Monument Open Until October 31, Visitor Services Limited this Fall
Devils Postpile and the Reds Meadow Valley will be open until October 31, weather permitting. Mandatory shuttle buses will stop running after Wednesday, September 3. Visitors may experience parking congestion on weekends, so plan accordingly. More »
37-Foot Vehicle Length Restriction on the Devils Postpile Access Road
Devils Postpile has a limit of 37 feet for vehicles on the monument road. This may change during weather events, construction activities, vehicle congestion, or for safety reasons. Call or email for more information. More »
SPECIAL USE PERMITS
All permit applications must be received at least 30 days prior to your event for consideration and processsing. A special use is any activity within the monument that requires a permit, but does not involve fees paid to a commercial entity. This includes, but is not limited to the following activities:
For more information and permit applications, visit the special use permit page.
COMMERCIAL USE AUTHORIZATIONS
All permit applications must be received at least 30 days prior to your event for consideration and processsing. There is a $50 non-refundable application fee for a commercial use permit. Commercial use is any use that involves payment of a guide, tour or bus company, or any commercial entity for a service that will take place within the monument. This includes, but is not limited to the following:
For more information and permit applications, visit the commercial use authorization page.
Wilderness permits are required for all overnight stays in the backcountry.
Approved bear resistant food storage containers are required for all destinations in the Ansel Adams or John Muir Wildernesses as well as for Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks. Devils Postpile has a limited number of these available for rent for $5.00/week (7 nights), and $2/night after one week. If you need multiple bear cans, please rent them at the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center in the town of Mammoth Lakes prior to entering the Reds Meadow Valley.
Did You Know?
The 1992 Rainbow Fire, which was sparked by a lightning strike, burned 82% of Devils Postpile National Monument.