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National forest area extending 165 miles along the California/Nevada...

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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Worth a photo stop if you are passing that way we stopped for pictures we had nice views as the weather was hot and clear

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2015
Brighton, United Kingdom

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Worth a photo stop if you are passing that way we stopped for pictures we had nice views as the weather was hot and clear

Thank Hebe_7
Tempe, Arizona, United States
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15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This is actually a dying Lake. Of course, it won't be fully gone for some time but it will cease to exist one day.

Thank JCBrennan
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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353 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Down from Mammoth Ski Area is a sign that says Inyo Earthquake Fault. Being a little adventurous, we decided to check it out. It's a parking lot, and a walk down a hill to see, but the fault goes down incredibly deep from what you can see from the edge. There are trees growing out of the fault and the... More 

1 Thank SantaFeDiva
San Rafael, California
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54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

We entered on Sunday through Shepards Pass, spent a week tromping all over the High Sierras, and saw some of the prettiest views in our country! If you're into backpacking, this is a must location! Pristine Alpine lakes, rushing streams, and majestic peaks, this area has it all. Weather kept us from summiting Whitney this year, but we did Tindal... More 

1 Thank david a
Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Anything over a 20' trailer will not be able to maneuver a 90 degree turn in the road flanked by clumps of very large pine trees and will be forced to back out through another pair of close-together pine trees. I booked on recreation.gov and several sites had warnings about being "too steep to level an rv" and "no shade",... More 

1 Thank Sheila M
Hong Kong, China
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401 reviews
155 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 376 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Our 2nd campground on our five week trip. We were recommended this area by a very helpful guy online when we knew Yosemite would be impossible on the Labor Day weekend. Note the Rock Creek Rd is undergoing an upgrade and was very bumpy and most gravel, due to continue into 2015. There are several campgrounds run by the NFS... More 

1 Thank teamflames
Cool, California
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44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

These are quite young in geologic time. They were formed by volcanic steam explosions approximately 1350 AD. They are only a few miles outside of Mammoth Lakes on the scenic loop. After turning onto the dirt road and following the signs, park by the vault toilet. The first two of the craters are a 5-7 minute hike up the trail.... More 

1 Thank IrishTomKat
Santa Monica, California
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81 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Part of this forest is located within 22 miles of Bishop (itself a nice place to spend 1-2 days) and well worth the trip. You travel to elevations of 7000 feet or higher and the setting is superb. Not quite in the same league as Lassen Volcanic National Park or Yosemite, it is still a great place to visit with... More 

1 Thank vincemc
Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My friend and I camped at Big Pine Creek Camp Ground in the Inyo National Forest. I have camped all over this country for the past 45 years, and this was one of the nicest experiences I have ever had. With mountains on one side of our site and a trout stream on the other, the views, the sounds, the... More 

2 Thank RGBoboJr
Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My family and I camped in Junction campground for three nights in July just off Tioga Road in Inyo, less than a quarter mile from Tioga Lake, less than 2 miles from the eastern Yosemite entrance. Site # 9 was amazing - shaded by trees during the day, set atop a small hill about 50 ft from the parking area... More 

3 Thank Stephen M

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