BLM reduces Tuttle Creek Campground winter rates in the Alabama Hills
LONE PINE, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office is reducing the nightly camping fee at the Tuttle Creek Campground from $8 per night to $5 per night starting Friday, December 21. The campground fee will return to the standard $8 per night rate in April 2019.
“Tuttle Creek Campground provides a great base camp for visitors looking to hike, climb, explore and sightsee in and around the Alabama Hills Recreation and Scenic Area,” says BLM Bishop Field Manager Steve Nelson.
The Tuttle Creek Campground is located about 4 1/2 miles west of Lone Pine in the southern portion of the Alabama Hills. At more than 5,000 feet elevation, the campground includes 83 recreational vehicle and tent sites that boast impressive views of Mt. Whitney, Lone Pine Peak and Mt. Williamson in the Sierra Nevada to the west. The campground also provides easy access to Movie Flat and other popular destinations in the Alabama Hills. Campground amenities include trash collection, vault toilets, picnic tables, fire rings and lantern holders. No water is available during the winter. One group site and two horse corrals are available with reservations.
The BLM is reducing the fee at Tuttle Creek Campground to encourage visitors to stay in developed campsites, while exploring the Alabama Hills. Visitor use in the Alabama Hills has nearly doubled in the last eight years. Dispersed campsites in the Alabama Hills can be difficult to find, especially during the weekend and on holidays. Tuttle Creek Campground provides a nearby, inexpensive and environmentally responsible alternative to dispersed camping.
“By staying in the campground, visitors can do their part to minimize camping impacts and maintain the great scenery and outstanding recreational opportunities that make the hills a special place to visit,” says Nelson.
As stewards, the BLM manages public lands for the benefit of current and future generations, supporting conservation in pursuit of its multiple-use mission. For more information, please visit https://www.blm.gov/visit/search-details/15191/1 or contact the Bishop Field Office at 760-872-5000.
This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.