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Red Rock Canyon State Park Campground (California)

Red Rock Canyon State Park Overview

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Red Rock Canyon State Park Campground (Ricardo Campground) has 50 campsites tucked up against the base of dramatic desert cliffs in the high desert and southernmost tip of the Sierra Nevada range. The campground is first-come, first-serve and offers a great base camp to explore the desert on foot, horseback or on your OTV. It does fill up quickly during the spring/fall weekends. There are no RV hook-ups or showers. You can have up to 8 people per site. There are no group sites available.

Red Rock Canyon State Park Campground has a visitor center, day use area, potable water and vault toilets. Each campsite has a table, fire ring and grate. Firewood can also be purchased from the ranger at the visitor center (open in Spring and Fall months.

Red Rock Canyon State Park features scenic desert cliffs, buttes and spectacular rock formations.  Each tributary canyon is unique, with dramatic shapes and vivid colors. Outdoor activities include hiking, mountain biking, OTVing, horseback riding, star gazing and wildlife viewing.

Saddleback Butte State Park is also in the vicinity.  It’s also in Lancaster area about 37 miles due east.

Reservations:

First Come, First Served

Amenities
  • Campfire Center
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian trail
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Grills
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
  • Visitor Center
Activities
  • Bird Watching
  • Climbing
  • Geocaching
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • OHVing
  • OTV Trails/Riding
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Stargazing
  • Visitor Center
  • Walking Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
37749 Abbott Drive
Cantil, California 93519
661 946-6092
Lat / Long:

35.37308, -117.99107

Best Campsites

15, 36, 38, and 50.

Regions
Campsite Types
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
Season:

Year Round

Elevation:

3,700

# of Campsites:

50

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Red Rock Canyon State Park Campground View
Red Rock Canyon State Park Canyon Walls
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Red Rock Canyon State Park Dump Station
Red Rock Canyon State Park Restroom
Red Rock Canyon State Park Ricardo Campground Sign
Red Rock Canyon State Park Wash

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