Tuttle Creek Campground

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Horseshoe Meadow Rd.
Lone Pine, CA 93545
760-872-5000
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GPS: 36.5666, -118.1237

Last Price Paid: $8
Monthly Rate: Yes
Number of Sites: 83
Pad Type: dirt
Elevation: 4968 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

22 people have reviewed this location.

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3bars
Verizon 3G
4bars
Verizon 4G
4bars
AT&T 4G
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SylviaK

24 Coachmen Catalina
4 reviews
Nightly rate: $8
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 39

SylviaK would stay here again

“Affordable, Clean Restrooms”

Reviewed Oct 15, 2017

Overall Rating

Looks like the price per night went up in August 2017, from the fabulous $5.00 to $8.00 a night. Still a bargain! This is our 3rd stay here. Like the extra long parking spots for our RV and a car. Everyone was pretty friendly, but neighbor that moved into site next to us before our second night didn't bother leashing their dogs... more

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This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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baambi7
AZ
16 Baambi
17 reviews
Nightly rate: $5
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 48

Reviewed Jun 18, 2017

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Just west of the intersection (the only intersection) in Lone Pine, CA. We chose this one after reading about it on Campendium and in many blogs on the internet. We began our trip up Highway 395 here. After driving through Death Valley, our first time, we got here at about 2 pm and expected a crowd. But it was essentially empty. W... more

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Teo

26 TT
19 reviews
Nightly rate: $5
Days stayed: 5

Teo would stay here again

“Cheap and beautiful”

Reviewed May 24, 2017

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Loved it. 5 bucks/night for a site that easily accomodated my 25' TT and truck, with plenty of space between me and my neighbors. Gorgeous views. Neighbors can be hit or miss. Several barking dogs during my stay but friendly people. Verizon serivce was fast. Town is an easy drive, although the market in Lone Pine is not good. Advise st... more

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3bars
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Ride, Dive and Be...
Livingston, TX
44 Tiffin Allegro Bus 43QRP plus Hydralift
2016 Subaru Crosstrek
12 reviews
Nightly rate: $2
Days stayed: 10
Site Number: 9

Ride, Dive and Be Murray would stay here again

“Great views and site with fast Verizon”

Reviewed May 17, 2017

Overall Rating

We stayed at Tuttle Creek after the visitor center in Lone Pine said they are asking big rigs not to use the Alabama Hills to protect the ground cover. When we checked out the campground and found fast Verizon LTE and a nightly rate of $2.50 with the access pass, we decided to stay here instead. We got 4 bars Verizon with our booster a... more

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3bars
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Bob Martel

27 Airstream Eddie Bauer
2015 Ford F-250 Platinum Diesel
55 reviews
Nightly rate: $5
Days stayed: 14
Site Number: 58

Bob Martel would stay here again

“OMG - It doesn't get any better than this!!!”

Reviewed Apr 20, 2017

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Incredible views of the Sierra Mountains, Alabama Hills and Owens Valley. HUGE sites (at least 1/2 acre with 100 foot or more separation from your neighbors.) Onsite water and dump available. Did I mention $5.00 per night? And it's only $2.50 if you have the Golden Age Pass! Super quiet. And you get to stay in one of America'... more

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4bars
Verizon 4G

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CootersOnTheGo
SD
35 Arctic Fox 29-5K
2001 Dodge Ram 3500
60 reviews
Nightly rate: $5
Days stayed: 1
“Great View Of The Stars”

Reviewed Apr 07, 2017

Overall Rating

Our plan was to boondock in the Alabama Hills just outside Lonepine, CA. The problem was we had one of those really fun travel days that you have in an RV ever so often and we got in really late, after dark anyways. It wasn't really a good time to go finding a boondocking spot. So we pulled into the Tuttle Creek Campground. T... more

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Scott
Lebanon, OR
36 Winnebago Journey
47 reviews
Nightly rate: $5
Days stayed: 6

Scott would stay here again

“Great views”

Reviewed Nov 15, 2016

Overall Rating

The views here of the mountains and valley are pretty spectacular. At $5 per day this is a bargain even in winter when they turn off the water and close the dump station. Our 36 foot RV fit nicely into our site which was a little unlevel but nothing a few blocks couldn't handle. The sites are well spaced out so even on an almost full w... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G

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Jen and Q
Livingston, TX
27 Airstream Flying Cloud Twin
2012 Ford F-250
130 reviews
Nightly rate: $5
Days stayed: 14
Site Number: 2

Jen and Q would stay here again

Reviewed Oct 30, 2016

Overall Rating

Love the views, love the cell service, love it! Some sites are more level than others but for the most part, you can get level. The speed bumps were no issue when taken at the speed limit of 10 mph. Potable water is available on the upper loop near the back of the loop (its brown and somewhat hidden) at the Y-intersection. Another ... more

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4bars
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1 review
Nightly rate: $5
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 14

Wellsam would stay here again

“Great campground!”

Reviewed Sep 05, 2016

Overall Rating

We stayed here one night over the holiday weekend. Our campsite was near the restrooms, right near the creek, and had ample space for two trucks, a trailer, and a tent. The sites are first come first serve but there are a lot of sites to choose from. It did get busy, but we arrived late in the evening and there were plenty of campsites... more

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5bars
AT&T 4G

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Ardent Camper

32 Fleetwood Southwind
2014 Jeep Cherokee
65 reviews
Nightly rate: $2
Days stayed: 10
Site Number: 9

Ardent Camper would stay here again

“Incredible views, low price, good cell coverage”

Reviewed May 31, 2016

Overall Rating

This goes right on up there among our favorite campgrounds ever. When we drove up, it was almost night, but we were still totally wowed by the scenery. With the Alabama Hills and Lone Pine below and the Eastern Sierras above, it doesn't get more striking than this. There is a good amount of space between each campsite, most of which ar... more

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3bars
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3bars
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Andrea E.
TX
26 Lazy Daze Rear Bath
2011 Honda Fit
19 reviews
Nightly rate: $2
Days stayed: 12
Site Number: 10

Andrea E. would stay here again

“Awesome views, quiet and spacious ”

Reviewed May 13, 2016

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Actually I paid $2.50/night with the Golden Access Pass. Sites are spacious, however have no hookups. There is water and a dump. It's my kind of camping although I thought of staying in the Movie Flats area of Alabama Hills, however, the cell service isn't good there and it is good here. I stayed in an upper loop in site #10. Gotta ... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G

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Kurt Kuhl

37 Jayco Seneca 36FK
2015 Jeep Rubicon
4 reviews
Nightly rate: $5
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 36

Kurt Kuhl would stay here again

“Great spot to explore the Alabama Hills and Lone Pine area”

Reviewed Apr 07, 2016

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Loved the views from our site and $5 a night is hard to beat. They have a dump station ($5 fee if you do not camp here) and one fresh potable water location to refill. We planned to stay in the Alabama Hills recreation area for free, but with a bunch of internet work to do we could not find a spot with decent Verizon signal anywhere... more

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2bars
Verizon 4G
3bars
Verizon 3G

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Anthony Sherman
Kennebunk, ME
17 reviews
Nightly rate: $2
Days stayed: 6
Site Number: 34
“9 out 10”

Reviewed Apr 04, 2016

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The rate is $5.00, or $2.50 with a Golden Pass. Dump station is $5.00. There's vault toilets and Potable water. Views are stunning, site are level, and access is paved to the campground. Just perfect. Picnic table and fire ring too. Also Lone Pine is a great small town - really terrific for a small town. The grocery store (Jos... more

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2bars
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Cliff Day
CA
32 Coachman Pursuit
9 reviews
Nightly rate: $5
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 9

Cliff Day would stay here again

“Beautiful BLM site Eastern Sierras”

Reviewed Feb 10, 2016

Overall Rating

Really nice campground. At the foothills of the eastern Sierras near Mt Whitney and Lone Pine, CA. This is a BLM campground with no hookups, does have vault toilets. During winter their is no water and the dump station is closed. There is a dump station available at the Boulder Creek RV park about 10 miles away. I had no problem wit... more

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3bars
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Tin Shack
CA
28 Airstream Safari
2015 GMC Denali 2500HD
29 reviews
Nightly rate: $5
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 42

Tin Shack would stay here again

“This is camping!”

Reviewed Sep 10, 2015

Overall Rating

We stayed here on a Tuesday night the day after Labor Day. I rate this with 5 stars for overall experience. Is it a perfect campground? It depends on your definition of perfection. If spectacular views, a beautiful creek, endless starry skies, quiet, and basic services such as water, table, RV Dump and trash collection qualify perfect... more

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2bars
Verizon 4G
2bars
Verizon 3G

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Nathan @ Wand'rly

14 Volkswagen Bus, Champagne Edition, Riviera Campwagen
265 reviews
Nightly rate: $5
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 28

Nathan @ Wand'rly would stay here again

“All of the lovely natural stuff found in other nearby campgrounds, but with cell service!”

Reviewed May 15, 2015

Overall Rating

Contrary to the dear good Aluminarium's findings, we found that cell service was best in the northern upper loop. This was our entire reasoning for staying here: good enough 4G with both Verizon and AT&T to get work done, even stream movies at night without a hiccup. This is the third to least beautiful of the various camping optio... more

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2bars
AT&T 4G
2bars
Verizon 4G
2bars
Verizon 3G

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Island Girl Walka...

39 National Tropical
2011 Subaru Impreza
69 reviews
Nightly rate: $5
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 11

Island Girl Walkabout would stay here again

“A very inexpensive campground on BLM land surrounded by nature”

Reviewed Apr 24, 2015

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Our original idea was to boondock in the Alabama Hills, but we heard that cell signal was practically nil (which we proved by driving around), so we opted for this campground. We had been warned that there were five large bumps on the way into the campground and were on the lookout, but they are not very well marked. There were qui... more

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4bars
Verizon 4G

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Denise K.
Kalispell, MT
27 Airstream Flying Cloud
2014 Ford F-250 Diesel
38 reviews
Nightly rate: $5
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 9

Denise K. would stay here again

“Gorgeous views, nice setting”

Reviewed Apr 17, 2015

Overall Rating

This campground is in a great setting on Tuttle Creek and only 3 miles from Lone Pine, CA. The views of the Sierra Nevada and Mt. Whitney are nothing short of spectacular. The road in, while well paved, is narrow and has 4 speed bumps that are not well marked so beware. The sites are dirt and many are very unlevel so you may have to... more

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4bars
Verizon 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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abacus_airstream
Santa Barbara, CA
25 Airstream
2008 Ford F-250
1 review
Nightly rate: $5
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 31

abacus_airstream would stay here again

“Great views, quiet, relaxing”

Reviewed Apr 15, 2015

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This was our first experience camping on BLM land, and we loved it! The pit toilets were clean, the views were amazing during the day and night, and it was a very peaceful place. There is a creek stocked with trout that runs through the campground, so we enjoyed freshly caught trout a couple of nights here. We were a bit disappoint... more

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4bars
AT&T 4G

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Wandertopia Todd
Atlanta, GA
20 Roadtrek Zion
2014 VW Jetta
32 reviews
Nightly rate: $5
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 42

Wandertopia Todd would stay here again

“Great views, babbling stream and large sites!”

Reviewed Mar 26, 2015

Overall Rating

We got several recommendations for this campground when planning our drive up 395. We would have loved to boondock in the Alabama Hills, but too many reports of unreliable internet sent us just down the road to Tuttle Creek Campground. I'm glad we did. The campground was pretty empty mid-week, so we had a good selection of sites. Ou... more

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3bars
AT&T 4G
3bars
Verizon 4G

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WatsonsWander

Airstream Safari
131 reviews
Nightly rate: $5
Date stayed: 11/4/13
Days stayed: 6
Site Number: 28

WatsonsWander would stay here again

Reviewed Nov 08, 2013

Overall Rating

A simple BLM run campground on the outskirts of the sleepy town of Lone Pine. The scenery here is gorgeous with amazing views of the Sierra Nevada Mtns right out your window. The site quality is pretty good, but since the campground is on a hill many sites are slopped which can make it hard to get level. All the sites are large though ... more

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Location
Scenery
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3bars
AT&T 4G
5bars
Verizon 4G
5bars
Verizon 3G

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Aluminarium

27 Airstream Flying Cloud
2014 Ford F-250
248 reviews
Nightly rate: $5
Date stayed: 4/29/13
Days stayed: 6
Site Number: 62

Aluminarium would stay here again

“Beautiful Campground with Cell Service”

Reviewed Apr 30, 2013

Overall Rating

Tuttle Creek BLM is a beautiful little pay campground. It's no frills, but the views are beautiful. We drove around testing the entire campground for cell service and found the lower loop gets the best signal. Unfortunately, our spot was right next to a LTV (long term visitor) who's campsite was a little junky and smoked us ou... more

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Scenery
Cleanliness
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3bars
AT&T 4G
4bars
Verizon 4G
3bars
Verizon 3G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
  • view sites
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • recycle
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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