Four Points Bulletin

Travels north, east, south, and west of our Oceanside home base.

Camping in the Alabama Hills in popular. There is no worse time to look for a campsite in the Alabama Hills than a holiday weekend, which is unfortunately when I have time to camp. After a stressful hour or two of looking for a campsite in Movie Flat, racing other AWD cars from campsite to campsite only to find them occupied, we went south of Whitney Portal Road and found a great place to camp for a few nights. We were not right next to towering boulders but we were close to Tuttle Creek, complete with flowing water and croaking frogs (always a treat for us in Southern California).

Our latest camp purchase is a hammock stand, so we aren’t dependent on camping amongst trees but our daughter gets her hammock time in. Which is pretty endless.

We did talk to a volunteer about camping in the Alabama Hills our last day in the area (not admitting where we were camped which is not a designated campsite). We found out that they are looking into making all designated campsites reservable. Honestly, I am not happy about this idea and I hope it doesn’t happen for a long time, if ever. I would take the stress of not being able to find a campsite over not being able to reserve one at all.

2 thoughts on “Alabama Hills Recreation Area Camping

  1. tagpipspearl says:

    Cool place! And I agree with your daughter about hammock time. Btw, picture #8 – those mountains are stunning. You captured the colors beautifully.

  2. Denise says:

    I’m not happy with the changes already made regarding limiting campsites. Making them reservable doesn’t work for most because so often people book and don’t show (great for less stress on the terrain, however).

    That said, awesome photos. I love the one with A’s baby in the chair with the spectacular background!!! Fun.

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