Alabama Hills Dispersed Camping Area

Eastern Sierra + White Mountains Area, California

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Alabama Hills Dispersed Camping Area

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  • Alabama Hills gateway.- Alabama Hills Dispersed Camping Area
  • Movie Road marks the entrance to the Alabama Hills Dispersed Camping Area.- Alabama Hills Dispersed Camping Area
  • Alpenglow on Mount Whitney (14,505') from the Alabama Hills Dispersed Camping Area.- Alabama Hills Dispersed Camping Area
  • View looking east.- Alabama Hills Dispersed Camping Area
  • Sunrise in the Alabama Hills.- Alabama Hills Dispersed Camping Area
  • RV camping at Alabama Hills Dispersed Camping Area.- Alabama Hills Dispersed Camping Area
  • Mobius Arch Trailhead.- Alabama Hills Dispersed Camping Area
  • RV camping at Alabama Hills Dispersed Camping Area.- Alabama Hills Dispersed Camping Area
  • Alabama Hills Dispersed Camping Area.- Alabama Hills Dispersed Camping Area
  • Alabama Hills Dispersed Camping Area.- Alabama Hills Dispersed Camping Area
  • Alabama Hills Dispersed Camping Area.- Alabama Hills Dispersed Camping Area
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Whitney Portal access and views. Free dispersed camping. Infinite camping sites.
Cons: 
No amenities.
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Region:
Eastern Sierra + White Mountains Area, CA
Congestion: 
Low
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Fall
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Tent/Car sites: 
100
Tent/Walk-in sites: 
100
Group sites: 
40
Picnic Tables: 
No
Dogs allowed: 
Yes
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Alabama Hills Recreation Area is a great place to spend the night for free if you are in the area to enjoy rock climbing and bouldering, day hiking in the the high desert among the unique and endless rock features, or if you are passing through on your way to the hike Mount Whitney or other destinations in the Eastern Sierra Nevada. The Bureau of Land Management manages this 30,000-acre portion of high desert land below the Whitney Portal Recreation Area. The Alabama Hills are an open-desert primitive and dispersed camping area with no amenities, no water, no trash, no pavement, and no facilities whatsoever. This also means there are no fees. There is plenty of space for large groups to camp or to park a large RV, though make sure to stick to established roads and trails to protect sensitive re-vegetation areas. As with all dispersed camping areas, you will have to pack out your own garbage and waste and bring your own water. A California Campfire Permit is required for campfires, stoves, and lanterns.

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