Area Status: Closed
Part of the Whitney Portal Recreation area located 13 miles from the town of Lone Pine, California. Some sites may be reserved in advance, while others are available on a "first-come, first-served" basis. Firewood, fire grates, piped water, restrooms, accessible.
At a Glance
To reserve campsites, call 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or go to http://www.recreation.gov .
||High bear activity; bear boxes are provided and must be used (box dimensions typically 18"x18"x50")
||Lone Pine, CA
Located on Whitney Portal Road, 12.5 miles west of the town of Lone Pine, California. From center of Lone Pine, turn west at the stoplight.
Traveling in Bear Country
Historically, there has been a high level of bear activity in the Mt. Whitney area. A bear-proof locker is located at each site at Mt. Whitney Family Campground. All food and scented items must be stored in the lockers. All trash must be disposed of in the bear proof trash receptacles. Do not store food, trash or scented items in your vehicle.
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