California’s Eastern Sierra

White Mountain Ranger Station

Comprising nearly 1 million acres and including much of the White Mountain/Inyo Range and the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the White Mountain District stretches from south of Big Pine to McGee Creek near Crowley Lake. Our Ranger District includes many access routes into the John Muir Wilderness and into Kings Canyon National Park for backpacking or day hiking opportunities. You can also visit the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in the White Mountains or climb White Mountain Peak (the third highest point in California at 14,246 feet elevation) or Boundary Peak (the highest point in Nevada at 13,140 feet elevation). There are many lakes and streams in our district from which you can catch different types of trout, including the California state fish, the Golden Trout. The Ranger Station located in Bishop, CA, sells publications on local and natural history, hiking and fishing guides, Native American literature and children's books. Maps are available in several formats, including 15 and 7.5 minute topographic scales.