Whitney Portal Campground

Whitney Portal Campground Overview

Whitney Portal is located in the eastern Sierra, 13 miles west of Lone Pine, CA. This campground is adjacent to Whitney Creek. Roads are paved. Restrooms are provided. Firewood is available for sale. Small store with showers nearby. Popular activities include hiking and fishing. Whitney Portal is 1/2 mile from Mt. Whitney, Meysan Lake, National Recreation trailheads.

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.

  • Reservations:
  • Coordinates:
    Lat. 36.588890 / Long. -118.229720
  • Elevation:
    8,000
  • Season:
    May to October
  • Campsites:
    43
  • Toilets:
    Vault
  • Water:
    Yes
  • Hookups:
    No
  • Showers:
    Yes
  • Dump Station:
    No
  • Fire Pits:
    Yes
  • Picnic Tables:
    Yes
  • Area Features:
    Mountains, Creek, Fishing, Hiking, Backpacking, Wildlife Viewing, Horseback Riding, Photography
  • Weather:
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