South Lake Road Opening Status Press Release - April 2021

April 2021 – South Lake Road Opening Status Press Release

Opening of the final 1.3 miles of South Lake Road from Parchers Resort to South Lake and the Bishop Pass Trailhead has been delayed due to road damage sustained during the winter of 2020/2021.  Inyo County has secured an emergency contractor and is hoping to have the road open by early May 2021, after performing a permanent restoration of the damaged area in order to prevent future road damage.  During this period outdoor enthusiast may still park at the road closure near Parchers Resort (roadside parking for the Bishop Pass Trailhead is available along South Lake Road near Parchers Resort, but vehicles are prohibited from blocking either lane of the road to allow access for heavy equipment to make repairs) and walk/bike to South Lake and the Bishop Pass Trailhead.  As outdoor enthusiasts ourselves we understand the inconvenience caused by this closure, and we thank you for your patience as we strive to open South Lake Road as soon as possible.  

Please be mindful of parking regulations, as there will be heavy equipment traffic during construction.

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Inyo County Public Works