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The Lights Are ON In Lone Pine!

People were dazzled by the unique color and brightness of the Americana style neon light. The bright lights of neon came to signify the bright possibilities of the electronic age, a symbol of progress. There was nothing more modern than neon. Well, there’s never been a more appropriate time to convey this shift. The Metabolic Studio received a grant to refurbish all neon signs in Lone Pine. This will not only tell visitors we’re open for business, but it will help the locals say, we mean business! So, welcome to Lone Pine, the lights are on. 

Lone Pine Businesses you can support during Covid-19

  • Retail stores are open
  • Limited capacity and mandatory mask for all staff and customers
  • Please observe social distancing requirements when queuing
  • Many stores are offering call-ahead curbside service and the ability to shop local online

Lone Pine Restaurants – are now OPEN

  • Restaurants are open for indoor and outdoor dining
  • Masks are mandatory for all staff
  • Masks are mandatory for customers when not seated at your table
  • Tables are 6′ apart
  • Group size is limited to 8 or less
  • Some restaurants are offering takeout and delivery

Lone Pine Hotels & Motels

  • Hotels are open for business
  • Expect to see health and safety signage throughout the property
  • Guests will be advised to practice physical distancing by standing at least six feet away from other groups of people not traveling with them
  • Masks are mandatory for all staff and they are screened for symptoms prior to start of their shift
  • A physical barrier, typically plexiglass, will be in place to assist in distancing between employees and guests at check-in
  • Properties will maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene throughout the hotel and will implement several enhanced protocols

Dow Villa Front Desk Covid

Safety Details. We care about you.

As we recover and begin resuming our local activities during the Covid-19 crisis, we want to ensure the safety of our visitors and locals alike. While restrictions or recommendations may change, we want to let you know that Lone Pine is striving to keep our destination a safe, healthy place to live and visit.

We care about you! Please join us in our quest to #keepInyoSafe and #keepInyoOpen

  • Face Coverings are now optional in Inyo County
  • Avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people
  • Use restaurant drive-thru, pickup, or outdoor dining options
  • Listen and follow the directions of your state and local authorities
  • If you feel sick or afraid, stay at home.
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Sneeze or cough into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow
  • Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible
  • Learn More about Local Covid-19 Testing and other Inyo County Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Are face coverings mandatory in Lone Pine?

Yes, face coverings that completely cover the nose and mouth are now mandatory in Inyo County. They must be worn in public areas including indoor or outdoor space open to the public, where consistent social distancing of at least 6 feet is not possible, reasonable or prudent. Face Covering Guidance and Information

Are the trails open to Mt. Whitney?

Yes. Mt. Whitney is continuing to increase visitor services:

  • Open: All park roads, hiking trails, viewing areas, campgrounds, Lone Pine Chamber
  • Closed: ESIA bookstores, and Interagency visitor centers
  • Online only: Whitney backcountry permits

Are trails (OHV, hiking, biking) on public lands (Bureau of Land Management) open?

Yes. All trails on BLM land are open.

Can I camp on public lands (Bureau of Land Management)?


Is Alabama Hills National Scenic Area open?

Yes, the scenic area is open to everyone.

Is Death Valley National Park open?

Yes, the park is open to everyone.

Community Resources