27 Jul, 16

The Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association has eleven locations throughout the Eastern Sierra

Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center

The Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center and ESIA Discovery Store is located 1/2 mile (.8 km) north of Lee Vining, California, on U.S. Highway 395,

Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center

                                                                              The Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center is located one mile (1.6 km) off U.S. Highway 395 on State Route 203, at the entrance to the town of Mammoth Lakes, California.

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center

                                                                                     The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center and ESIA bookstore is open seasonally as weather and road conditions allow: mid May through October.

Eastern Sierra Visitor Center at Lone Pine

                                                                                          The Eastern Sierra Visitor Center and ESIA bookstore is located one mile (1.6 km) south of Lone Pine, California, at the junction of U.S. Highway 395 and State Route 136.

More About ESIA

About ESIA

 Who We Are

ESIA was established in the early 1970's to help the Inyo National Forest provide information and interpretive programs for the public. We now operate eleven bookstores in five Inyo National Forest Visitor Centers, five Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Ranger Stations, and one Tahoe National Forest Ranger Station.   Proceeds from these operations support numerous public land management agency and other priority projects and programs.


Photo Gallery

Here you can find a spectacular collection of images of the Eastern Sierra. ESIA's many locations not only span some of the most picturesque viewpoints, but are also adjacent to a few of our Nation's most treasured National Parks. Enjoy browsing through our collection and get inspired for your next trip to the Eastern Sierra.

Plan Your Trip to the Eastern Sierra

Thinking of visiting the Eastern Sierra? Re-visiting some of your favorite Eastern Sierra locations? This helpful regional map and planning guide will show you new areas to explore or point out some places you didn't get to last time you were here.


A collection of helpful links to other sites in the ESIA area:



ESIA Forum

A terrific way to keep up on what others are doing in the Eastern Sierra.