Whitney Portal Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Entrance to Mt. Whitney Family Campground

Part of the Whitney Portal Recreation area located 13 miles from the town of Lone Pine, California. 43 Single campsites, Some sites may be reserved in advance, while others are available on a "first-come, first-served" basis. Some parking sites up to 35' long, Firewood, fire grates, piped water, restrooms.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open.No potable water. Campfires only in the provided campfire rings.
Reservations: Reserve online at http://www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777)
Fees $24.00 per night.
Usage: Heavy
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.
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information

Directions:

From Highway 395 in Lone Pine, CA, turn west (at the stoplight) onto Whitney Portal Road and go 12.5 miles to the campground.


General Notes:

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.

For more information about traveling in bear bear country, click here...


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Location

 
  Latitude : 
36.588931

  Longitude : 
-118.232031

  Elevation : 
8,100 feet

 

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