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Whitney Portal Campground Inyo National Forest California

Whitney Portal Overview

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Whitney Portal campground has 43 campsites scattered along the banks of Lone Pine Creek and among a beautiful pine forest in the eastern Sierra Mountain range. The popular campground is a base camp for people who hike/climb Mt. Whitney (the tallest mountain in the continental United States at 14,505 feet) and other trails in the John Muir Wilderness.

The campground has drinking water and vault toilets. Firewood is also available for sale from the campground host. There is also a camp store and restaurant within a mile (located at the trailhead for Mt. Whitney).  The store also offers hot showers (for a fee). Each campsite has a table, fire ring, grate and food storage locker. The campsites are great for tents and a few can fit small trailers and RVs. Some ‘walk-in’ and group campsites are also available. Overflow parking is also available near the campground. Cell service is marginal. Your best chance for a signal is up on Whitney Portal Road.

Whitney Portal – Area Recreation

Outdoor recreation in the area includes fishing, picnicking, hiking/backpacking, horseback riding, stargazing and wildlife viewing. Bears do frequent the area so be sure to store all food in the bear-proof lockers.

Lone Pine Creek campground is just 6 miles down the road from Whitney Portal and 43 campsites. Tuttle Creek campground is a another option. It’s open year-round and has 83 campsites for tents, trailers and RVs.

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Amenities
  • BBQ Grills
  • Camp Store
  • Campfire Center
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Cell Service Poor
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian trail
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Gift Shop
  • Golden Age & Access Passports accepted
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Ice
  • Overflow Parking
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Recycling Center
  • Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
  • Showers
  • Wood
Activities
  • Backpacking
  • Bird Watching
  • Creek
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Stargazing
  • Walking Trails
  • Wilderness Area
  • Wildlife Viewing
Whitney Portal Road
Lone Pine, California
760 937-6070
Lat / Long:

36.58889, -118.22972

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Best Campsites

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Campsite Types
  • ADA
  • Group
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
# of Campsites:

44

Season:

May – October

Elevation:

8,000

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