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Campgrounds closed in Inyo National Forest

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The Forest Service has closed all campgrounds in the Inyo National Forest until October 31 (at least). They’ve explained that the developed campgrounds listed below attract large numbers of people and the Forest Service and local communities do not want the risk of spreading COVID.

Mono Lake Ranger District: Obsidian Flat and Saddlebag Trailhead group campgrounds

Mammoth Ranger District: Agnew Meadows and Pumice Flat group campgrounds

White Mountain Ranger District: Aspen, Big Pine Canyon, Bishop Park, Cedar Flat, Clyde Glacier, Palisade Glacier, Rock Creek Lake, and Table Mountain group campgrounds.

Mt. Whitney Ranger District: Lone Pineand Whitney Portal group campgrounds.

Two others are closed because the remote locations do not allow for timely routine cleaning: Grandview (Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest) and Kennedy Meadows (the one in Sequoia NF off Nine Mile Canyon on 395 – not the one in Stanislaus NF Forest off Sonora Pass).

https://www.sierrawave.net/inyo-national-forest-closes-group-camps-under-forest-order/

For Inyo and Mono county campgrounds, contact counties for specific info.

Inyo County Parks and Recreation - 760-873-5577

Mono County Parks and Recreation - 760-932-5440

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FR correct me if I'm wrong but I'm seeing the order as a continuation of the closure of group campsites, not individual camp sites.

From the froest service:

https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd762183.pdf

https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/inyo/recreation

Edited: 08 July 2020, 15:18
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The forest service order contains different language then what the Sierra Wave Media used. They said group campgrounds. The forest service said group campsites.

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That’s a long time for closure

As long as Caltrans keeps the Highway rest stops open I’ll be OK.

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That’s weird, as we made reservations for Big Pine area campground -Upper Sage Flat - today with no problem. Seems like individual campsites are NOT closed.

Edited: 09 July 2020, 03:13
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The GROUP camps are closed. Those are the ones that the Forest Service is concerned will encourage gatherings.

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FR I thought the forest service had gone nuts with your posting of this:

"The Forest Service has closed all campgrounds in the Inyo National Forest until October 31 (at least)."!

Got me worried about DV in late October!

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Yeah, I misspoke, so don't everyone panic. With all travel conditions everywhere in such upheaval, the best thing for folks to do is check current announcements or media releases from any agencies that manage public lands you are interested in. That includes all national or state parks, forests, beaches, historic sites, etc. Too much is changing too quickly to try to keep track of it all mentally. ☹

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