Trailer Life Cream of the Crop Campsites: Boulder Creek RV Resort—Lone Pine, California
Nestled between Sequoia National Park and Death Valley is the town of Lone Pine. You may recognize the area from any number of movie and TV show westerns filmed in the nearby Alabama Hills over the years.
Boulder Creek RV Resort is a pet-friendly Good Sam Park located off Highway 395. There are 82 RV campsites, each with full hookups (30/50 amp), cable TV, a picnic table and BBQ ring. Maximum vehicle length for pull-thrus and back-ins is 50 ft. The park has good interior roads, some paved and some dirt, with dirt sites.
Free WiFi Internet and clean, modern bathroom facilities (with showers) are provided for your comfort and convenience. The clubhouse has a big screen TV, fireplace, full kitchen, tables and chairs for your group gatherings. Enjoy a free continental breakfast each morning while you read the daily papers. LP gas, firewood and laundry facilities are also available.
Cool off in the outdoor pool or unwind in the spa. The resort also features horseshoes, a playground and recreation field for a bit of outdoor fun. The onsite convenience store sells groceries, beverages and basic RV/camp supplies. For a full list of amenities, see the Trailer Life Campground Review.
Rates: The nightly rate for two people is $33, and each additional person over age 5 is an extra $5 per night. Weekly and monthly rates are also available. AAA and Good Sam members receive a 10 percent discount!
Area Attractions: The campground sits near the base of Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in the Lower 48, so you won’t have to travel far for great hiking trails and sweeping mountainside vistas. Several trails on the mountain accommodate hikers of varying experience and skill levels. Due to the popularity of the climb, the park service has several regulations in place to preserve the natural quality of the trail area. Learn more about hiking Mt. Whitney.
Bring your rod and cast a line in Lake Diaz, just a mile and a half from the campground. The lake has a boat launch ramp so you can get out on the water to fish, water ski or just cruise around. There are several creeks in which to fish as well. Read more about fishing spots in Lone Pine.
How about a round of golf? The Mt. Whitney Golf Course has 9 holes tucked away at the foot of the Sierras. Greens fees range from $15-$22 depending on number of holes and day of the week. Senior and junior discounts are available.
I hope you brought the toys along to kick up dust along the dirt roads! Quads, dune buggies and bikes are all welcome to play so long as you stay on established, open roads. Cross-country rides are forbidden to protect the fragile desert ecosystem from crushing vehicle tires. Maps of forest service roads are available at the Mt. Whitney Ranger Station.
If nature watching is more your style, Lone Pine and the Eastern Sierra have plenty of migratory and permanent feathered residents. Find out more about birding the Eastern Sierra and view a map of birding trails to help plan your adventure. Don’t forget the binoculars!
Climate: The elevation in town is about 3700 ft., so pace yourself until you get accustomed to the altitude. You may as well stay a few days to relax and enjoy all the sights! This leeward side of the Sierra Nevada Range receives very little rain, so expect dry summer conditions with temperatures in the upper 80s F (remember to drink plenty of fluids). However, because this is a mountain region moderate wind with rain showers aren’t altogether uncommon.
If you’ve visited the area before, be sure to rate your stay at Boulder Creek RV Resort on the Trailer Life Directory website, or leave a comment below to spread the word about your experience at this quality RV resort!