starting from the Sequoia National Forest), however a campfire permit is required for gas lanterns, stoves, and campfires. Fire restrictions are put in place each year to protect local communities and public lands from wildfire. UPDATE: Los Padres National Forest now has online campfire … The Inyo National Forest is extending fire restrictions to include all Wilderness Areas of the Inyo National Forest. Forest Service Home | USDA.gov | recreation.gov | Recreation Customer Service Standards | USA.gov | Whitehouse.gov, Plug-Ins | FOIA | Accessibility Statement | Privacy Policy | Important Notices | Information Quality, https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/inyo/passes-permits/?cid=stelprdb5144746. The Inyo National Forest and Bishop BLM Field Office are in Fire Restrictions. closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. The South Sierra is managed by both the Inyo and Sequoia National Forests. Sequoia National Forest (Kennedy Meadows, Golden Trout Wilderness) On their home page search "Inyo National Forest - Wilderness Permits" to find our list of trails, or search "Mt Whitney" to find Mt Whitney Trail day-use and overnight-use permits. People who have reserved permits can call up to 14 days in advance to have their permit emailed or printed … Yosemite National Park (Inyo NF permit does not include Half Dome) A $3.00 per person recreation fee is charged for your group when reserving a wilderness permit for entry on Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest trails in the Hoover Wilderness. Open daily May 15 to October 15 Starting today, fire restrictions are in effect for the Inyo National Forest. The restrictions are in effect on all BLM public lands managed by the Bishop Field Office and all Inyo National Forest lands. The recreation fees are used to finance the on-the-ground wilderness programs on Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. No campfires, briquette barbeques, or stove fires are allowed outside of designated developed recreation sites and specifically posted campsites or areas. 261.5 Fire. This process takes about 4 hours and is usually completed by early afternoon. For the most part, any hike that you do in the Eastern Sierra will be based out of Inyo National Forest. The $6 transaction fee supports the web based reservation system and permit database. Address Line 1. Trip Pictures. 14 comments. For the 2020 season “walk up” quota will be added onto the reservation website www.recreation.gov. Trip Pictures. The exact process may change as we work to make the software do something it was not designed to do automatically. 261.9 Property. Inyo National Forest wilderness areas which are exempt from this order are Hoover, John Muir, Ansel Adams, Boundary Peak, White Mountains, Golden Trout, and South Sierra. share. Phone hours 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Whitney. A maximum group size of 15 people / 25 head of stock per party has been adopted. It could be a National Forest Service Officer, a Fish and Game employee, a uniformed Law Enforcement Officer (LEO), who enforces Federal Laws and regulations governing National Forest Lands and resources, or even an employee of the national forest. The first principle of Leave No Trace is to plan ahead and prepare. Motorized or mechanical activities like drones or bicycles are not allowed in wilderness. Not all trails go to the John Muir Trail or Mt. Eastern Sierra Visitor Center  U.S. Forest Service Inyo National Forest 351 Pacu Lane, Suite 200 Bishop, CA 93514 First Name. The South Sierra is managed by both the Inyo and Sequoia National Forests. Are limited to 35 days in the Southern Sierra section. Since the permit is good for the entire calendar year, I recommend that you keep an electronic copy of the PDF file in case you lose your printed copy. Are you planning on doing all or a segment of the John Muir Trail? daily in summer; fall season closed on Tuesday and Wednesday; closed in winter. Review the rules page regarding Refunds, Reservation Changes, or Cancellations. If entering the South Sierra from the east side through Inyo National Forest, a wilderness permitis required. supports a policy of dispersed camping, which allows visitors to stay for free outside of designated areas. The Shasta-Trinity National Forest is enacting fire restrictions until further notice to protect the health and safety of employees and communities. Special approval is required for commercial use. North Fork of Lone Pine Creek Fortunately, the United States has millions of acres of public lands available for enjoyment and recreation, and the U.S. Forest Service (U.S.F.S.) BLM and Inyo National Forest announce fire restrictions. Last Name. UPDATE: Los Padres National Forest now has online campfire permits also. Camping off the PCT corridor is not allowed. Whitney. Backcountry Camping in the Inyo National Forest, CA. Address Line 2. Country. There are no discounts, National Interagency Passes are not accepted for wilderness permits. *If you don't see availability for the trail you want, it is either affected by a road closure but still open OR closed due to fire. The Inyo National Forest has implemented 05-04-50-200-21, effective November 3. Tags that have been issued through September and will be honored through October. Inyo National Forest wilderness areas which are exempt from this order are Hoover, John Muir, Ansel Adams, Boundary Peak, White Mountains, Golden Trout, and South Sierra. Starting today, fire restrictions are in effect for the Inyo National Forest. Campsites are not assigned. The Wizard "Which Permit Do I Need" may help you identify the correct permit for trips that include Mt Whitney. Fire Restrictions Lifted The Inyo National Forest announces that fire restrictions put into place for the forest earlier this summer will be rescinded on Tuesday, November 17. Suite 200 Permits are issued by the agency where your trip begins. From April 1 st until 2 days before a trip entry date, reservations can be made online or by calling the Inyo National Forest Wilderness Permit Office for reservation assistance (1-760-873-2483). $15 / person if entering Mt. If you have a break in continuous wilderness travel, a new permit would be required from the agency where the next section of your trip begins. The Inyo National Forest has implemented 05-04-50-200-21, effective November 3. Follow Leave No Trace principles when selecting a wilderness campsite. If you wish to do alternate routes in the Sierra Section you will need a local permit. Must start at the entry point location and date on your permit. Campers must always have a camp fire permit if planning on burning a campfire outside of a campground. The area was named for the native trout of this area and its subspecies, the Little Kern Golden Trout the California state fish. Quota that limit the number of visitors are intended to allow for recreation use at levels that are ecologically sustainable by limiting the number of people that can start on a trail the same day. Whitney Whitney Zone Map Whitney Day Use or overnight permits that started on the Mt. Whitney Zone (includes Mt. PCTA permit does not allow going east of Mt Whitney or exit to Whitney Portal. For day-hiking (except Mt Whitney) you do not need a permit. These restrictions are similar to those already in place on BLM land and will be in effect until further notice. Back to Directory Food storage and bear resistant container use, Specific guidance if the itinerary enters Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks or Yosemite National Park. (closed for lunch) Since the permit is good for the entire calendar year, I recommend that you keep an electronic copy of the PDF file in case you lose your printed copy. You must follow rules for each area while you are there. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (Roads End, Mineral King) Wilderness Trip Planner Campfire Permits are required for open fires, such as campfire, barbecues and portable stoves on federally controlled lands and private lands that are the property of another person. Most National Forest permit camping outside of developed campgrounds, except for Southern California, where wild fire danger is greatest. No campfires, briquette barbeques, or stove fires are allowed outside of designated developed recreation sites and specifically posted campsites or areas. Call Inyo National Forest for wilderness and permit information (760) 873-2483 Open 8 am to 4:30 pm. Allow time to receive wilderness information when you call. Fortunately, the United States has millions of acres of public lands available for enjoyment and recreation, and the U.S. Forest Service (U.S.F.S.) 277. Whitney Permit Pick up Instructions. Beginning today (Friday July 29th) the following restrictions will be in effect. Links for other pages related to Mt. supports a policy of dispersed camping, which allows visitors to stay for free outside of designated areas. Taro Pusina, Interagency Fire Management Officer for the Bishop Field Office and Inyo National Forest, urges the public to keep fire safety in mind to avoid resource and property damage. Provide the exit date and trail so the permit includes the entire trip. The Inyo National Forest has implemented 05-04-50-200-21, effective November 3. This opens the Inyo portions of the South Sierra, parts of the Golden Trout, most of the John Muir , parts of the Ansel Adams and all the Owens River Headwaters, and Hoover Wilderness Areas . No wilderness permit is required for entry from the west side of the Wilderness (trailheads leaving from the Sequoia National Forest), however a campfire permit is required for gas lanterns, stoves, and campfires. All people count for wilderness quotas and fees. Zip/Postal Code. for faster service. State/Province/Region. Include any questions you may have on the following topics: Permit will be sent by email. If you plan to hike and stay over at least 1 night, you need a backcountry permit. This has prompted the change to walk ups being made available virtually in 2020. For information on food storage, camping, campfire and sanitation refer to the John Muir Trail Minimum Impact Wilderness Regulations. Learn about campfire safety and obtain a print-ready campfire permit Backcountry Camping in the Inyo National Forest, CA. On private lands, written permission from the landowner is also required for campfire use. Inyo National Forest wilderness areas which are exempt from this order are Hoover, John Muir, Ansel Adams, Boundary Peak, White Mountains, Golden Trout, and South Sierra. Fire Restrictions Lifted The Inyo National Forest announces that fire restrictions put into place for the forest earlier this summer will be rescinded on Tuesday, November 17. These restrictions are similar to those already in place on BLM land and will be in effect until further notice. 351 Pacu Lane 261.6 Timber and other forest products. Forest Service Home | USDA.gov | recreation.gov | Recreation Customer Service Standards | USA.gov | Whitehouse.gov, Plug-Ins | FOIA | Accessibility Statement | Privacy Policy | Important Notices | Information Quality, https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/inyo/passes-permits/recreation/?cid=fsbdev3_003808, Wilderness Rules & Regulations for Inyo National Forest, Refunds, Reservation Changes, or Cancellations, John Muir Trail Minimum Impact Wilderness Regulations. 40% of quota traditionally set aside for walk up permits is being added to the reservation website every Monday afternoon for the following Monday through Sunday. The Inyo National Forest has been providing free personal use firewood permits this year and the fuelwood season is being honored through October 2020. (The campground should not be confused with Kennedy Meadows on Sonora Pass.) 95% of the per person recreation fees collected stay on Inyo National Forest and go right back into trailhead facilities, maintaining and improving the trails, and visitor services. Please follow these instructions carefully to ensure delivery of your permit: In the subject line write: [Entry Date] [Trail Name] [Reservation Number]. Backcountry Camping in the Inyo National Forest, CA. Campers must always have a camp fire permit if planning on burning a campfire outside of a campground. These new fire restrictions took effect this past Friday July 29, and will stay in effect until the end of the season. daily in summer (last permit issued 4:45pm); winter hours are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. This includes staffing trail rangers, who are trained in emergency first aid and search and rescue, operating the visitor center where you will pick up your permit, and funding the wag bag program. Inyo National Forest Whitney visitors are expected to pack-out their solid human waste. Various quota or limitations may apply depending on your trip scenario. Detailed descriptions of campgrounds in the Inyo National Forest. Trip Pictures. The $6 transaction fee supports the web based reservation system and permit database. A maximum group size of 15 people / 25 head of stock per party has been adopted. No camping east of the PCT, at Guitar Lake or on the mountain. Stock is not allowed Trail Crest to Whitney Portal. Whitney Trail to Whitney Portal Road. Inyo National Forest Wilderness Permit Office – 760-873-2483 For assistance with non-quota trail permits call up to 14 days in advance of your trip. Click on the tan headings below for more information: Call the visitor center nearest your trailhead or the wilderness permit office to check in. Fee Revenue Makes a Difference, Thank you for supporting our forest programs. Whitney, the. Reservations can be made on the recreation.gov website for trips beginning on Inyo National Forest. Learn the rules & regulations for the area you'll visit. If you plan to hike and stay over at least 1 night, you need a backcountry permit. 261.11 Sanitation. If your trip will begin in Yosemite, contact the park. Click on the topics below for more information. 277. You will need your basic travel plan to complete your reservation. Click on the trail name for a description of where that trail goes or click on the blue box to select the quota. Other trip planning aids include the Inyo National Forest list of JMT Entry Points, and Itinerary Locations on the JMT. Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center California National Forest Campfire Permit online 1, 2 by QITNL » Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:59 pm 17 Replies 24303 Views Last post by taveuni13 Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:11 pm Dispersed Campsites in El Dorado National Forest in CA by pvc22 » Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:55 pm 4 Replies 9284 Views daily in summer; winter hours are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Inyo National Forest is implementing fire restrictions effective on all Inyo National Forest lands. Winter season - closed for lunch; closed on weekends and holidays. Leave No Trace Principles (video) Whitney trail. Winter season: closed on weekends and holidays. Space is not saved for walk-in permits. 60% of the quota space can be reserved starting 6 months in advance. Fire restrictions are put in place each year to protect local communities and public lands from wildfire. Taro Pusina, Interagency Fire Management Officer for the Bishop Field Office and Inyo National Forest, urges the public to keep fire safety in mind to avoid resource and property damage. 261.4 Disorderly conduct. These permits are free and can be obtained from Inyo or Sequoia National Forest offices. Whitney Zone (Day hike permit) and Overnight Use on the Mt. To determine what permits you may need, first identify your entry location and date, exit location and date, resupply points, and general travel plan. NOTE: Reservation will be canceled if you don't arrange recieve your permit before no show deadline 10am on the entry date. Fees cannot be transferred to other dates or trails. ... • Persons with a valid California Campfire Permit are not exempt from the prohibitions but are allowed to use portable stoves or lanterns usinggas, jellied petroleum, or Outside of developed campgrounds and certain permitted facilities, igniting, building, maintaining or using a fire on national forests in California will be prohibited. When selecting your entry trail, you can click on the trail name for a description and maps. All Mt. My local National Forest, where I do most of my trips, does not require any permits for backcountry hiking other than having a free CDF Campfire permit on you. Permit must be printed, signed, and in the group leader’s possession during the trip and must be presented to rangers upon request. 95% of the per person recreation fees collected stay on Inyo National Forest and go right back into trailhead facilities, maintaining and improving the trails, and visitor services. If you will be accessing the park through the Jennie Lakes wilderness (Sequoia National Forest), obtain a permit following the steps above for the JO Pass, Belle Canyon, or Sugarloaf entry points. These permits are free and can be obtained from Inyo or Sequoia National Forest offices. Some other permits that include Mt Whitney are: Trail Crest is approximately 13,600 ft. in elevation and 2 miles from the summit of Mt. The wilderness contains varied wildlife and vegetation. This opens the Inyo portions of the South Sierra, parts of the Golden Trout, most of the John Muir, parts of the Ansel Adams and all the Owens River Headwaters, and Hoover Wilderness Areas. Campfire Permits are required for open fires, such as campfire, barbecues and portable stoves on federally controlled lands and private lands that are the property of another person. Traveling in Bear Country You must start on the entry date and trail stated for the permit to be valid. Phone hours 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Close. United States Forest Service (USFS) Bureau of Land Management (BLM) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) National Parks; Check the Internet for the nearest office and the hours it’s open. Wilderness permits are written to describe your specific travel plan and are valid for one continuous wilderness trip. To hike Mount Whitney from the east side of the Sierra Nevada, visit Inyo National Forest's website or call them at (760) 873-2483. Effective Friday, June 27, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Bishop Field Office and the Inyo National Forest (INF) are implementing fire restrictions. Recent rain and snow, combined with increased humidity, shorter days, and cooler nighttime temperatures have prompted the forest to … On Mondays we upload space for the following Monday through Sunday. If quota space is available, reservations can be made until one day before the trip. Your wilderness permit must be issued via Inyo National Forest if your trip starts from Inyo National Forest, even if the first night will be in an adjacent park. Whitney Trail For example, a trail with a quota of 20 would allow several groups to start throughout the day with a cap of 20 people total. Sometimes campgrounds can feel more like a parking lot than a wilderness experience. Lastly, the permit will be issued by email and visitors must print, sign, and carry with them on the trail. Mono Pass (Inyo NF) in Winter I have a permit to hike Mono Pass to Summit Lake in Inyo National Forest (California) this January. Whitney Trail (starting from Whitney Portal) are explained on the page for Whitney Lottery. Hikers that begin their trip in another park or forest are exempt from this exit quota. If your trip takes you into the Golden Trout Wilderness area, you must obtain a Visitors Permit and a Campfire Permit. Backcountry Camping in the Inyo National Forest, CA. save. Print a copy, fill it out and sign it, and then carry it in your wallet or backpack. Permits for the John Muir Trail (JMT) are issued by the agency where your trip will begin. An alternate access is from the west via Sherman Pass Road. The exit quota applies for passing through the area whether or not you summit. Fill-in all the required fields below with your information for your printable Campfire permit. No wilderness permit is required for entry from the west side of the Wilderness (trailheads starting from the Sequoia National Forest), however a campfire permit is required for gas lanterns, stoves, and campfires. The Forest Service’s priority remains focused on ensuring the safety for the public and our employees and volunteers. Fee Revenue Makes a Difference, Thank you for supporting our forest programs. Unless you are trying for a John Muir Trail, Yosemite National Park, or Mt Whitney permit. Please contact the Wilderness Permit Office for further information.*. 351 Pacu Lane, Suite 200 . This opens the Inyo portions of the South Sierra, parts of the Golden Trout, most of the John Muir , parts of the Ansel Adams and all the Owens River Headwaters, and Hoover Wilderness Areas . Resupply is not allowed on the Mt. Beginning today (Friday July 29th) the following restrictions will be in effect. Here’s what you need to know: No campfires, briquette barbeques, or stove fires are allowed outside of developed recreation sites and specifically posted campsites or areas. For assistance with non-quota trail permits call up to 14 days in advance of your trip. Bishop, CA 93514. Bishop, CA 93514. Prices are not different for military, seniors or children. 261.8 Fish and wildlife. All reservations are made on recreation.gov. The type of permit you will need depends on the type of trip and where you will start. Previously, campfires were allowed in the Hoover, John Muir, Ansel Adams, Boundary Peak, White Mountains, Golden Trout, and South Sierra Wilderness Areas of the Inyo National Forest. Kennedy Meadows Campground is located along the Pacific Crest Trail in the Inyo National Forest, 28 miles west of Highway 395. Permits for these and other Inyo National Forest trails, can be reserved online up to 6 months in advance. If you have a break in continuous wilderness travel, a new permit would be required from the agency where the next section of your trip begins. 14 comments. Whitney, where the Mt.  Weather ~ Avalanche  $ FREE annual pass. Traditionally 40% of the quota is set aside for walk up permit requests. You will need to do some basic planning before reserving a permit. Inyo National Forest Wilderness Permit Office 873 North Main Street Bishop, CA 93514 Wilderness Information from Ranger Stations/Visitor Centers Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center - 760-647-3044 Mammoth Lakes Visitor Center - 760-924-5500 White Mountain Ranger Station - 760-873-2500 The Inyo National Forest and Bishop BLM Field Office are in Fire Restrictions. Our permits are reserved on the website www.recreation.gov. Print a copy, fill it out and sign it, and then carry it in your wallet or backpack. Previous fire restrictions for Inyo National Forest have been expanded to include all wilderness areas. Read "How to Reserve a Permit" for instructions on how to book a permit, and read the top of this page for instructions on how to request and recieve your permit. 261.7 Livestock. It is characterized by extensive forest and meadows. With the visiting Mt Whitney permit type, Inyo National Forest uses the funds for higher costs of servicing the Whitney area. 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