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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Updated Conditions for Inyo County Mountain Roads The Inyo County Road Dept team has been working extremely hard to clear mountain roads before fishing opener. Due to historic snowpack in the Sierra, this year has proven to be quite challenging. However, as of this week there are some new open roads! Upper Rock Creek, above Tom’s Place – CLOSED- Mono County Road was going to begin snow removal operations the week of April 17th, however, due to challenging snow conditions this has not been possible. Inyo will not be able to access and estimate the snow removal timeline for the last mile of Rock Creek Rd. in Inyo County until the week of May 15th. Pine Creek Rd. – OPEN- No restrictions Sabrina Rd., - OPEN - We have cleared and will maintain two lane access to the lake parking lot, parking is limited at Sabrina Lake. The road will still be ICY at times – so drive cautiously. North Lake Rd. – CLOSED- Due to the narrow and hazardous sections of road, there are no immediate plans to open North Lake Rd., conditions will be monitored and reassessed May 8th. South Lake Rd. – CLOSURE MOVING- Effective Friday (4/28) at 4:30pm, the closure will move to Parchers Resort and Pack Station. There will be limited parking available there, and ICY conditions. Walking access will be from there to South Lake. Glacier Lodge Rd. -OPEN- No restrictions Onion Valley Rd. – OPEN, Effective Friday (4/28) at 4:30pm. expect ICY conditions at times. Whitney Portal Rd. – OPEN, Effective Friday (4/28) at 4:30pm. Horseshoe Meadows Rd. – CLOSED- Due to road structural damage and rockslides; Inyo County is in the process of emergency opening repairs, we are anticipating limited access mid-June, depending on conditions. Nine Mile Rd. – OPEN – No restrictions. Please anticipate limited parking at higher elevations due to snow, so plan ahead. And remember that road conditions can change based on the weather so stay up to date. You may see road workers, please be courteous! *pictures are of South Lake (taken this week)

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This is how far you can get on Onion Valley Rd going up to campground and trail. ... See MoreSee Less

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CHP - Coastal Division Air Operations
Mt. Whitney Portal Campground shared CHP - Coastal Division Air Operations's Mount Whitney Rescue.
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On Saturday the crew of H-70 performed a high-altitude rescue of a climber injured by an avalanche along the Mountaineers Route to Mount Whitney. The climber was safely flown to Lone Pine Airport where he was transferred to the care of an ambulance crew. Compliments to the crew for their excellent work in such a technically-challenging environment. The victim and his family are grateful for your public service.

Drove up to Onion Valley stopped at signs blocking rd didn't want to drive any more up Rd. ... See MoreSee Less

Things are looking good in the campground was up there today will start working on cleaning up around campground. ... See MoreSee Less