Red Rock Canyon State Park Campground California
Red Rock Canyon State Park Overview
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 – Area Recreation
The 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.
First Come, First Served
- Campfire Center
- Campsite Tables
- Drinking Water
- Equestrian trail
- Fire Pit
- Fire Rings
- Firewood Available
- Pets OK
- Picnic Tables
- Ranger Station
- Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
- Visitor Center
- Bird Watching
- Horseback riding
- Mountain Biking
- Nature Trails
- OTV Trails/Riding
- Visitor Center
- Walking Trails
- Wildlife Viewing
Cantil, California 93519
Lat / Long:
15, 36, 38 and 50
# of Campsites:
Red Rock Canyon State Park Comments & Reviews
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Do you have group sites?
There are no group campsites at Red Rock Canyon State Park.
What are chances of finding 2 RV spots next February on a weekeday night?
The campground should be mostly available on weekday nights in February. Even on weekends you should find sites (except maybe President’s Day weekend).
Is the campground usually more or less full over Christmas weekend? Thanks!
There will be availability at Red Rock Canyon State Park over Christmas weekend. I’d say at best it’ll be about 50% full, unless there is a heat-wave then maybe closer to 75% capacity.
What are the chances of getting a site on either a Thursday evening or Friday morning next weekend (mid-/late October)? And what times do you recommend we be there for either day?
Mid October will be more popular at Red Rock Canyon State Park – especially on the weekend. Many OHV enthusiasts head out there then, as well as other campers. It may not sell out, but this weekend the weather looks good so it’ll be busy. I recommend a Thursday arrival, or early Friday morning (before 9AM).
Does Red Rock have any events scheduled for the Dark Sky Festival in September?
There are no events planned at Red Rock Canyon State Park for September. It’s a great place for stargazing though!