The most appropriate campsites in arid lands are on durable surfaces, such as rock and gravel, or on sites that have been so highly impacted further use will cause no additional disturbance. Previously impacted sites are obvious because they have already lost their vegetation cover or the rocky soils have been visibly disturbed. If choosing this type of site, make sure your spot is large enough to accommodate your entire group.
The Alabama Hills are facing numerous issues due to lack of regulations around disbursed camping. We encourage users to consider camping at nearby and maintained, Tuttle Creek and Lone Pine campground.