Mt. Whitney Ranger District


Mount Whitney Zone

The Mt. Whitney Ranger District is the southernmost district in the Inyo National Forest. On its western edge is Mt. Whitney, highest point in the contiguous United States. The district extends from the crest of the Sierra Nevada to the Inyo Mountains.  Recreation activities include hiking, fishing, climbing, horse riding, and more.

More Information for Mt. Whitney Ranger District

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Roads closed: Whitney Portal closed at lower gate; Horseshoe Meadow road closed at upper gate.
Roads open: Onion Valley, Foothill Road, Division Creek.
Eastern Sierra Visitor Center Closed
Open Season: undefined - undefined
Information Center: Eastern Sierra Visitor Center  760-876-6200

General Information

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Campground Guide - Lone Pine and Independence Area (pdf)

Campground Guide - Horseshoe Meadow (pdf)


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Horse Riding & Camping

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Outdoor Learning

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Areas & Activities


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