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High sierra oasis/ route 66

High Sierra Oasis/Route 66, California, Essex, CA
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**** This Place!!!

If you are driving on I-40 make sure you get gas before the "No service for ___" miles signs... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steven M
San Diego, California
Highway Robbery!!!

We paid through the nose - $5.25 per gallon of diesel - by not buying fuel elsewhere. We had not... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
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1 week ago
“**** This Place!!!”
22 Mar 2017
“Highway Robbery!!!”
High Sierra Oasis/Route 66, California, Essex, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are driving on I-40 make sure you get gas before the "No service for ___" miles signs. Otherwise you'll end up at this scam hole in the middle of the desert!!! $5 a gallon for regular gas??!?! Are you serious?!?!! Extremely rude staff...More

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We paid through the nose - $5.25 per gallon of diesel - by not buying fuel elsewhere. We had not paid over $2.95 anywhere else in California. 20 miles down the freeway diesel was $2.79. Gasoline was also $5 per gallon. The employee was rude,...More

Thank Picardone
Reviewed 27 December 2016

I was robbed here by this place charging $4.99 a gallon for gas! Incredible. 20 miles down the road gas was $2.15. There is nothing special about this place. Make sure to fill up before you get that far!

Thank Jakklz
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

$5/gallon for regular. Yes, this place is remote, but not remote enough to justify prices like that. This place is a total rip off. They frequently (it seems) delete their gas prices from Gas Buddy to lure people in. Don't stop here if you can...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Give this place a pass if at all possible. $5 per gallon for gas is a huge rip off. Signs all over the place saying how expensive delivery is. Well, boo hoo. Let's do the math. Average tanker delivery amount in the US, about 11,000...More

Thank Stewart B
Reviewed 23 September 2016

An OK place to stop for a break but avoid getting gas here. They charge you a huge premium for failing to get gas earlier. Definitely taking advantage of people. Don't fall victim to it.

Thank branger
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Depending on your level of desperation will determine how you rate this. For those of us familiar with crossing the desert it is merely a novelty, however a true oasis. Located at the junction of I40 and Geoff Road it can be a life saver...More

Reviewed 10 September 2014

Except for the long-ago Inglewood Hospital, this is the most depressing place I’ve been to in California in my 44 years of traveling to the Golden State. The trauma of my “inspection” at the California state line (The inspector I had must’ve been fired elsewhere...More

2  Thank Robert F B
Reviewed 3 September 2014 via mobile

If you must gas up or really are thirsty then stop. If not there is a rest stop 1 mile down the road. Bathrooms are very dirty. No water or towels to wash off you windshield after gassing up at over $5. Route 66 memorabilia...More

2  Thank FroSays
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