Campground Review – Boulder Creek RV Resort – Lone Pine, CA

Boulder Creek RV Park, Lone Pine, CA

Description

The Boulder Creek Mobile Home & RV is a small, family run, and family friendly RV resort set in the breathtaking scenery of the Owens Valley. The park is just four miles outside of Lone Pine and has sweeping views of the Eastern Sierra Nevada and Inyo mountains, Owens Lake, and the Alabama Hills. The park is a great stop-over when traveling U.S.-395 or as a base to explore the area.

Location

Boulder Creek Mobile Home & RV
2550 U.S. 395
Lone Pine, CA 93545
Park: (760) 876-4243
Latitude: 36.543657 N, Longitude: -118.046085 W, Elevation: 3,700 ft (1127.76 m) 

Details

We stayed at the Boulder Creek Mobile Home & RV for six nights in late October. For our stay we had a 50 amp full hookup pull-thru site. The park was not very busy during our stay. We had no problem obtaining a site even with calling for a reservation just a few days before our visit. We originally booked for four nights, but extended our stay two nights due to heavy weather in the area. Again, no problem with extending our stay a few nights on short notice. Excellent service! The park was generally quiet, except for several afternoons when military aircraft on maneuvers over flew the campground – very loud, but interesting to see – quite the air show.

We had some very strong winds during our stay, due to a storm passing through the area. Indeed, high winds are common to the Owens Valley and the park sits at the top of a natural funnel off of the Owens Lake. Be ready for wind, do not leave awnings or collapsible shade structures unattended or unsecured, and secure loose items around the campsite.

See our related travel post: Glorious Fall Color on U.S. 395

Cost

Our six night stay here averaged about $40/night. This resort did not charge an extra vehicle fee or any pet fees.

Amenities On Site or Nearby

The campground features a nice range of resort amenities, including full hookup sites, tent sites, rental cabins, RV dump station, propane, restrooms and showers, laundry room, playground, horseshoe and sports courts, clubhouse, aviary, swimming pool and spa. The campground has a nice camp store/mini mart. A market, gas stations, and restaurants are available nearby in Lone Pine, while a wider range of shopping and services are available in Bishop (62 miles) or Victorville, CA (154 miles).

Ratings (1-5)

Accessibility – 4/5

The campground is easily accessible from Highway US-395 and the lanes throughout the park will easily accommodate large rigs. Lanes in the park are well-maintained pavement or gravel. The campground facilities have provisions for Universal access. RV sites in the park are either pull-thru or back-in, generous in size and many can accommodate large rigs.

Facilities/Amenities – 4/5

The campground has nice resort amenities, including full hookup sites, tent sites, rental cabins, RV dump station, propane, restrooms and showers, laundry room, playground, horseshoe and sports courts, clubhouse, aviary, swimming pool and spa. The clubhouse features a full kitchen, lounge/social area with big screen TV, fireplace, book exchange, and board games. The park features complimentary breakfast muffins and coffee. The grounds and facilities are clean and well maintained. The laundry, restroom and shower facilities are clean and well-maintained. The park offers both full hookup sites with 50/30/20 amp electric service. An RV dump station is available. The park has a large camp store with grocery staples, RV supplies, area movie history info & memorabilia, & other area tourist info. The park organizes various events and seasonal activities.

Site quality – 4/5

Sites are packed dirt and sand with full hookup 50/30/20 amp electric, water and sewer, basic cable TV, picnic table, fire ring and grill. The park has both back-in and pull-thru sites. Most sites have some shade. Sites are spacious, but there is little separation between sites. 

Scenic Value – 4/5

Set on a rise at the northern end of the mostly dry Owens Lake, the park has sweeping views of the Alabama Hills, Owens Lake, and the Eastern Sierra Nevada and Inyo mountains.

Location/Isolation – 4/5

The park is several miles outside of Lone Pine and is surrounded by wide open spaces and sweeping vista views, so feels secluded. There is some road noise from US-395, but this is generally a quiet park. Overflights of military aircraft on maneuver are not uncommon – these overflights are extremely loud.

Paws Friendliness – 5/5

The campground is pet friendly and has a large enclosed pet run with cleanup bags. The campground is large enough to take a good long walk with your pet. The park has a pet wash station.

Overall Rating – 4/5

This is a very nice resort campground which we can highly recommend. We enjoyed our stay here and wouldn’t mind another visit. The park is a great stop-over on a long trip on U.S.-395, serves as a great base to explore the area, or is a nice respite from dry camping at some of the other local primitive campgrounds.

Additional info

Internet access

We received a strong 4G Verizon signal at this campground. We did not need to deploy our cellular antenna and booster to improve MiFi hot spot internet access. The park does not feature WiFi service.

Water Quality

The water at this campground moderately hard – we added our water softener to the water filtration stack.

Nearby attractions

Here are some local attractions:

  • Alabama Hills Recreation Area
  • Manzanar Historic World War II Internment Camp
  • Museum of Western Film History
  • Eastern Sierra Inter-agency Visitor Center
  • Mount Whitney Trail
  • Mt. Whitney Golf Club
  • Lake Diaz

Here are a few photos of the campground and local area attractions:

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2 thoughts on “Campground Review – Boulder Creek RV Resort – Lone Pine, CA

  1. Major “wow factor” in a number of those images. Again, I love
    the neon/sign shots, the triple arch is magnificent, and there’s
    a quiet solemnity in the Manzanar Memorial image, that one is
    powerfully poignant.

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