Standard (tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Tuttle Creek Campground

Open year round. $8/night, no reservations available for individual sites. 83 sites/tent and pull through trailer spaces. Campground is shadowed by some of the most impressive peaks in the Sierra Nevada Range: Mt. Whitney, Lone Pine Peak and Mt. Williamson rise to the west of the campground. To the east is the Alabama Hills with its famous movie history. Beyond the Alabama Hills is the Owens Valley and Inyo Mountains Range. Camping is good throughout the season with plenty of opportunities for exploring, hiking, sightseeing. Closest amenities (groceries, gas) are in Lone Pine (4.5 miles). Elevation - 5,120 ft. Amenities include vault toilets, picnic tables, fire rings and lantern holders. Water is available March-October. Dump station cost is $5.00, no passes accepted, closed in winter. One Group site for $30.00/night, reservations required, please see phone number above. Two horse corrals $10.00/night, call ahead to confirm availability.

Bureau of Land Management
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
No Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
Trash Available
No Water Hookups
No WiFi
Tuttle Creek Campground is located in California
36.565 N
-118.127 W
Get Directions
From Highway 395, drive 3.5 miles west of Lone Pine on Whitney Portal Road, then 1.5 miles south on Horseshow Meadow Road, follow signs to the campground.
14 Reviews of Tuttle Creek Campground
Can’t go wrong with this one!

Very nice campground like it says $8.00 a night, you can’t go wrong in my opinion. You drive up to the entrance and take a spin around the camp sites to see which ones are available then you return to the entrance fill out an envelope to make a payment and put the site number you are in and that’s it . We chose this campground for our first one due to the fact that they provide potable water and have restrooms available. Restrooms were very well kept and dispersed throughout the campsites. highly recommended.

Fancy BLM

We didn’t stay the night, but we could have. There’s a dump station, water fill up. The campground is up on a geological ledge and every site has the opportunity for a great view.

Great spot in the shadow of Whitney

Lots of spots. First come first served. A nice creek running through the campground offers great chance to refresh even in the hot part of the year. Even if it’s so cold getting in is almost impossible. Campsites are too close and even on the 4th of July weekend wasn’t closed (albeit this is during Covid-19). Views of the peaks surrounding Whitney makes for wonderful scenery. Only $8/night. Although yes, Alabama hills are right next door, totally free, and even better.

Basic Campground, nice views.

Tuttle Creek is a BLM campground. Open all year, no reservations taken. Has pit toilets, water, fire rings, tables in each site. $8 a night. $4 if you have a pass. The first night visited was very windy, but you take your chances. Great views of the Eastern Sierra, they got there first dusting of snow for the season. Close to Alabama Hills Recreation Area. Lone Pine is a neat little town with plenty of things to see.

A Favorite

For just $8 a night you can enjoy the Eastern Sierras with plenty of room to spare between you and your camping neighbors. This place is a favorite for us, with fishing, snow capped mountains, and the cutest little kangaroo mice I have ever seen! It’s a fun get away and recommended for friends and family. No service here, no store or place to buy firewood at the campground but you’re a stones throw away from Lone Pine a Western town nearby for fishing, food and any other camping needs. Restrooms are available here and are kept clean, just bring a flashlight at night as it is pitch black. In the Summer this place can get pretty toasty and the sun is incredibly strong, I’d recommend taking a canopy with your camping supplies, with little to no trees for shade in this area.

Great Spot!

This site was awesome! My boyfriend and I stopped up here several times passing through. It’s a fantastic stop! The park is well maintained and is always problem free. I’ve never had problems with other spots, bathrooms, or even finding a spot. The view waking up is AMAZING and the sunset cresting the Eastern Sierra is always the best! 10/10 recommend!

Super Chill and Cheap

I was motorcycle camping and this campground is awesome in the spring. Its not too high in elevation so you wont freeze overnight. Its only $8 a night but you need cash or check like any normal forestry campground. Beautiful view of the sierras and Mt Whitney. About 15-20 drive to the Mt Whitney trail head from here. If you’re planning on summiting Whitney, I wouldn’t recommend this campground because the elevation is low, I would camp at cottonwood lakes just south in the sierras to acclimate to elevation. There are normal forestry pit toilets, fire rings. No reservations, first come first serve.

Dirt cheap price on priceless view

For only $8 you get picnic table, fire pit, vault toilet, and access to water and waste dumping. And view of Eastern Sierra that has been seen in movies such as Iron Man. I almost want to keep this a secret…

Stayed for one night

Arrived late on a Thursday night and there was plenty of sites still available. We enjoyed our night, there was a breeze, plenty of space in the site. In the morning we could only see two others in the campground. There were beautiful views. For the price ($8.00) you can't beat this place and the entry road is paved. No shade, showers or water but the vault bathrooms were really clean and had plenty of paper.

Mt. Whitney views

Absolutely beautiful and cute campground. Regular bathroom, food hook, and fire pit. First come first serve.