9.5 Excellent
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Alabama Hills Recreation Area

Lone Pine, California


Whitney Portal Road
Lone Pine, California 93545
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Sites: 100
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 36.59255
Longitude: -118.07858

Elevation: 3874' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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6 Reviews

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

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

Value
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Surface
Dirt
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight, Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 231
States Visited: 45
Helpful Reviews: 39

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

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

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 9

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.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Sand

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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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Review Count: 185
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 35

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.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

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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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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