The Lakes Basin Road will open to the public on Friday, June 11 with limited services. “There is still deep snow along the road and parking will be limited,” said Jon Kazmierski, Mammoth District Recreation Officer. “Roads are narrow and pullouts are sparse. To prevent accidents, all vehicles will need to park safely off the road in the parking spots that are free of snow.”
We are still in winter conditions and the roads continue to be icy in the early morning and late evening. Walls of snow along roads in the upper basin hinder visibility and necessitate extra caution and slow driving speeds. The ice on the lakes is beginning to thaw and shorelines are difficult to locate. Visitors are encouraged to keep a safe distance from the lakes.
All campgrounds will remain closed at this time, and not all toilets are accessible. The gate to Horseshoe Lake will remain closed just past the Twin Lakes Overlook due to CO2 hazards.
Many visitors continue to walk or ride bikes in the Lakes Basin, and wildlife may be trying to avoid the snow. Please Drive Slowly and watch for recreationists and wildlife!
For more information, please contact the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center at 760.924.5500 extension 0. –Press Release