BLM temporarily limits road access at Wild Willy Hot Springs due to road construction project

Road to Hot Springs filled with cars

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office and the Mono County Public Works Department will be rerouting Wild Willy’s Hot Spring access road in Long Valley from Aug. 8-10 to improve public safety and visibility. Motorists should expect delays at the entrance on Aug. 8 and no vehicle access from Aug. 9-10. Visitors can still enjoy access to the hot springs by foot.

“On busy days, hundreds of vehicles travel on the dirt road leading to this popular destination,” says Acting Field Manager Jeff Starosta. “Our partnership with Mono County is key to our ability to maintain both the recreational access and the natural values that make this area a special place to visit.”

The new road entrance is being moved approximately 400 feet to the southwest of its current location off Benton Crossing Road. The BLM and Mono County are working together to mitigate the risk of vehicle collisions on Benton Crossing Road and ensure that motorists have the proper distance to safely access and depart Wild Willy’s Hot Springs.

As stewards, the BLM manages public lands for the benefit of current and future generations, providing opportunities for outdoor recreation and shared conservation stewardship in pursuit of the agency's multiple-use mission. For more information, please contact the Bishop Field Office at 760-872-5000, or

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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