14 comments. Whitney. When selecting your entry trail, you can click on the trail name for a description and maps. 15 spaces can be reserved, 10 spaces are saved to issue with walk in permits. Reservations ARE needed during the non-quota winter season of 2020/2021 (November 2 through April 30). The Wizard "Which Permit Do I Need" may help you identify the correct permit for trips that include Mt Whitney. Fee Revenue Makes a Difference, Thank you for supporting our forest programs. Our quota is based on the entry date alone, you do not need to select quota for every day of the trip. 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. List of Trail Names & Quotas. 60% of the quota space can be reserved starting 6 months in advance. Whitney. 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. 261.7 Livestock. Space is not saved for walk-in permits. Permits are issued by the agency where your trip begins. (closed for lunch) ... • 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 Trail Crest Exit Quota is 25 people per day. The exit quota applies for passing through the area whether or not you summit. These permits are free and can be obtained from Inyo or Sequoia National Forest offices. The area was named for the native trout of this area and its subspecies, the Little Kern Golden Trout the California state fish. Inyo National Forest – May 25, 2020 – Starting on June 1, the Inyo National Forest will be providing wilderness permits through a virtual process. Trip Pictures. Suitable resupply trails include Cottonwood Pass (4 mi), Kearsarge Pass (6.5mi), and Bishop Pass (10mi). The Inyo National Forest is expanding fire restrictions to include wilderness areas of the Inyo National Forest. Sierra National Forest (west side access near Florence Lake and Lake Edison) Fire restrictions are put in place each year to protect local communities and public lands from wildfire. When you sign a permit as group leader you are agreeing to abide by all laws, rules and regulations that apply to the area and accept responsibility for your group to do likewise. By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Inyo National Forest is implementing fire restrictions effective on all Inyo National Forest lands. *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. To change entry date, entry point, or type of permit you cancel and rebook the desired trip. 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 Inyo National Forest announces that fire restrictions put into place for the forest earlier this summer will be rescinded on Tuesday, November 17. UPDATE: Los Padres National Forest now has online campfire … 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. Groups are limited to 15 people or less, in order to preserve the solitude and tranquility of the backcountry. (The campground should not be confused with Kennedy Meadows on Sonora Pass.) In the past these permits were only issued in person from the visitor centers. Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center 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. 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. On Mondays we upload space for the following Monday through Sunday. If you have any questions about permits or require trip planning assistance, please contact the Inyo National Forest at (760) 873-2483. Reserving a wilderness permit costs $6 per permit, plus the following per person fee: No charge for additional nights, Example: 4 people hiking 5 days on a trip that does not go to Mt Whitney, 4 x $5 = $20; +$6 = $26.00 total fee. While some changes can be made, there are. The Inyo National Forest and Bishop BLM Field Office are in Fire Restrictions. supports a policy of dispersed camping, which allows visitors to stay for free outside of designated areas. $ FREE annual pass. “We want to support a strong fire prevention program, limiting human-caused fires, to keep our firefighters healthy and ready for when we need them in the coming months,” said Tammy Randall-Parker, Forest Supervisor. If you plan to hike and stay over at least 1 night, you need a backcountry permit. Whitney visitors are expected to pack-out their solid human waste. Inyo National Forest Provides Wilderness Permits Virtually Effective June 1, except Mt. Please contact the Wilderness Permit Office for further information.*. Pack-out kits are distributed with wilderness permits. Beginning today (Friday July 29th) the following restrictions will be in effect. Follow Leave No Trace principles when selecting a wilderness campsite. City. For day-hiking (except Mt Whitney) you do not need a permit. 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. Inyo National Forest State/Province/Region. Recent rain and snow, combined with increased humidity, shorter days, and cooler nighttime temperatures have prompted the forest to … Mt. The Inyo National Forest will make an exception for long distance hikers to exit for a reasonable period of time necessary for resupply. for faster service. Mono Pass (Inyo NF) in Winter I have a permit to hike Mono Pass to Summit Lake in Inyo National Forest (California) this January. Last Name. Whitney. Not allowed to camp off of the PCT trail corridor. Zip/Postal Code. Leaving the trail to resupply is limited to trailheads within 15 trail miles of the PCT and must be done on the most direct trail between the PCT and the trailhead. 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. Whitney Trail (starting from Whitney Portal) are explained on the page for Whitney Lottery. “ We want to support a strong fire prevention program, limiting human-caused fires, to keep our firefighters healthy and ready for when we need them in the coming months,” said Tammy Randall-Parker, Forest Supervisor. Phone hours 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Links for other pages related to Mt. 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. If your trip will begin in Yosemite, contact the park. Close. Special approval is required for commercial use. 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 261.6 Timber and other forest products. 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. Click on the tan headings below for more information: Call the visitor center nearest your trailhead or the wilderness permit office to check in. Mt. Refer to the rules page for more quota details. This process takes about 4 hours and is usually completed by early afternoon. The group leader signing the permit is accepting responsibility to ensure everyone in their group will follow the rules and regulations on the permit. ALL wilderness permits for Winter 2020/2021 are reserved and issued online. After making the reservation, visitors will need to check-in by email or phone to receive the permit by email or drop box. daily in summer; fall season closed on Tuesday and Wednesday; closed in winter. Reservations can be made on the recreation.gov website for trips beginning on Inyo National Forest. For Reservations: Reservations for Inyo National Forest Wilderness Permits can only be made online on Recreation.gov. Address Line 1. Motorized or mechanical activities like drones or bicycles are not allowed in wilderness. Previous fire restrictions for Inyo National Forest have been expanded to include all wilderness areas. $ FREE annual pass. Click on the trail name for a description of where that trail goes or click on the blue box to select the quota. Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center Starting today, fire restrictions are in effect for the Inyo National Forest. Whitney Trail. 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 daily in summer; winter hours are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. 261.3 Interfering with a Forest officer, volunteer, or human resource program enrollee or giving false report to a Forest officer. USDA Forest Service Inyo National Forest . Permit must be printed, signed, and in the group leader’s possession during the trip and must be presented to rangers upon request. If you're starting from Yosemite, or Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (or the forests listed below) we will accept the permit they issue as long as you meet their requirements for continuous wilderness travel. Visitors must first reserve the permit online through www.recreation.gov  Then visitors must request the permit by email or phone. 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. 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. Fire restrictions are put in place each year to protect local communities and public lands from wildfire. 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. Phone line is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Avoid busy times at 8:00 am, noon, and 4 pm. closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. People who have reserved permits can call up to 14 days in advance to have their permit emailed or printed … BLM and Inyo National Forest announce fire restrictions. Inyo National Forest is implementing fire restrictions effective on all Inyo National Forest lands. Unless you are trying for a John Muir Trail, Yosemite National Park, or Mt Whitney permit. Suite 200 People who have reserved permits can call up to 14 days in advance to have their permit emailed or printed and left in a drop box at the selected visitor center. Starting today, fire restrictions are in effect for the Inyo National Forest. 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. These restrictions are similar to those already in place on BLM land and will be in effect until further notice. Kennedy Meadows Campground is located along the Pacific Crest Trail in the Inyo National Forest, 28 miles west of Highway 395. Bishop, CA 93514. First Name. 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. For assistance with non-quota trail permits call up to 14 days in advance of your trip. Whitney Day Use or overnight permits that started on the Mt. The wilderness contains varied wildlife and vegetation. 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. Country. Traveling in Bear Country No campfires, briquette barbeques, or stove fires are allowed outside of designated developed recreation sites and specifically posted campsites or areas. The Bishop Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management and the Inyo National Forest announce that fire restrictions put into place for the Eastern Sierra this summer will be rescinded today, Wednesday, Nov. 2. The South Sierra is managed by both the Inyo and Sequoia National Forests. Trail Crest exit quota limits the number of visitors allowed to descend the Mt. Traditionally 40% of the quota is set aside for walk up permit requests. Please follow these instructions carefully to ensure delivery of your permit: In the subject line write: [Entry Date] [Trail Name] [Reservation Number]. 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. This has prompted the change to walk ups being made available virtually in 2020. Sometimes campgrounds can feel more like a parking lot than a wilderness experience. Yosemite National Park (Inyo NF permit does not include Half Dome) 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. Open daily May 15 to October 15 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. Learn about campfire safety and obtain a print-ready campfire permit  Weather ~ Avalanche  Back to Directory For the 2020 season “walk up” quota will be added onto the reservation website www.recreation.gov. 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. 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. Call the Inyo National Forest Wilderness Permit Office. Other trip planning aids include the Inyo National Forest list of JMT Entry Points, and Itinerary Locations on the JMT. 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.) Our permits are reserved on the website www.recreation.gov. For the 2020 season while our visitor centers are not open to foot traffic all wilderness permits are by web reservation with check in by phone or email and permit delivered by email. 261.9 Property. No campfires, briquette barbeques, or stove fires are allowed outside of designated developed recreation sites and specifically posted campsites or areas. There are no discounts, National Interagency Passes are not accepted for wilderness permits. The type of permit you will need depends on the type of trip and where you will start. Additional trip planning resources can be found on the PCT website page for the John Muir Trail.​. Heck, I have yet to even see a paid USFS Ranger out in the backcountry in my local forest. 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. Whitney Zone (Day hike permit) and Overnight Use on the Mt. closed on weekends and holidays. On private lands, written permission from the landowner is also required for campfire use. 277. NOTE: Reservation will be canceled if you don't arrange recieve your permit before no show deadline 10am on the entry date. May 15 through Oct 15: open every day. To determine what permits you may need, first identify your entry location and date, exit location and date, resupply points, and general travel plan. 351 Pacu Lane SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Did you know that not only can you obtain your campfire permit at any Forest Service Office, but you can also get a permit online? UPDATE: Los Padres National Forest now has online campfire permits also. Email Address. The $6 transaction fee supports the web based reservation system and permit database. Eastern Sierra Visitor Center  Backcountry Camping in the Inyo National Forest, CA. 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. Learn the rules & regulations for the area you'll visit. Learn about campfire safety and obtain a print-ready 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. An alternate access is from the west via Sherman Pass Road. The Inyo National Forest and Bishop BLM Field Office are in Fire Restrictions. You will need to do some basic planning before reserving a permit. save. 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). All reservations are made on recreation.gov. Reservations cannot be sold or transferred to other people. Still have questions? Hikers that begin their trip in another park or forest are exempt from this exit quota. Prices are not different for military, seniors or children. Back to Directory You must follow rules for each area while you are there. When selecting quota you are reserving a specific date and location to start your trip. Trip Pictures. Lastly, the permit will be issued by email and visitors must print, sign, and carry with them on the trail. For day-hiking (except Mt Whitney) you do not need a permit. The Inyo National Forest has implemented 05-04-50-200-21, effective November 3. You will need your basic travel plan to complete your reservation. Whitney Zone (includes Mt. If you don't have a printer you can request a paper copy of your permit to be placed in the drop box outside the visitor center, link to Permit Pickup Instructions. 261.5 Fire. 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 The Inyo National Forest has implemented 05-04-50-200-21, effective November 3. All Mt. Phone hours 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. 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. The Shasta-Trinity National Forest is enacting fire restrictions until further notice to protect the health and safety of employees and communities. 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. ... • 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 Inyo National Forest – May 25, 2020 – Starting on June 1, the Inyo National Forest will be providing wilderness permits through a virtual process. You could be stopped by any of a number of people in an official capacity who have the ability to check your permit, ID, and your load. Trips starting from more distant trailheads, like Kearsarge Pass (Onion Valley Road) or Cottonwood Pass (Horseshoe Meadow Road) are not in the lottery. Bishop, CA 93514. Resupply is not allowed on the Mt. Inyo National Forest For trips entering at Lundy Canyon, Lakes Canyon, or Saddlebag Lake, reservation requests can be made through recreation.gov . daily in summer (closed for lunch), winter season closed on weekends and holidays. Phone hours 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Whitney Zone Map The Inyo National Forest is extending fire restrictions to include all Wilderness Areas of the Inyo National Forest. The Inyo National Forest will make an exception for JMT hikers to exit for a reasonable period of time necessary for resupply. Not all trails go to the John Muir Trail or Mt. CAMPFIRE PERMIT APPLICANT INFORMATION. If you wish to do alternate routes in the Sierra Section you will need a local permit. Effective June 28th: Inyo National Forest is banning fires, even with a campfire permit, including in wilderness areas. Inyo National Forest If your trip takes you into the Golden Trout Wilderness area, you must obtain a Visitors Permit and a Campfire Permit. These new fire restrictions took effect this past Friday July 29, and will stay in effect until the end of the season. Outside of developed campgrounds and certain permitted facilities, igniting, building, maintaining or using a fire on national forests in California will be prohibited. Address Line 2. Unless you are trying for a John Muir Trail, Yosemite National Park, or Mt Whitney permit. Campsites are not assigned. Whitney Trail to Whitney Portal Road. 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. If you will travel into the neighboring national parks, you may be limited to a smaller group. Mt. The Inyo National Forest is expanding fire restrictions to include wilderness areas of the Inyo National Forest. Sequoia National Forest (Kennedy Meadows, Golden Trout Wilderness) 351 Pacu Lane, Suite 200 . supports a policy of dispersed camping, which allows visitors to stay for free outside of designated areas. 351 Pacu Lane, Suite 200 . People who have reserved permits can call up to 14 days in advance to have their permit emailed or printed and left in a drop box at the selected visitor center. The Inyo National Forest has been providing free personal use firewood permits this year and the fuelwood season is being honored through October 2020. Backcountry Camping in the Inyo National Forest, CA. Leave No Trace Mt Whitney (video) The Inyo National Forest has implemented 05-04-50-200-21, effective November 3. Are limited to 35 days in the Southern Sierra section. 261.8 Fish and wildlife. Get your California Campfire Permit quickly and easily online! Humboldt/Toiyabe National Forest (Twin Lakes, north of Mono Lake). The summit of Mt Whitney can be side hiked as a day hike, however you must camp on the west side of the PCT at Crabtree. The recreation fees are used to finance the on-the-ground wilderness programs on Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. share. 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. U.S. Forest Service Inyo National Forest 351 Pacu Lane, Suite 200 Bishop, CA 93514 Beginning today (Friday July 29th) the following restrictions will be in effect. Previous fire restrictions for Inyo National Forest have been expanded to include all wilderness areas. Bishop, CA 93514. Camping off the PCT corridor is not allowed. Provide the exit date and trail so the permit includes the entire trip. Starting on June 1, the Inyo National Forest will be providing wilderness permits through a virtual process. Sometimes campgrounds can feel more like a parking lot than a wilderness experience. 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. No camping east of the PCT, at Guitar Lake or on the mountain. A maximum group size of 15 people / 25 head of stock per party has been adopted. Whitney, where the Mt. save. Print a copy, fill it out and sign it, and then carry it in your wallet or backpack. The PCT crosses Inyo National Forest … Starting on June 1, the Inyo National Forest will … Permits for these and other Inyo National Forest trails, can be reserved online up to 6 months in advance. 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. INYO NATIONAL FOREST The Inyo National Forest and the Sequoia National Forest share the Golden Trout Wilderness. (760) 873-2483. With the visiting Mt Whitney permit type, Inyo National Forest uses the funds for higher costs of servicing the Whitney area. All people count for wilderness quotas and fees. daily in summer (last permit issued 4:45pm); winter hours are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. 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. Whitney The first principle of Leave No Trace is to plan ahead and prepare. 261.10 Occupancy and use. Include any questions you may have on the following topics: Permit will be sent by email. If your trip is a continuous wilderness trip one permit will be accepted by all the parks and forests along the way. Click on the topics below for more information. Are you planning on doing all or a segment of the John Muir Trail? Whitney trail. 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