13 Parks near Aberdeen, California
Sep 2009 - $5.00
A BLM primitive campground a couple of miles west of Highway 395 and 13 miles south of Big Pine. Fill-up with water before coming here because there is no drinking water at the campground. There are no restrooms. Ideal dry camping boondocking with scenic views of the Sierras and White Mountains. The campground has many nearly leveled sites to accommodate the longer RV. Some sites have shade provided by a cottonwood tree and most have a table and barbeque grill. The campground road is paved and the camp sites are packed sand. While we were there the campground was nearly empty except for a long term RV camper and a campground care taker. It is best to camp away from the care taker who is some what odd and plays country western music very loud. For five dollars a night it’s a great deal with a pleasant cold water creek and panoramic views. We will likely return again. - James Barr
Sep 2013 - $10.00
This is a small little maintained campground about 2 miles north of Independence. The electrical grid within the campground is in need of repair and has been turned off. A tribe member mentioned that they will need to raise funds in order to repair the electrical grid but does not know when that will happen. Almost all of the sites have water and 8 sites have sewer. The location of the water spigot and sewer are different at each location. There is a dump station to the right of the casino and is free if you stay in the campground. Otherwise it will cost $10. The outer loop road has recently been re-paved. The interior road is asphalt. Some sites are on packed gravel, others on loose dirt while others have a combination of both. All of the sites are not leveled, some more then others. The sites are not clearly marked. There is a camp host but we only saw her once during our 3 days there. The bathroom was not well maintained while we were there. There are 3 showers per gender. The campground does not have Wi-Fi but our Verizon air card and cell phone worked will here. There was very little noise from US-395. Within the travel plaza, there is a stand alone grille located to the left of the store. Ask the clerk for a menu. Within 24 mile radius you can visit Big Pine, Independence, Manazar, and Lone Pine. This campground is in a great location, too bad that it is not well maintained. Also note that the cost of fuel is the lowest we found traveling on US-395. Since there is no electricity, all sites now cost $10. Given the price and location, we would come back here again. - adsaxs
Oct 2013 - $15.00
We camped one night at this County Park. It is located on Market Street one mile west of town. Campground is on a lightly travelled highway and the sites are back-in and can accommodate up to 25' rigs. A stream runs through the park and a small bridge leads to the back half of the park where freestyle camping is available. Restroom consisted of a two seat vault toilet. Each site was tree lined and unpaved and overall this is a very small and quiet park. No host and an iron ranger is available. Sites are on the short side and I would not recommend any rigs larger than 25' even try to enter. Road is rough getting in and there is no turn around. We would camp here again. - Greggo
Jul 2012 - $16.00
This is a forest service campground with few facilities. About half the sites have a great view of the Owens valley in direction of Lone Pine, half are closer to the creek and have shade. The Gray's Meadow (lower) campground is tiny but can accommodate trailers and has a few sites with shade and view. Verizon cell reception in both campgrounds is possible. I got 3G but no bars with just my phone making things very slow, with external antenna it's quite OK. - TvE
Jul 2007 - $16.00
This is a Forest Service campground with shaded sites near the creek and upper sites with a spectacular view of the Owens Valley. Most sites are small, but there are a few big enough for a 30 -- 40 ft. motor home - noyes10
Sep 2014 - $19.00
CAUTION! The Reservations.gov site lists some sites can accommodate a 40' RV. There is even a Pull-Thru that we reserved that was long enough but had a 2' decline in 40'. The issue with this campground is the road and the rocks they placed next to it. It is extremely tight and you will be lucky to get through without damage. Don't tow anything and don't get here at night. Forest Service CC, clean and great for tents or small RV <30'. Stream to fish and miles of mountain trails. Next to Mt. Whitney in the Sierras. - Boxcar48
Jun 2013 - $20.00
This is a basic, Forest Service campground. Each site has a relatively flat, paved parking pad, a well kept picnic table, a bear box for food storage, a fire pit, and a BBQ. There is relatively little shade. (This wasn't a problem in early June, but it could be in July or August.) The sites were very spacious and well set up. Dogs are welcome, but be aware that there are rattlesnakes in the area. There are a number of bear proof garbage containers in the campground, and a recycling center for glass, plastic, and cans near the entrance. The best part of this campground is the excellent view of Mt. Whitney and the High Sierras. There is also a trail leading from the campground to Whitney Portal. We were absolutely enchanted by this little gem. We hope to be able to stay here again. - roadie gal
May 2016 - $14.00
Small CG straddling small stream from aqueduct under scattered tree canopy .8 mile easy walk to town. Vault toilet, threaded potable water point at toilet, some fire rings & picnic tables. Just outside Alabama Hills, great view of Mt Whitney & Sierra Nevada. On Tuttle Creek Road just off Whitney Portal Road. Camping stay is limited to 15-days at any one campground in any six-week period. A 30 day camping permit is available to people 55 years of age and older, or the disabled from Inyo County Parks and Recreation. Pets welcome on leash. - readontheroad
Oct 2016 - $1.00
This is BLM land with lots of area to camp in all kinds of units. The views are great and the mountains are beautiful. We were able to find a spot, in a 40' rig, where our ATT MIfi worked well. The area can get busy on weekends so the further out you camp the less activity. We found this to be a great place to unwind. - illini777
Oct 2016 - $1.00
Camping was free but this site requires you put a number in, hence the $1. Fantastic dry camping. Must take your time getting to most campsites as roads are dirt & can be a little rough. Our campsite had a fantastic view of Mt. Whitney out the front window. If you want views & lots of open space this is the place. Once camped any type car can get around the entire area on the numerous dirt roads.. Lots to see & do in the area. Had stayed once before & look forward to returning again. - Ketelhut
May 2015 - $1.00
Dry/dispersed camping at it's best! The views are excellent! Pick out a spot that has been previously camped at, and enjoy. The site of many old cowboy western films, plus one of my favorites......."Tremors"! To get to Alabama Hills,Take Whitney Portal Road at traffic light in Lone Pine, drive 2.5 miles to Movie Road, turn right, and when you get off of the pavement, start looking for a camping spot. We drove about 1.5 miles on Movie road, turned left at the "Y" for our camping spot. Movie road and some of side roads are dusty and bumpy, so use caution. - JJ & CC
Nov 2016 - $3.00
Gorgeous location! The speed bumps (4) on the entrance road were so large that it may be a problem for some vehicles, but we managed OK. The pit toilets were as clean as possible, in good shape. Many of the sites are not level. Half the park was closed, probably to minimize maintenance since it was far from full. Picnic tables and fire pits were appreciated. No potable water available when we were there, and the dump station was closed; I believe both of those issues were related to the off-season. - SLOman
Oct 2016 - $10.00
This is a BLM park with a dump station, trash containers and potable water. The sites are various sizes with some fairly level and some not. The roads getting into the park are asphalt. Our ATT WIFI worked well from our site. We enjoyed great mountain views and sunsets from the campground. This area was not busy and very quiet. - illini777
Sep 2016 - $5.00
Tuttle Creek Campground is a beautiful, rustic campground set in the Alabama Hills at the foot of the Whitney Mountain Range of the Sierras. It is a bare-bones facility - no hookups of any kind - but the 360` views make it worth being disconnected for awhile. I think most if not all sites have picnic tables and fire pits, and all of them are extremely spacious.
I just changed some of the basic information about the park: I added that this park DOES have big rig access. We're currently camped here in a 43' motorhome with a tow car and dolly and we have plenty of room in our space. As we toured all the loops of the campground yesterday, we counted at least 6 other sites we could have comfortably fit into. However, leveling can be an issue... there are probably a dozen sites or more that are long enough for bigger rigs but not level enough to stay in comfortably, but finding one that meets all your needs is just a matter of driving around a bit.
According to the ranger who came through here yesterday, the campground is rarely full - even in peak season. But there are a lot of day / tent campers here and they often take up the biggest sites with the smallest equipment, so even at only 50% capacity there may not be any big sites left.
Once you're here you'll marvel at the views. The sunrises and sunsets can be spectacular, and a short drive down Whitney Portal Road takes you to Movie Flat Road from which you can access some of the most beautiful topography on earth... and TONS of boondocking options as well, though very few for larger rigs.
Tuttle Creek Campground is clean, quiet, extremely inexpensive and pretty easy to access. There is a paved one-lane road into the park and they have very tall, angled speed bumps, but go slow and everything will be just fine. - Wryly Blithe
May 2016 - $14.00
Diaz Lake was a stopover on our way south via US 395. This is a county park operated by Inyo County. No hook-ups. Popular lake. Lots of sites. Some sites in trees. We drove around the lake and had a spot overlooking the lake. Some wind came up. Was a good stopover spot. Probably busy on weekends. We were going to camp at a USFS site out of Lone Pine, but road construction sent us to Diaz Lake. - Al Z
Feb 2016 - $14.00
What a find! OK, if you only stay at 10 10 fancy resorts, this is not for you as it is totally dry camp owned by Inyo County. But if you want an easy access for all size RVs in a gorgeous setting, it is wonderful. Camping is on the opposite side from the road, so the lake is on one side and the snow covered Sierras on the other, including Mt. Whitney. Most sites have picnic tables and you pay at a self service kiosk when you enter (cash or credit). Another county park near Lone Pine is Portage Joe which could handle a few large rigs. NFS Lone Pine is at a higher altitude (probably great in the summer but much colder in February) and not recommended for mid - large RVs. Tuttle Creek (BLM) is closed in winter. - BandD
Feb 2015 - $10.00
This is a county operated park that is slowly getting better. All sites are dry and you take any site that is open. It's quiet here in February and the price is very reasonable for a waterfront site. This place is probably a zoo during the summer though! - SKP
Oct 2016 - $39.00
We stayed 3 nights to see some of the sights in the area. The park is right off HWY 395 several miles South of Lone Pine. HWY 395 is a 4 lane divided highway so getting into the park South bound requires crossing the North bound lanes. The interior roads are paved. Some tight turns and tree encroachment posed a challenge to maneuver larger RV's.
The sites are a mixture of back-ins and pull thrus. The parking pads are irt/sand. The P/T sites were long enough to say connected to a toad or wide enough to park 2 vehicles abreast. Sites had sufficient room for opening slides. Park built on a slope. This park didn't understand the simple concept of the importance of a flat, level site as the sites seemed to have a bi-directional pitch. The parking pad in our site had a swale so it was difficult to get level. Distance and sandy areas establish privacy between the sites. They have full hook ups - water, electricity (50/30/20 AMP), & sewer. But the surge protector revealed the LI & Neutral leads were reversed. The sewer connection was on the uphill side of the site and stood above ground making it difficult to establish a downhill flow. There was a small wooden outside table and a fire pits
There were quite a few trees scattered throughout the park so satellite reception would be dependent upon your site. The park brochure showed 12 cable channels but no mention of any broadcast channels. Didn't try to get any broadcast channels. The park provided WiFi was slow. It wouldn't load pages. It was password protected. Our Verizon WiFi hotspot worked well. Didn't try the NET10 phone so don't know about cell phone reception.
There was one designated fenced pet areas with a sandy surface located in middle of the park. There were bag dispensers and collection stations for waste in the fenced pet area. There was sufficient area to walk dogs along the park's roads.
We would probably stay here again if traveling through the area as there are not a lot of choices. - bsb814
Oct 2016 - $38.00
Simply put: The folks running this campground could not have been more helpful. Long story, short: we had a package which should have been delivered during our stay. It wasn't. They not only got the package but forwarded it on to us at no charge. Thanks again!
The park was clean and quiet with level spots for a 40' coach, and good working utilities. The dog park was huge so the dog had lots of exercise. - illini777
Oct 2016 - $38.00
We stayed here with a group. The staff was very helpful and went out of there way for us. Only reason not a 10, was pool closed.
Will be going back again. - wjminc