The Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor Center is located at the junction of US Highway 395 and State Route 136, one mile south of Lone Pine. This unique facility provides a regional orientation and information program to visitors traveling to the Eastern Sierra Nevada and Northern Mojave Desert. At this location, one can view the highest peak in the “lower 48 states” - Mt Whitney - or plan a trip to the largest national park in the “lower 48 states” - Death Valley - with the lowest elevation in the western hemisphere. Passes and permits are required for some public land activities and are available at the Visitor Center . The Discovery Bookstore within the visitor center provides a comprehensive selection of titles and an extensive selection of maps and guides for the region.