LONE PINE, CA

Lone Pine Campground is located near the base of Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the continental United States, offering unparalleled views of the mountain and surrounding peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. An abundance of fishing and hiking opportunities can be found both...
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Know Before You Go
  • Hiking Mt. Whitney requires a permit and specific regulations apply; click here for more info
  • No off-road vehicles allowed in the campground
  • Campers must check-in with host upon arrival and bring their confirmation letter
  • Limit 2 vehicles or 1 RV per site
  • $5 extra vehicle fee collected at the campground
  • First-come, first-served sites may be available
  • Be bear aware; keep all food out of site in approved containers and remove all food from area after eating; do not leave food in car; always keep a clean camp and do not feed any wild animals
  • Click here for more information about Inyo National Forest
  • Click here for more info about the John Muir Wilderness
Hiking within the Inyo Wilderness requires a special permit for both day and overnight stays. These permits are managed through a limited allocation system. Please CLICK HERE if you are interested in more information on these permits.
  • Don't Move Firewood: 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.
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LONE GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC 15 0
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PINE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 21 Back-In
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PINE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 32 Back-In
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PINE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 30 Back-In
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PINE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 31 Back-In
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PINE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 26 Back-In
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PINE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 26 Back-In
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PINE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 25 Back-In
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PINE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 31 Back-In
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PINE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 30 Back-In
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PINE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 26 Back-In
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PINE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 26 Back-In
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PINE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 22 Back-In
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PINE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 50 Pull-Through
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PINE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 16 Back-In
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PINE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 26 Back-In
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PINE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 31 Back-In
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PINE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 33 Back-In
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PINE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 31 Back-In
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PINE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 40 Back-In
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PINE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 31 Back-In
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PINE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 40 Back-In
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PINE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 31 Back-In
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PINE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 40 Back-In
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PINE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 36 Back-In
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Lone Pine Campground is located near the base of Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the continental United States, offering unparalleled views of the mountain and surrounding peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

An abundance of fishing and hiking opportunities can be found both in and around Lone Pine.

Natural Features:

The campground is nestled in sagebrush alongside Lone Pine Creek. At an elevation of 6,000 feet, the location offers clear views of surrounding granite peaks. Desert wildflowers add brilliant colors to the landscape in spring.

The area is home to abundant wildlife, including black bear, mountain lions, mule deer, pine martin, pika and many species of fish and birds. This campground is especially prone to bear activity.

Recreation:

Hikers are drawn to the majestic scenery and challenging trails of the Whitney Portal area. Trails lead to the John Muir Wilderness, including Mt. Whitney, and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. The Mt. Whitney trailhead is just 7 miles away.

The less challenging National Recreation Trail connects Lone Pine Campground to Whitney Portal and its picnic area and fishing pond.

The eastern Sierras are also known for exceptional trout fishing, and anglers can access Lone Pine Creek and a nearby pond.

Facilities:

Lone Pine is especially popular for RV camping. There are also a few tent-only sites and one tent-only group site that can accommodate up to 15 guests. Campsites are arranged around a single loop and have little to no shade or privacy due to the desert landscape.

Firewood is available for purchase on-site, and showers are located 8 miles west of the campground at the Portal Store.

Nearby Attractions:

Campers can enter the John Muir Wilderness, a land of lofty snow-capped mountains, deep canyons and vast expanses of glacially carved terrain, via nearby trails. Mt. Whitney is within the wilderness area and entry is available by lottery for experienced hikers.

Booking Window

GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC

Sun Sep 07 2014 - Thu Sep 03 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Sun Sep 07 2014 - Tue Mar 03 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Apr 23 2014 Thu Oct 30 2014
Peak Thu Apr 23 2015 Thu Oct 29 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Hiking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnicking
  • Scenic Drive
  • Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Apr 23 2014 -
Oct 30 2014
WALK TO $19.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $19.00
GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $60.00
Peak Season
Apr 23 2015 -
Oct 29 2015
WALK TO $19.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $19.00
GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $60.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.59761, -118.18481
36°35'51"N, 118°11'5"W

From U.S. Highway 395 in California, travel to the town of Lone Pine. The campground is 6 miles west of Lone Pine on Whitney Portal Road.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

LONE PINE
INYO NATIONAL FOREST
LONE PINE  CA  93545

Phone Number:

Information:  (760)937-6070