David V.

Running Springs, CA

Joined April 2019

Real Interesting

A friend and I stayed here for a night while heading south on the I5. Super interesting campground, bathrooms seemed clean, had showers, hookups, decently tidy campground. They have an agricultural museum there. Which would have been cool to actually spend some time and check out but we just saw the 100+ tractors and agricultural equipment on the way in and out of there.

Nice Scenery

Its a nice little campground. I think its a little expensive for tent camping at $15 a night. Also the out houses are kinda weird. They aren’t normal USFS pit toilets, they are out houses.

Free but hard to get a site

This is basically just sites along a road up to a fire lookout. There are 9 sites in total. Rangers do come by and take down information of the leader of the group. They are very strict on parties are not allowed. NO FIRES. They have had issues with drug use and parties so thats why they are strict. Almost every site is secluded so there is privacy beside the occasional car driving by.

Very diverse

I love this campground because they have a lot of amenities that don’t seem to change the scenery. They have electric and water hook up for RVs in a few sites that are reservable. The majority of the sites are primitive, and they have showers and toilet buildings around. The campground is paved well forested so it seems like your more alone than most campgrounds.


This is the go to free camping area that my friends and I go to when we don’t want a campground. Its dispersed camping in the Alabama hills. No toilets or amenities so thats a little bummer. Its might be worth it to pay $8 a night at a campground if you want easy access to toilets. Tuttle creek is up the road and is a good option.

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.