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Points of Interest Along State Highway Routes

Road Side Rests:

Inyo County - 395

Coso Junction ------- 17 miles south of Olancha

Division Creek------- 10 miles north of Independence

Mono County - 395

Crestview -------------6.8 miles north of Junction 395/203

Interpretative panels placed by the Coalition for Unified Recreation in the Eastern Sierra:

U.S. 395

Inyo County

Site Milepost Amenities Traffic Direction
Fossil Falls 13.0 Restrooms Northbound
Manzanar 67.5   Southbound
Owens Valley Overlook 77.0 Viewing Area Northbound
Big Pine Triangle 100.8 Bristlecone Pine and Death Valley: the earth's oldest living individuals are the Bristlecone Pines; travel tips for Death Valley National Park; Palisades Glacier; and recreational opportunities in the Big Pine area. Northbound
Bishop Chamber of Commerce 115.8   Northbound
Eastern Sierra Visitor Center      

Mono County

Site Milepost Amenities Traffic Direction
Sherwin Grade 4.5 Glaciers and Wilderness; Moraines and glaciers; the values of wilderness, and deer migration. Northbound & Southbound
Crowley Lake 14.6 Caldera and Fishing; The Long Valley Caldera; the formation of Crowley Lake; and terrific fishing opportunities. Northbound & Southbound
Mammoth/ Junction 203 25.7 Year-Round Recreation; Devils Postpile National Monument; skiing at Mammoth Mountain; nordic skiing; outdoor year-round adventures; and full-service resort. Northbound
Mono Craters 42.1 Glaciers and Volcanoes; Volcanic and glacial activity; the Long Valley eruption; life of the Paiute people in the Basin; and Mono Lake's water story. Northbound
Mono Lake Overlook 62.5 Mono Lake, Birds, and Great Basin; Lee Vining attractions and local recreational opportunities; Mono Lake an oasis in the desert for birds; panorama of the Sierra; and native grasses. Southbound
Virginia Creek 64.3 Wilderness and Aspens; Life in an aspen forest; fall colors; and the history of the wilderness Southbound
Dogtown 69.5 Dogtown: Mining History; Boom and bust: the largest gold nugget on the eastern slope was found here. Southbound
Bridgeport Park 76.7 Bridgeport and Historic Walking Tour; History of Bridgeport Valley and Big Meadows. This historic walk includes the Mono County Courthouse, the Historical Society Museum, the Ghost House, and 22 other sites. Northbound
Walker River 101.1 Walker River; Lahontan Cutthroat Trout; The native Lahontan Cutthroat Trout; the journey of a desert river; the Walker River in the water cycle; and the early travel route across the Sierra Nevada. Northbound
Junction Hwy. 89 117.0 Geology, Fire, and Wildlife; The formation of the Great Basin; The importance of fire in the ecosystem; bird inhabitants of Topaz Lake; and migration patters of the mule deer. Southbound

Highway 120

Mono County

Site Milepost Amenities Traffic Direction
Tioga 11.16 (Bottom of Lee Vining Canyon) Changing views of wildlands; Aldo Leopold; Mono Lake: Restoration; Location is everything Eastbound
  9.41 Islands of Life Eastbound
  6.61 Canyon Cliff Dwellers Eastbound
  4.11 Don't Fence me In Eastbound
  3.81 Would-be Miners and Occasional Tourists Eastbound
  3.21 Moving Mountains; Working Water Eastbound
  0.86 Changing Views of Wildlands; Aldo Leopold; Scenic byway; Bennettville's Boom and Bust Eastbound


Statewide Alerts and Other Information

Contact Information

General Information:

Phone: (760) 872-0601
FAX: (760) 872-0678

Physical Address:

California Department of Transportation
District 9
500 S. Main Street
Bishop, CA 93514

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