Lone Pine, California

Alabama Hills Recreation Area

Lone Pine, California



Lone Pine, California
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Sites: 100
Recent Rate: $1 5/2015

Latitude: 36.5925483941118
Longitude: -118.078575979004

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • T-Mobile, Other Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers T-Mobile,Other
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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4 Reviews

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JJ & CC

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Alabama Hills Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Lots of hiking, may see some rock climbers on the week-end. Eat breakfast at Alabama Hills Café. Visit the Lone Pine Film History Museum.

Make sure you have maps of the area.

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Free

Review Count: 94
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

This is actually free camping but the website requires and amount. The overall setting of Alabama Hills is overwhelming. Amazing rock formations with Mt Whitney towering in the background. Very dark at night and very quiet. Sites can be close together or very widely spaced. We selected a long pull thru that was surrounded by huge rocks. Anyone driving by wouldn't have been able to detect our 45 foot motorhome. The large sites are few and far between so it's a game of chance for bigger rigs. Leveling appears to be an issue at all sites. We did quite a lot of jockeying and settled on sort of level. The weather was perfect in April but we were told it does get hot in the summer. The 9 rating is due to lack of any facilities, cell coverage and lots of dirt. Be prepared for sweeping if that bothers you! We would most definitely return. We camped at Alabama Hills Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

If you have a tow, it's best to park in town and drive around and find a spot. It's extremely dusty. There are lots of hidden sites so take your time looking. April was very quiet and there were few campers. We couldn't actually see anyone else from our site.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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mollym1978

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

We almost missed this jewel because the map here is wrong. Turn off of 395 due west onto Whitney Portal Road and head up the hill, into the Alabama Hills Recreational area. You will start to see the Alabama Hills, wondrous piles of rock, on either side. You will see a paved road off to your right in between the rocks called "Movie Flats". There's a big white stone there with a plaque containing information about the history of Alabama Hills. Turn right there and you can park anywhere 1.5 miles from where you first turned in throughout the park. It's all boondocking, no cell service and no Wi-Fi - but it is not to be missed and it's free. It is a magical, beautiful place, camping in among the rocks with the breathtaking view of the Sierra Nevada and Mt. Whitney. Big rigs or tent camping. Totally peaceful. Fantastic hiking or discovering by auto. The night/star photography was amazing. Would stay here forever if I could! We camped at Alabama Hills Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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SteveE

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

Note, this is dispersion camping and there is no charge. Located about 2 miles west of Lone Pine off Whitney Portal Road - on both sides of the road. One of the prettiest places we have ever camped at in our travel trailer. Scenes from over 400 movies have been shot here, so you most likely have seen it. I would camp here again. We camped at Alabama Hills Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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