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 Open: Whitney Portal; Horseshoe Meadow Road; Onion Valley Road.
Roads Closed: Monache Meadow Road.
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)


Visitor Centers

Areas for Visitor Centers at Mt. Whitney Ranger District


Areas for Picnicking at Mt. Whitney Ranger District

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities



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