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Overview of Alabama Hills Recreation Area

Changes are being made to the Alabama Hills to improve the recreation experience for all users. As of late 2021 the west side of Movie Road in the Movie Flat area and any area marked with a no camping sign will be day-use only. Additional changes to dispersed camping will occur throughout the end of 2021. These changes will include a required free permit and converting all camping to designated dispersed sites. Click here for a reference map. Six porta potties have been added as well. Please pack out all human waste - Leave No Trace!

Please check the official website link above to get the most up-to-date information.

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Pad Type dirt

Elevation 4,461 ft / 1,359 m

Tent Camping Yes

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Q&A - Ask the Community about Alabama Hills Recreation Area

To ask questions of the owner or manager please contact the campground directly. 760-872-5000

closecalls asked on 1/20/2021

I have the sense that boondocking outside of the Turtle Creek campground at Alabama Hills Recreation Area is strongly...

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RAMJETR asked on 7/5/2021

Whats the nearest dump station to Alabama Hills Recreation Area?

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Kerry asked on 10/1/2021

Do I need a permit to camp at Alabama Hills Recreational Park?

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KC Dale asked on 4/20/2021

Does anyone have an idea how busy Alabama Hills will be for camping mid-week in August?

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Bri asked on 3/19/2021

Will I be able to enter into the Alabama Hills camping area in a Sedan? Just worried about needing 4WD ;/

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Reviews of Alabama Hills Recreation Area 94 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon 4G
Confirmed by 14 Users
Last reported 5/22/2021
Confirmed by 25 Users
Last reported 3/29/2022
T-Mobile 4G
Confirmed by 5 Users
Last reported 11/27/2021

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  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Site Amenities
  • big rig
  • pull thru
  • view sites
  • pets
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