The Whitney Portal campground is located at the 8,000-foot elevation in the eastern Sierra Mountain range. It has approximately 43 sites including some tent-only sites & two group sites (up to 15 people each). The main attraction is that it is the jumping off point for hiking Mt. Whitney (the tallest mountain in the Continental United States). Other attractions include: fishing, picnicking, hiking/backpacking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing. Season: May - October.