6 Parks near Olancha, California
May 2009 - $31.00
Voltage too high and EMS would not stay on. Really nasty place. We were wore out from fighting wind from Barstow to there. They had a hard time finding a spot for us. Management was nice enough, but didn't seem concerned about electric power problem. - McGoo
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
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
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
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
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