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“Nice campground close to Whitney” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lone Pine Campground

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Inyo National Forest, Lone Pine, CA 93545   |  
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Houston, Texas
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64 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Nice campground close to Whitney”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights before/after out Whitney climb. Pretty bare, exposed sites. But great views! Pit toilets are some of the cleanest I've been to. Grounds immaculate. We stayed in site 16. Had a tree over te picnic table. Site 17 looked awesome, full tree coverage. Wouldn't want to stay there long as very hot. But since we were day hiking the summit, we were only there for 1/2 a night the first night; and the second night we passes out from exhaustion...it worked out just fine!!! And for $17/night? Just perfect.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We just got back from mount whitney today and I had a few minutes to sit down and write a review. The other reviews were right. This place was pretty bare and hot. Not much shade and definitely not much privacy from campsite to campsite. There was a little stream just down the hill from the campsite that we spent some time at and found a great place to relax although the water was freezing! I had to rate the customer service a 3 because I had originally booked the campsite from sunday the 11th to thursday the 15th and paid for it on recreation.gov. Due to some family problems we couldn't make it sunday and called recreation.gov they said there was nothing they could do and call the campsite itself. I did and I tried explaining to the man on the phone we didn't wany a refund for sunday and if we could just arrive on monday. He told us we should have reserved it for monday and should have made sure we could make it before we commit to something, but he said that there could be a possibility that it would be there, but if they needed the space we would be out of luck..even after we paid for the full 4 nights. Luckily it was still open and the only thing that saved the review was the campsite manager there. We was really nice and cool. Also recreation.gov says there is flushing toilets there. There wasn't any near our camp site just a big hole and a toillet placed over it. It was okay, not what we expected but not unusual for camping. Overall not a bad place.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Grosse Ile, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

My son, brother, and brothers girlfriend stayed here July 22 to 23 to climb Whitney. Host was very friendly and kept eye on grounds. Bad storms washed only road in/out of campground overnight. They did a fantastic job of rebuilding the washed out road I the morning so cars could get in and out. Bathrooms very clean and neat. They stayed at campsite number one which looked like the best one to me.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

I have stayed at this particular campground for the past couple of years for the annual pilgrimage to Manzanar (WWII Japanese American Internment Camp). It's a great place to stay, plenty of parking and room for tents and gear. Bathrooms are very clean and taken care of every hour. The host here is very diligent with the upkeep of the camp and is there to make sure everything is running smoothly. There is a little creek running on the backside of the campground that is great for trout fishing. The campground itself is very easy to access, when you enter the city Lone Pine, you make a left at the only stop light in the city, which is Whitney Portal. You drive up roughly 7 miles and you're here. Great hiking all around the area and everyone is respectful making our trips very enjoyable. Definitely worth staying here!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California, United States
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95 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

If it's hot in Owens Valley, you'll be hot here too. Most of the sites are very open and exposed and, well, hot. That being said, the host was very friendly, the sites were well groomed and appointed (picnic table, fire pit, parking) and the bathrooms were clean. The views, well, the cannot be beat! I was staying here as a base camp for a long day hike in the area so I didn't spend much time at the site. Note - the crickets were SO LOUD that you're one who needs white noise to sleep, you'll do great here! If you're road tripping it and need a clean, friendly campground, give this place a try. I'll return someday for sure.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Norwich UK
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369 reviews
106 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

This place defies logic and expectation. You drive up this dirt track destination Mt Whitney; apparently there's a campground here somewhere and just as you think things have gone seriously wrong with the GPS - there it is !! a little oasis in the desert... it's Lone Pine Campground ! Gosh what a setting and enough campsite comfort to make life civil. This was one of the most spectacular settings we encountered in a long RV trip around the western USA and remember it fondly. (I really don't think Seb O is talking about the same place here....)

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Inyo National Forest, Lone Pine, CA 93545
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Lone Pine
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Ranked #3 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Lone Pine
Number of rooms: 40

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