The Eastern Sierra is truly a recreation paradise,
from the tall mountain peaks laced with lakes and streams to the valley
floors. Visitors to, and residents of, this beautiful area will find
much to enjoy. Most of the land is owned and administered by the United
States Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management.
The City of Los Angeles owns approximately 250,000
acres in Inyo County and 60,000 acres in Mono County. Much of the Owens
Valley floor is comprised of City of Los Angeles Department of Water and
Power (DWP) land. About 75% of DWP-owned land in Inyo and Mono Counties
is open to the public for such uses as fishing, hiking, hunting, nature
studies, photography, painting, and other daytime recreational uses.