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Lone Pine, California

Tuttle Creek Campground

Lone Pine, California



Lone Pine, California
Phone: (760) 872-5008

Sites: 83
Recent Rate: $5 9/2016

Latitude: 36.566650142475
Longitude: -118.12362670898

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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) no
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers no
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $5.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 5.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral yes
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • 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
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • 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 no
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-stream Waterfront Waterfront yes-stream
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

11 Reviews

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $5.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Tuttle Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

For such a tiny town, Lone Pine has a large assortment of restaurants and bars, most of which I'm told are at least 3-stars or better.

The views from Movie Flat Road are breathtaking... don't miss it.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $3.00
Overall Rating:      

Tuttle Creek Campground is a very scenic campground for dry camping located in the high desert East of the Sierra Nevada Mountains at the base of Mount Whitney, and about 4 miles West of the small town of Lone Pine.

The campground's highlight view is looking towards the West at the tall snow capped Sierra Nevada Mountains. Looking south is a view of the Owens Valley and Owens Lake, and to the east is the Inyo Mountains, often prettily sunlight in the evening as the sun says goodbye for the day. The campsites are amongst sagebrush and sandy dry earth. Lizards are abundant, and an occasional Jack Rabbit or squirrel may be sighted. The water flowing in Tuttle Creek can be clearly heard at night whenever the wind is mild. When the winds were strong, and weather hot, sitting in the shade with the wind blowing was a pleasant way to spend some time. The local area is where many historical western movies were filmed to utilize the dramatic scenery as background. Towards Lone Pine and north of the campground is the film location known as Alabama Hills. You drive through the visually impressive hills on the way to the campground. There is a nice film museum in Lone Pine focused on the western films.

$5 per day, dry camping: no electric or water at the sites. There is potable water available at water spigots within campground. There is a dump station, $5 fee. Also, there are basic pit toilet bathrooms. We found our RV levelling blocks useful, as the site had a bit of slope.

To get to Tuttle Creek Campground when heading North on US Route 395 we turned left onto Whitney Portal Road, and then followed the signs to the campground. The campground roads were sufficiently smooth when speed was slow.

--Will

Happy Travels ... hope the information is helpful. We camped at Tuttle Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Lone Pine, Film Museum in Lone Pine

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $3.00
Overall Rating:      

BLM Campground with developed sites along Tuttle Creek. Near to the small town of Lone Pine, market, gas stations, restaurants, etc. Great views including snow capped Mount Whitney. Water available and a Dump for additional $5. We camped at Tuttle Creek Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Laundromat in town. Prices at the store and restaurants are a little pricy. There is a McDonald's and Carl's Jr. The Totem restaurant was good as was the Alabama Hills Cafe and Bakery.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $3.00
Overall Rating:      

Price reflects Senior Pass. All the previous comments are true about this campground. The views blew us away...plus the wind. Campground sits out in the open, so for two days we had lots of wind day and night. Word of caution about driving into park. They have 5 major speed bumps, wide and high. A couple were on an angle so we had to go really slow over each one and shook up the rig with the side to side action. Also we took the Lubken Canyon Rd off Hwy 395 to get to park.... DON'T take this road if you have more than a small vehicle pulling a small trailer. It also narrows down to a one way road (just wide enough for our motorhome) going through a ranch. We camped at Tuttle Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

There is a great Movie Film Museum in town that was great. Lots of movies were filmed in this area and the museum had some great items to enjoy. Also go to the Manzanar National Monument just north of town. Very moving museum about the encampment of Japanese there during WWII.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $5.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice, beautiful scenery of Mt. Whitney and Owens Valley. Verizon cell reception 3 plus bars (if you have data plan, internet here as well) at elevation of 5000 ft. Spacious campsites. Dry camping, relaxing sounds of nearby creek. We will stay again! We camped at Tuttle Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 59
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $5.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an outstanding BLM campground with water and a dump ($5 fee), both of which were closed as of Nov. 5th. Being older, our Senior Pass reduced the campground fee to $2.50, no discount on dump. I almost felt guilty. The scenery is spectacular! The campground is at the base of the Sierras to the west (by base, I mean within spitting distance.) Owen Lake shimmers off to the east. Our Verizon MiFi receives a strong signal and even our TMo cell phone has service. Lots of tent and car campers this week, but the spaces are dispersed enough to avoid crowding. We camped at Tuttle Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $5.00
Overall Rating:      

If you read what this campground is before coming up here, then you have to rate it a 10. No amenities, but they do have water at a central location and a dump station at the entrance. The views are spectacular, sites level enough and large enough for any MH. We have a 30' Class A but saw a number of 38' up here. No problem. We unhooked the Jeep before coming up the smooth dirt road but you don't need to. They even have 3-4 pull throughs. We were apprehensive, never been here before. But this is great and this place is able to accommodate MH's to about 38' or so. We camped at Tuttle Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 115
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: March, 2011 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a Bureau of Land Management Campground. There is no potable water. Lone Pine, the closest town, is approximately 5 ½ miles away. There were clean vault toilets through out the camp ground loops. Each site had well defined dirt parking pad, a picnic table and a fire pit. We camped in a 30 foot travel trailer. I stayed in site 72. The dirt parking area was about 60 feet long and about 14 feet wide. I need four boards to raise the down hill wheels of my trailer, six inches, so I could level my 30 foot travel trailer. Tuttle Creek was about 15 yards behind my site. There were cattle that came into the campground. The access off Horse Shoe Meadow Road is a narrow windy asphalt road with 4 speed bumps. You have to look ahead since the road is so narrow, two RV’s would be unable to pass unless one of them uses one of the pull offs along the road. The campground roads are dirt and you have to pick spots to let on coming traffic pass. The dirt roads were so soft I had to use 4X4 to stop spinning my tires when I started towing my trailer from a dead stop. The views from this park are phenomenal. The stars at night were unbelievably clear. This is great camp ground to use as a base to see other attractions in the area. We camped at Tuttle Creek Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $5.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful setting in the shadow of Mount Whitney and the Alabama Hills. Fishing is awesome in the Tuttle Creek. You have to fish it like a snake looks for food, in every little hole but there are some beautiful wild trout to be found. The is a BLM campground. We camped at Tuttle Creek Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 53
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $5.00
Overall Rating:      

This is primitive dry camping as there is no potable water, nor is there a dump station. Shade trees are few and far between. Access road has been paved and the speed limit is 10 MPH with at least 3 speed bumps along the way. Bring your levelers as the sites are NOT level, but they are nicely spaced apart. The camp host was very visible, the campground clean, and the area very quiet. Some fish in the creek. Views of Mt. Whitney and the Sierras were spectacular. All in all, not a bad primitive, dry camping experience. We camped at Tuttle Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 60
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: October, 2008 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

Dirt access road is very bumpy. Sites are not very level. There's no shade, and campground can get very hot in the summer. It's at 5000 feet in the Owens Valley. But it's very quiet, and the views of the nearby Sierra are wonderful. And the price is right. We camped at Tuttle Creek Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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