A great spot for camping, backpacking, and day hikes. There are bathrooms and running water at the campground. It’s $6 bucks per night and spots are first come first serve. Horseshoe Meadows is a terrific campground for people trying to acclimatize for Mt. Whitney and is about a 45 min drive to the Whitney Portal. Horseshoe Meadow has two major trailheads (Cottonwood Lakes and Cottonwood Pass) providing access to areas such as the Golden Trout Wilderness, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park, and the John Muir Wilderness.
Suggested hikes: Mt.Langley, Cottonwood Lake and Long Lake via Cottonwood Lakes and New Army Pass Trail, Horseshoe Meadows to Mount Whitney and Whitney Portal Trailhead via New Army Pass, Horseshoe Meadow Trail