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August 01, 2016
Devils Postpile Campground Will Not Open Until 2017
Due to delays in completion of a necessary waterline replacement and an emergency infrastructure repair of the wastewater system, the monument's 20 site campground will not open until the 2017 summer season.

August 01, 2016
Rainbow Falls Trail and Overlooks Open, Trail to Base of Falls Temporarily Closed to Complete Trail Work
Devils Postpile National Monument Superintendent Deanna Dulen announces the trail to base of Rainbow Falls is temporarily closed in order to complete needed trail work on the popular route to the base of the waterfall. The trail to the top of Rainbow Falls remains open, and visitors have access to the two viewpoints of the waterfall.

July 07, 2016
Devils Postpile National Monument Celebrates the National Park Service Centennial
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service with Devils Postpile National Monument! Five years after celebrating the centennial of the designation of Devils Postpile National Monument, we are celebrating another historic milestone! This summer, Devils Postpile National Monument is joining over 400 national park units from across the country to celebrate sharing America’s special places and stories for 100 years.

June 29, 2016
Devils Postpile Campground Opening Delayed During 2016 Season
Due to a necessary waterline replacement and an emergency infrastructure repair of the wastewater system, the monument’s 20 site campground opening is delayed this season.

June 16, 2016
Reds Meadow Road and Devils Postpile National Monument to Open June 18th
The Reds Meadow Road will open on Saturday, June 18th at 7:00 am. With a snow pack closer to average conditions, the seasonal opening date for 2016 is closer to an average opening date.

May 26, 2016
Devils Postpile National Monument State of the Park Report Released
As part of the National Park Service (NPS) Centennial Celebration, several goals were envisioned including conducting a comprehensive assessment of the condition of park values in a State of the Park report was a top priority.

October 17, 2015
Inyo National Forest and Devils Postpile National Monument Announce Plans for Interagency Prescribed Burning
Inyo National Forest (INF) and Devils Postpile National Monument (DEPO) will begin preparations for an interagency prescribed fire on 158 acres in the Reds Meadow Valley, Madera County, CA. The project is located east of the Devils Postpile Ranger Station and west of the Sotcher Lake Day Use Site.

June 21, 2015
Devils Postpile Campground Fee Increase
The monument’s 20 site campground is opened on June 12. The campsites in Loop B are designated for walk-ins, tents, and car camping with vehicles that do not exceed a combined length of 20 feet. A campsite will cost $20/night, and $10/night for American the Beautiful Senior and Access Pass holders.

May 20, 2015
Reds Meadow Road to Open May 22nd
Reds Meadow and Devils Postpile Road to Open May 22nd

January 30, 2015
National Park Service Completes General Management Plan for Devils Postpile National Monument
National Park Service Completes General Management Plan for Devils Postpile National Monument

November 03, 2014
Devils Postpile National Monument Proposes Campground Fee Increase
Devils Postpile National Monument proposes campground fee increase. Thirty day comment period open until December 3, 2014.

August 25, 2014
Night skies at the Minaret Vista
Join Devils Postpile rangers for a special Labor Day weekend astronomy program! Program starts at 9 pm, Sunday August, 31, at the Minaret Vista Overlook. Dress warm (jackets, blankets) and leave your head lamp at home!

August 21, 2014
Stopping the Road Presentation August 22, 2014
Join champions of the Sierra wilderness as they share their stories about stopping the trans-Sierra highway that threatened our pristine surroundings.

August 20, 2014
Devils Postpile Unmanned Aircraft Policy
Devils Postpile Compendium Updated with NPS Policy on Unmanned Aircraft

July 30, 2014
Devils Postpile National Monument Draft General Management Plan and Environmental Assessment
Devils Postpile National Monument Draft General Management Plan and Environmental Assessment, ready for public review

July 22, 2014
Night Sky Program at Minaret Vista
Join Devils Postpile rangers for an evening of night sky exploration. Sundays, 9 pm at Minaret Vista Overlook July 27, August 10 (Perseid meteor shower), August 24

July 08, 2014
Devils Postpile mourns the passing and celebrates the life of former Park Manager
Devils Postpile Mourns the Passing and Celebrates the Life of former Park Manager Wymond Eckhardt.

March 05, 2014
Pile Burning in Devils Postpile Complete
Between February 18-20, Inyo National Forest fire crews completed burning piles in Devils Postpile.

February 11, 2014
Public Notification of Lead-Impacted Surface Soils
The National Park Service would like to notify the public of the environmental work in the immediate vicinity of the potable water tank at Devils Postpile National Monument (DEPO) in Madera County, California.

December 16, 2013
Devils Postpile Reds Meadow Pile Burning Planned
Weather and air quality conditions permitting, Devils Postpile National Monument and Inyo National Forest are planning pile burning in the Devils Postpile/Reds Meadow area.

October 17, 2013
Devils Postpile National Monument Reopens to Visitors
Devils Postpile National Monument re-opens to visitors today. Visitors can access public areas and roads immediately while facilities and other public services are brought back online. Devils Postpile National Monument has been closed since October 1 due to the lapse in Congressional appropriations.

September 12, 2013
National Park Service Launches New Education Portal
Teachers in Mammoth Lakes and the Eastern Sierra have a new tool to help them engage their students in classroom and place-based learning.

August 16, 2013
Public Notification of Lead-impacted Surface Soils Project
The National Park Service would like to notify the public of the of environmental work in the immediate vicinity of the potable water tank at Devils Postpile National Monument (DEPO) in Madera County, California.

June 07, 2013
Temporary Road Closure at Devils Postpile National Monument
A road widening project will cause a temporary closure of the Devils Postpile access road from 8:30 p.m. on June 9 through Thursday June 13 at 9:00 a.m.

May 22, 2013
Shuttle Service Provides New Opportunities for Commercial Tours and Visitors in the Reds Meadow Valley
Shuttle Service Provides New Opportunities for Commercial Tours and Visitors in the Reds Meadow Valley

April 17, 2013
Volunteers and Dogs Recruited for Paw Patrol Program
Devils Postpile National Monument is recruiting volunteers and their dogs to serve in a new position called "Paw Patrol."

April 16, 2013
Reds Meadow Road Plowing to Begin Early
High temperatures combined with a light snowpack will allow for an early start to plowing area roads this spring. Cal Trans will begin plowing to the Minaret Vista at the end of April.

September 07, 2012
Fuels Reduction Work in Devils Postpile National Monument to Begin
Devils Postpile National Monument will begin mechanical fuels treatment to approximately 10-30 acres within its boundaries on September 10, 2012.

September 06, 2012
New Trail Connects Backcountry Users Safely to Trailhead
Backpackers now have a much safer way to get from the overnight hiker parking lot just outside of Devils Postpile National Monument to the Devils Postpile trailhead, which accesses the John Muir and Pacific Crest trails as well as many wilderness destinations on the Inyo National Forest.

September 03, 2012
Work to Begin for Reds Meadow Valley Wind-Fallen Tree Removal Project (Inyo National Forest)
Work to begin for Reds Meadow Valley wind-fallen tree removal project on the Inyo National Forest. This work will be in areas surrounding monument boundaries. Mechanical fuel reduction within monument boundaries will begin on September 9, 2012.

August 17, 2012
Devils Postpile Pilots Paw Patrol Volunteer Program
In an effort to reach out to its dog loving and dog walking visitors, Devils Postpile National Monument has launched a pilot program to engage local dog owners and their canine companions in the monument’s volunteer program.

June 27, 2012
Tree Removal Ceremony to be Held for Road Opener
The Forest Service, Park Service, Eastern Sierra Transit Authority, Town of Mammoth Lakes, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area and many other partners who have contributed to clean-up and repair efforts will hold a ceremony at the top of the Reds Meadow Valley Road to celebrate the safe and successful opening of the road and area recreation destinations.

June 26, 2012
Reds Meadow and Devils Postpile Roads to Open June 29
Barring unforeseen circumstances, the Reds Meadow Valley Road is now scheduled to open to the public on Friday, June 29, providing public access to Devils Postpile National Monument, Rainbow Falls, Reds Meadow Resort and recreation sites, trailheads, and campgrounds in the Reds Meadow Valley.

June 15, 2012
Pre-Holiday Opening of the Reds Meadow Road Anticipated
The US Forest Service has not yet set an opening date for the Reds Meadow Road but is optimistic that all necessary repairs and cleanup will be completed before the 4th of July holiday.

June 02, 2012
NWS Meteorologist Rhett Milne to Present About the November Forest Blowdown Event
Devils Postpile National Monument and the Inyo National Forest are pleased to host National Weather Service meteorologist Rhett Milne for a presentation on June 11, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mammoth Welcome Center Auditorium.

June 01, 2012
Devils Postpile Sets 37-Foot Vehicle Length Restriction on the Devils Postpile Access Road
In order to improve public safety and address concerns related to previous accidents and near misses on the Devils Postpile access road, Devils Postpile National Monument will be enforcing a limit of 37 feet for all vehicles or vehicle combinations (truck and trailer) on the access road.

April 26, 2012
Clearing of the Reds Meadow/Devils Postpile Road has Begun
Crews have begun the process of clearing snow, hazard trees, and other debris from the Reds Meadow Road and surrounding hillsides.

February 28, 2012
Devils Postpile and the Economy
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that nearly 100,000 visitors in 2010 spent $2,835,000 in Devils Postpile National Monument and in communities near the park. That spending supported 41 jobs in the local area.

February 09, 2012
Update on the Reds Meadow Storm Damage
Updates on the status and conditions of trails and facillities in Devils Postpile and the Reds Meadow Valley have been released. Courtesy of the Inyo National Forest.

February 03, 2012
Major Wind Event Causes Widespread Damage
Preliminary damage reports are coming in from a November 30 windstorm that caused significant damage to trails, roads, and facilities within Devils Postpile National Monument and the surrounding Reds Meadow Valley. Winter visitors to the area should use extreme caution.

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