White Mountains Wilderness

Description:

The White Mountains Wilderness now contains a total of 252,597 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 2009 the White Mountains Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...increasing population, accompanied by expanding settlement and growing mechanization,..." you play an important role in helping to "...secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness" as called for by Congress in the Wilderness Act of 1964. Please follow the regulations in place for this area, and use Leave No Trace techniques when visiting to ensure protection of its unique natural and experiential qualities.How to follow the seven standard Leave No Trace principles differs in different parts of the country (desert vs. Rocky Mountains). Click on any of the principles listed below to learn more about how they apply.Leave No Trace principles:Plan Ahead and PrepareTravel and Camp on Durable SurfacesDispose of Waste ProperlyLeave What You FindMinimize Campfire ImpactsRespect WildlifeBe Considerate of Other VisitorsRegulations:Motorized equipment and equipment used for mechanical transport are generally prohibited on all federal lands designated as wilderness. This includes the use of motor vehicles (including OHVs), motorboats, motorized equipment, bicycles, hang gliders, wagons, carts, portage wheels, and the landing of aircraft including helicopters, unless provided for in specific legislation. In a few areas some exceptions allowing the use of motorized equipment or mechanical transport are described in the special regulations in effect for a specific area. Contact the agency for more information about regulations.Contact Information:INYO NATIONAL FOREST351 PACU LANESUITE 200BISHOP, CA 93514Phone: (760) 872-2400ANDRIDGECREST FIELD OFFICE300 S. Richmond Rd.Ridgecrest, CA 93555Phone: (760) 384-5400

Directions:

From Bakersfield, CA to the Ridgecrest Field Office 1.Merge onto CA-58 E via the ramp to Mojave 55.8 mi 2.Take the CA-14 exit toward Bishop/?Mojave 0.4 mi 3.Turn left onto CA-14 N/?Midland Trail 17.5 mi 4.Turn right onto Redrock Randsburg Rd 12.1 mi

  1. Continue onto Garlock Rd 8.3 mi 6.Turn left onto US-395 N 9.8 mi 7 Slight right onto US 395 Business/?S China Lake Blvd (signs for Ridgecrest) 5.1 mi 8 Turn right onto E Bowman Rd 1.2 mi
  2. Turn left onto Richmond St. Destination will be on the right 0.7 mi

    Phone:

    760-872-5000

    Email:

    jjenning@blm.gov

    Address:

    Ridgecrest Field Office 300 S. Richmond Rd. Ridgecrest, CA 93555

    Activities:

    Wilderness

    Organization:

    BLM - Bureau of Land Management

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