A review of one of our favorite RV Parks in the Eastern Sierras. Affordable and easy access to local landmarks.
Boulder Creek RV Resort is located a few miles outside of Lone Pine, CA. It's a great little RV park in the Eastern Sierra's just outside of the famous Alabama Hills. Many movies have been shot in the Alabama Hills. If you are a movie buff, check out this map to help you find your favorite movie location.
We typically stay at Boulder Creek RV Resort at least 3 to 4 times a year but in the past 10 years, we've noticed how busy they are. Which is good for them but on a couple of occasions we couldn't get a reservation. So plan ahead!
There are quite a few things to do within driving distance of the RV Park. You can drive through the Alabama Hills and see all the movie landmarks, visit Whitney Portal, a little shopping in Lone Pine, check out the awesome Manzanar Museum or drive all the way up to Bishop, CA.
NOTE: If you are visiting the area to go to Whitney Portal or Climb Mt. Whitney, make sure you plan accordingly. The road from Lone Pine up to Whitney Portal is closed during the winter months.
The park itself is pretty basic. All the spots are on dirt but pretty level. Full hookups are available but I think you can also get some without. On that note, they accept AAA or Good Sam and if memory serves, under $40 a night for full hookups.
The main office has a well-stocked store with food, souvenirs and other things you may need. Prices are decent for an RV Park. You can also buy propane on-site if needed.
They have a pool but it's closed during the winter months. While we have never had snow in the park itself, they tell me that it can snow but won't stick to the ground. If you want snow, drive 30 minutes to Whitney Portal.
I don't eat much fast food but Lone Pine does have a few fast-food restaurants (e.g. McDonalds). But if you are looking for something a little more "upscale" check out Seasons Restaurant. Forget something at home? Joseph's is pretty much your only option. Warning, they are very expensive! They also have a cool hardware store that has stuff from decades ago. Convenient if you need an item to fix your rig.
As you would expect, fuel is expensive. Almost $1 more per gallon for Diesel than home. They have a couple of automotive stores like NAPA if you need DEF fluid or anything else for your tow rig.
I won't go into details but after a wheel broke off the axles of my trailer and stranded in 100+ degree temperatures, Miller Towing came to the rescue. Decent prices and the guys that work there are pretty cool.