Located near Westgard Pass and White Mountain Road, three seperate large group sites are popular with academic institutions for geology field trips. Surounded by Pinyon and Juniper, Camp Nelson, Camp Noren, and Camp Ferguson all have shade ramada’s, campfire ring, picnic table, and vault toilets. These sites are dry, the nearest water source is Big Pine.
At a Glance
||Use is by reservation only. Call (760) 873-2500.
||Fee varies by number of people/site $25- $35 per night
- No water at site.
- Camp Noren is $25 / up to 25 people
- Camp Ferguson is $25 / up to 35 people
- Camp Nelson is $35 / up to 50 people
||Big Pine, CA - 12 Miles away
||No piped water. No natural water sources.
||White Mountain Visitor Center 760-873-2500
From Big Pine go east on Highway 168 aproximately 11.5 miles and turn left into the campground entrance. The junction of 168 and White Mt Road (to the bristlecone's) is about 1/2 mile beyond the campground entrance.
Highway 168 is narrow and steep. RV’s and large vehicles should note a section of the road is a single lane with very limited visibility. Technically uphill traffic has the right of way, but everyone should be prepared to stop and back up to the last wide spot if necessary.
Note: This is a remote area with limited cell phone coverage. You need to be prepared to be self-sufficient. The nearest source for food, water, or fuel is Big Pine, CA.