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Mammoth Lakes Basin & Reds Meadow Road Openings 2016

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El Niño may not have brought us as much snow as in the past but it brought enough to keep the roads closed for a little longer than normal. The US Forest Service and Town of Mammoth Lakes will be working cooperatively to provide vehicle access to the Lakes Basin and open recreation facilities as quickly as possible. They are looking for a projected opening of the 25th of May just in time for the big Memorial Day weekend.

The Mammoth Lakes Basin will continue to be open for winter use. Tamarack Lodge is open but the ski center is closed for the season and they have stopped grooming the trails…. So its mixed use out their snowmobile and skiers we need to watch out for each other and keep our pets close. The other thing to watch out for this time of year is the ice melting on the lakes remember the ice is thinner near the edges and where the water is flowing.

Mammoth Lakes Basin

Reds Meadow road will also open later than normal this year. With all the agencies working together The US Forest Service, Caltrans, National Park Service, and the Town of Mammoth Lakes to open the road and valley facilities as quickly as possible. The Reds Meadow Road to Devils Post Pile National Monument and the Reds Meadow Valley is tentatively scheduled to open June 24th.

Reds Meadow

Shuttle Bus service into the Reds Meadow Valley is scheduled to begin on Saturday June 25th. From June 25th through Labor Day use of the Shuttle Bus is required for day-use into the Reds Meadow Valley from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM at a cost of $7 per adult and $4 per child. Dogs are allowed on leash on the shuttle buses. All dogs riding the shuttle buses must also wear muzzles. Muzzles are available at local pet stores in Mammoth Lakes and at the Mammoth Mountain Adventure Center near the shuttle bus boarding area.

Interagency Passes are now accepted for exception vehicles. The cost is $10 per vehicle for those camping in the valley, or for those that are exempted from riding the shuttle.

For more information, please call the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center at (760) 924-5500 or visit the Welcome Center at 2510 Hwy 203

“Submitted by John Meister” / JohnMeister9@gmail,com / 424 254 9830

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