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Tuttle Creek Campground

Lone Pine, California


Lone Pine, California 93545
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Sites: 83
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 36.56665
Longitude: -118.12363

Elevation: 4980' (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 no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms no
  • Showers Showers no
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp yes
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault yes
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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17 Reviews

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

After stopping to pickup a pay envelope, we unhooked our 40' MH, and made a tour of the area. As others have noted, there are both back-in, (we actually selected such but used it as a pull forward with an outstanding view of the landscape), and there are some pull-thru. Rocks, boulders and low vegetation are everywhere. The highlight is Mt. Whitney and the Sierra Nevada Range. Were were there in late June and snow was still visible along the top and canyons of the range. Daytime temps climbed into the high 90+, but the night temps were 25 to 30 degrees cooler. The night sky is a wonder to see all of the stars since there is next to nil in light to distract from the view. We camped at Tuttle Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Visit the town's Visitor Center. Of great joy was a trip along Movie Road. Hundreds of films, mainly Westerns, were filmed in this location. Visit the Film Museum in Lone Pine. Drive 7 miles north and visit the Manzanar National Historic Site. During the WWII, it served as an Interment camp for 10,000 Japanese - an overwhelming portion were US citizens. It is a sobering reminder of that past history. Well worth the visit. For a wonderful breakfast/lunch get to the Alabama Cafe - best baked goods and egg dishes around. The cafe was filled with locals and many hikers speaking in a variety of languages.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

If you are into boondocking, this is the perfect place to stay. Located in the foothills just below Mount Whitney, the campground has potable water and a dump station! The views in this campground are absolutely stunning and in May the river running through the campground is full creating a wonderful soundscape for the campers. This is a great place if you just want to get away for a couple days of quiet. One nice feature is it's just a five minute drive into the town of Lone Pine. We camped at Tuttle Creek Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
55
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 72
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $7.00
Overall Rating:

This is a nice BLM campground for exploring the eastern Sierra Nevada from. It's dry camping and in the winter no water or dump station either. It's clean, quiet and the sites are spacious. The views of the Sierra are amazing. The speed bumps coming in were no problem for our 43' rig if you take them slow. Verizon signal was a couple of bars. We'll definitely stay here again. We camped at Tuttle Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 104
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 27

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $5.00
Overall Rating:

The views from this campground are stunning. This campground is on BLM land and is dry camping. There is a kiosk at the entrance to the campground where you complete a form with your site number and drop the fee envelope. There is a dump station on site and potable water is available at several spigots in the campground. There are pit toilets, but no showers. The campground is big rig friendly, but be mindful of the rocks that are near the entrance to or alongside some of the sites. There are sites of various sizes, both pull-thrus and back-ins (or pull in forward). Sites have a picnic table and fire ring. Some sites offer shade, others offer full sun. Verizon data and cell coverage were fine. The only negative about this park is that there are 5 speed bumps on the asphalt road leading to/from the campground. As others have mentioned, we drove slowly over them and didn't have a problem, but the speed bumps are jarring. The road leading to/from the campground is a bit narrow in some places, but there are several pull offs where one can stop and let others pass. Once you arrive at the campground, all interior roads are dirt and bumpy in places. We would stay again if passing through the area. We camped at Tuttle Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Site 21 is a pull through, but it is very unlevel, at least for larger rigs. Site 18 offers better views if you pull in rather than back in.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 6

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

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. We camped at Tuttle Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Try to get a site right on the creek to enjoy the sound of running water.

Lone Pine has lots of restaurants and interesting places like the Movie Museum. But, the Whitney Portal Road is a must! Take it all the way to the picnic area at the end of the road and you will have some gorgeous views including a waterfall right beside the parking lot. The road is in great shape, but pretty steep and winding. Great hiking in the area too.

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Review Count: 258
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 42

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Tuttle Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
63
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

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: 4

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: 30
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 9

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: 19
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 5

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: 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: 25

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: 61
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 11

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: 161
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 15

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: 4
Helpful Reviews: 9

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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