Mt. Whitney Trailhead Campground
Located in the "Ravine" on the east side of the overflow parking lot at Whitney Portal, all campsites are walk-in. Camping is not allowed in the parking lot. Sites have flat tent pads and bear proof food lockers. Restrooms are located at the parking lot. No water. One night stay limit.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Closed for the season.|
|Reservations:||No reservations, register at campground sign in hiker parking lot.|
|Fees:||$18.00 per night.|
|Restrictions:||Active bear area, bear boxes are provided and must be used (typical bear box size 48" x 30" x 36").|
|Closest Towns:||Lone Pine, CA|
|Water:||Water system is shut off.|
|Passes:||Interagency America the Beautiful Senior and Access passes and Golden Age and Golden Access passes are accepted for half priced camping. Follow the instructions on the bulletin board at the campground entrance or see the camp host.|
|Information Center:||Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor Center (760) 876-6200|
From Highway 395 in Lone Pine, CA, turn west (at the stoplight) onto Whitney Portal Road. The campground is approximately 12 miles from Lone Pine. Park in the "Overflow" parking lot at Whitney Portal.
Traveling in Bear Country
Historically, there has been a high level of bear activity in the Mt. Whitney area. Bear-proof lockers are located in the parking area at Mt. Whitney Trailhead 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.
For more information about traveling in bear bear country, click here...
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