Serving the community of Swall Meadows in Mono County California, Wheeler Crest Fire Protection District provides fire protection and First Responder medical care to it's over two hundred residents as well as neighboring communities, the heavily traveled Hwy 395, and thousands of acres of wildland.
About Swall Meadows
Swall Meadows is located in southern Mono County, California. The community is residential, including second homes and a volunteer fire department, with no commercial development. Geographically, it sits partway up the Sherwin Grade below the Wheeler Crest of the eastern Sierra Nevada, at an elevation range of approximately 6,000 to 7,000 feet. It is in pinon-juniper/subalpine zone habitat, with views south along the Sierra Crest of Mt. Tom, and east across Owens Valley to the White Mountains toward Nevada. It is accessed from "old 395", or Lower Rock Creek Road. Swall Meadows is approximately 20 miles north of Bishop and 25 miles south of Mammoth Lakes. It is also well known in the area as an important deer migration route for the Round Valley mule deer population.
On February 6, 2015 Swall Meadows was ravaged by the Round Fire. More information can be found here.