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Inyo National Forest

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cool place to visit...quiet...peaceful....

if you pass thru this area....stop by and visit this spot....unique trees....cool... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Joe A
Orange County, California
travel respite

While traveling had to stop and enjoy the park. Lots of options to pull over and enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Brownsville, Texas
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National forest area extending 165 miles along the California/Nevada border and includes 1.9 million acres of lakes, meadows, winding streams, and rugged Sierra Nevada peaks with elevations ranging from 4,000 to 14,495 feet.
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

if you pass thru this area....stop by and visit this spot....unique trees....cool views....definitely lots of chances to take great photos...or if you just wanna find a cool...relatively quiet place to chill and relax....this spot offers lots of spots to do so...

1  Thank Joe A
Reviewed 7 August 2018

While traveling had to stop and enjoy the park. Lots of options to pull over and enjoy the view. Great views, which change as you drive through the region via 395. Enjoy the scenery great place to stretch. Enjoy the peaks surrounding you.

Thank hpresas
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

This was an incredibly lovely spot. We got there a bit late but there was a very nice spot (#22) left. It was set apart with plenty of privacy and had a very nice setting with a lot of trees in the area. Star gazing...More

Thank k s
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We returned to the Mammoth Lakes and June Lake loop area in the Inyo National Forest This time it was in June. Water levels in the lakes were good, The forests were beautiful, but some of the pine tree issues seemed to be showing up...More

1  Thank mini
Reviewed 12 September 2017

best way to see it is on foot. From Whitney to Mammoth Lakes and Bishop the views are inspiring. Diverse landscape and trails abound get boots on the ground on one.

Thank Spuddler
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Stopped at the national Forest Service office in Bishop for a great into to all we needed to know. We hiked at Bristlecomb (a must see amazing place); Big Pine Creek; and the Little Lakes. Took a while to get used to the altitude but...More

1  Thank br0za1205
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We very much like the Inyo National Forest and visit many times Inyo National Forest includes many areas of the Eastern Sierras such as Mammoth Lakes, June Lake Loop, Mono Lake, Lundy Canyon, and so forth It also includes Mt. Whitney, Reds Meadow, and Ancient...More

Thank mini
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Driving through this National Park is a beautiful way to spend the day, specially on a nice sunny clear day. We stopped and started as we felt to take it all in.

Thank malnit56
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

This is the most diverse and spectacular national park in the country imho. You could plan a lengthy vacation hopping from one unique natural wonder to another. Fill your gas tank and purchase supplies before you enter. The towns in this area are remote and...More

1  Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Reviewed 29 September 2016

A friend and I spent a couple days exploring the canyons off of 395, including Big Pine, Rock Creek, June Lake Loop and Mono Lake. The fall color season had started and we saw some beautiful landscapes. Highly recommend this area for getaways from urban...More

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