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Plan a Trip to Bask in the Beauty of Eastern Sierra Waterfalls and Wildflowers

As the snow melts, springtime offers visitors the opportunity to get a jumpstart on warm-weather activities. Plan a trip now to experience awe-inspiring waterfalls and vibrant wildflower blooms – and be sure to pack your pole to partake in the renowned fishing found only in the Eastern Sierra.

While waterfalls are surging now and will slow as the snowpack recedes, wildflowers will bloom from May through the summer. Download the Wildflower Hot Spots of the Eastern Sierra guide, or pick it up at visitor centers in Mono County for a small donation. For more information, visit Mono County’s Waterfalls and Wildflowers page, or call Mono County Tourism at (800) 845-7922.

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April 30th marked the official opening of the regular fishing season, especially celebrated this year as almost all front country lakes, rivers, and streams are thawed and accessible. Visit Mono County’s Fishing page to learn more about fishing in the Eastern Sierra.

Spring is in full swing, and the Eastern Sierra awaits! Plan a visit that will inspire you to replace screen-time with fresh air, beautiful landscapes, and natural beauty that will awaken your imagination.

Tioga Pass (SR 120 W) is currently closed, though expected to open by Memorial Day. Sonora Pass (SR 108, with access to Leavitt Falls) and Monitor Pass (SR 89) were both recently opened, and the June Lake Loop (SR 158) and Bodie Road (SR 270, with access to Bodie Ghost Town) are both fully open. Please check Mono County Weather Road Conditions and CalTrans for up-to-date information on road closures before visiting.

Please remember that this special, wild landscape is fragile, and it’s incredibly important to follow Leave No Trace and responsible recreation guidelines; and don’t forget your Mountain Manners. For more information, maps, guides, and trip planning ideas visit MonoCounty.org.