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
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Nice long pull through sites with no need to unhook toad. Sites are level so minimal leveling is needed. The pool and jacuzzi are clean and nice and very refreshing in summer months. Cable TV minimal but we had a site with good rooftop reception for satellite TV. WiFi was out but we have our own so no problem. We have stayed here before and park is well maintained. Nicest in area. - signaloil
Jul 2016 - $35.00
One-night on way to Yosemite Lakes Thousand Trails. Great office staff, easy check-in. Site was a pull-through and could leave toad hoped up. Campground lost power in the afternoon but was back on within ten minutes. Great view of Mt. Whitney from the campground. Will stay here again if in the area. - mdmnkcm
Jul 2016 - $36.00
We stayed here on the way up to the Sierras, and it's a very good, solid RV park, with a nice amount of space between most of the sites. We like to stay in the back, around space 156. Very clean, level sites with full hookups, and the best view of Mt. Whitney you'll find. We had some mechanical trouble and our trip was delayed and the staff was excellent in working with us, and reserving a space at short notice. We were told that the park was filled that night and we were lucky to get in, however, we saw a lot of empty spaces around. Not sure what was going on with that comment. - elduque
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
Jun 2016 - $3.00
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.
Happy Travels ... hope the information is helpful. - W Review
May 2016 - $3.00
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. - kemosabe
May 2016 - $3.00
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. - RetiredVagabond