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Whitney Portal Campground

Elevation: 8,000 Feet (2493.8 Meters)
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Length of Stay: 7 Nights
Maximum RV Size: 35 Feet (10.9 Meters)
Number of Sites: 43 Campsites
Number of Sites: 3 Group Campsites
Reservation Phone Number: 877-444-6777
Reservation Status: Accepted
Reservation System: National Reservation System



Whitney Portal Campground Reservations



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General Description

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.

Reservations must be made at least 5 days in advance. Mt. Whitney hiking permits required. High bear activity; bear boxes will be provided and supplies must fit the size of the bear box- 18" high, 18" deep, and 50" long. Each site must comply with this or there will be a fine up to $150. No RV dump station. No filling of holding tanks from water hydrants. No refunds are given for bad weather. No motorhomes, trailers, buses, or campers are allowed in the parking lot. If people have these conveniences they must reserve a family unit. Showers are located nearby for a fee. Customer must check in with host upon arrival. Check in with host upon arrival. Pets must be leashed. Maximum of 2 vehicles per site.

Directions: Whitney Portal is 13 miles west of Lone Pine on Whitney Portal Road.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Early May/2003 through 10-12/2003 .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
GROUP TENT SINGLE Call for Current Fee
FAMILY STANDARD SINGLE Call for Current Fee
FAMILY TENT SINGLE Call for Current Fee
FAMILY TENT WALK IN SINGLE Call for Current Fee



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Mt. Whitney, John Muir Wilderness
Yes
ICON RV Camping 35' Max
Yes
ICON Camping Whitney Portal Campground
Yes
ICON Fishing Meysan Lake
No
ICON Hiking & Walking Mt. Whitney, National RecreationTrailheads
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery Mt. Whitney Ranger District
Yes
ICON Viewing Wildlife Mt. Whitney Ranger District
Yes



More Information

Visitor Information:

Mt. Whitney Ranger Station, P.O. Box 8 , Lone Pine, CA, 93545, Phone: 760-876-6200, TTY: 760-876-6201

Links to other sites:
Campground Reservations - Reserve your campground online here with reserveamerica.com

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