Whitney Portal Campground is in a prime location in Inyo National Forest within the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains at the base of Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the continental United States. With hiking trails to Mt. Whitney and the John Muir Wilderness less than a mile away, the campground is a popular home base for hikers, as well as family, RV and tent campers who wish to explore the area’s activities and enjoy unparalleled scenery.
Be bear aware; keep all food out of sight in approved containers. Fine up to $150 for campers who do not comply. Remove all food from area after eating, and do not leave food, trash or scented items in car. Always keep a clean camp, and do not feed any wild animals.
No RV dump station, and no filling of holding tanks from water hydrants. No motorhomes, trailers, buses or campers permitted in the parking lot; if you have these vehicles, you must reserve a family unit. Customers must check-in with host upon arrival. Maximum 2 vehicles per site; extra vehicle fee collected at the campground. Some sites may be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Permits to hike into the Mt. Whitney Zone are separate from campground reservations. Protect California’s forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.
- Fire Pit
- Food Locker
- Picnic Table
- Potable Water