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The southern start of the Eastern Sierra, Highway 395. Jagged Olancha Peak towers above at 12,123 feet. Few businesses stay open. The Ranch House cafe might be closed now (2020, as per Yelp) but they usually do have gasoline - right down the highway a piece.
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elevation: 3648' population: 134 zip code: 93549


High desert next to southern end of the Eastern Sierras.

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Inyo County
S of Lone Pine
on Hwy 395 @ jct 190



  • biking
  • backpacking
  • camping
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ghost towns
  • Nine Mile Canyon Road
  • Walker Creek 19S01
  • Olancha Peak
  • Sage Flat
  • Owens Dry Lake Bed
  • Kennedy Meadows
  • Monache Meadows
  • Horseshoe Meadows Road
  • Saline Valley
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Inyo National Forest
  • Fossil Falls
  • Golden Trout Wilderness
  • N Mojave Desert BLM
  • Death Valley National Park
  • Malpais Mesa Wilderness
  • Coso Range Wilderness
  • Olancha Dunes
  • Alabama Hills
  • Kern River
  • olancha campgrounds

    Lone Pine Campground
    Cottonwood Campground
    Boulder Creek RV Park
    Eastern Sierra Camping
    Eastern Sierra RV Park
    Tuttle Creek Campground

    tent camping

    High desert area right next to the Southern Sierra's & Inyo range, with 10,000' peaks towering above on both sides of the highway; dry lake - Owens Lake nearby.

    nearby towns:
    Lone Pine
    Randsburg [Ghost Town]
    Panamint Springs
    Kennedy Meadows
    local links:

    Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce
    120 South Main St. Lone Pine, CA 93545

    Friends of the Inyo
    Eastern Sierra - Highway 395
    Crystal Geyser Bottled Water
    The Coso Artifact
    Eastern Sierra Interpretive Assoc.

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