One of the most beautiful spots in the country, this area is very reminiscent of Yosemite, but with fewer crowds!  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

Whitney Portal is 13 miles west of Lone Pine on Whitney Portal Road.  (map)

The trails up Mt. Whitney require a permit.  We do not sell the permit — you can find information on obtaining one here.


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*Whitney Portal Road UPDATE: The protective slurry has been placed over the damaged sections of the road where the rockslide occurred. The road is currently under the standard winter closure. *Horseshoe Meadows Road UPDATE: There has been a site survey preformed and a plan is currently being developed for site stabilization and repair. *Onion Valley Road UPDATE: Road crews are anticipating beginning work this week; however the extent of the road work is currently unknown. *South Lake and Sabrina Roads UPDATE: Once an official snow measurement has been determined, the Inyo County Road Dept will be able to assess when it is safe to attempt road cleanup and/or repair work. A big thank you to everyone who has been patient – this winter has brought historic amounts of snow to the Sierra and with that, the associated rockslide road damage. Please continue to be patient as road crews do their best to get these roads cleared and safe. We will keep you updated on any new info!

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Up at Gray's Meadows Campground which is now Open upper & lower area weather is great ... See MoreSee Less

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Horseshoe Meadows Road Update from Inyo County Sheriff's Office and U.S. Forest Service - Inyo National Forest Substantial rain and snow from the atmospheric river events that took place in January and February of 2017 caused significant damage on Horseshoe Meadows Road. In one particular area, weather induced erosion has reduced the road to an unstable and unsafe single-lane. The Inyo County Road Department has inspected the road damage that can currently be accessed and is in the process of determining the scope of the project, including the time estimate involved in the required road repair. At this time repair work will involve stabilizing the roadbed, stabilizing the shoulder, and preventative measures that would reduce further erosion. Currently Horseshoe Meadows Road is under normal winter closure; however, it is important that the public is aware that this road is unsafe. As the project progresses more information will be released, including the projected opening of the road. Thank you for your patience.

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For all those folks who still haven’t seen enough live action rock blasting… You know who you are! And a big "thanks" to Caltrans District 9 for sharing this video of the Whitney Portal blasting operation.

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