Dog-friendly Inyo National Forest

Inyo National Forest

351 Pacu Ln.
Suite 200
Bishop, California 93514
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Local Phone: (760) 873-2400

Located in California's beautiful Eastern Sierra, the Inyo National Forest offers clean air, crystal blue skies, mountain lakes and streams, challenging trails, high mountain peaks, and beautiful views.

With over two million acres, the Inyo National Forest is home to many natural wonders including Mt. Whitney, Mono Lake, Mammoth Lakes Basin, and the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest.

More than 800,000 acres are in nine Congressionally-designated Wilderness Areas.

Recreational opportunities include camping, picnicking, hiking, backpacking, equestrian use, and off-highway vehicle use.

Ski resorts offer alpine skiing and snowboarding; over 100 miles of trails groomed for multiple purpose winter use (snowmobile, ski, and snowshoe), and approximately 45 miles of trails groomed for cross-country skiing.

Traditionally, National Forests have welcomed dogs. However there are a few rules that apply to assure that you and other National Forest visitors have an enjoyable outdoor recreation experience.

If you are camping with your pet, please practice the following (these rules will be enforced in developed recreation areas and wilderness areas):

• Leave vicious or unusually noisy dogs at home.
• During the day keep your dog on a leash no more than 6 feet long, or otherwise restrict its freedom to roam at will.
• At night keep your dogs and other pets inside an enclosed vehicle or in a tent.
• Developed campgrounds are for people, not animals. Please do not bring more than two dogs or other pet to any one campsite.

Taking in the beauty of Mammoth Lakes. Photo Credit: @elle.lynn.k
Taking in the beauty of Mammoth Lakes. Photo Credit: @elle.lynn.k
Three hours south of Tahoe and five hours northeast from Los Angeles, Mammoth Lakes beckons not just downhill skiers, but DogTrekkers vacationing with their best four-legged friends. Whether you’re coming to the area from north or south, you’re in for hours of visual delights as you cruise Highway 395, a federally designated scenic byway skirting the snow-capped Eastern Sierra. more »
Dog playing in Mammoth Lakes
Panda playing in the Mammoth Pines. CC kpuipui99
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