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Red Rock Canyon State Park Campground (California)

Abbott Drive
Cantil, California 93519
661 946-6092
35.37308, -117.99107
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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. A maximum of 8 people is allowed per site (there are no group sites).

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 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.

Reservations:

First Come, First Served

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Red Rock Canyon State Park Campground View
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Red Rock Canyon State Park Dump Station
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Red Rock Canyon State Park Ricardo Campground Sign
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Directions:

The park is 25 miles northeast of Mojave on Highway 14, near Cantil. Go west 1/4 mile on Abbott Drive. Signage indicating the turnoff is clearly visible on Highway 14.

The park is 120 miles north of Los Angeles, via Interstate 5 and Highway 14

Amenities
  • Campfire Center
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Grills
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
  • Visitor Center
Activities
  • Climbing
  • Geocaching
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • OHVing
  • OTV Trails/Riding
  • Picnicking
  • Stargazing
  • Walking Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
Regions
  • California State Park
  • Desert
  • Southern California
  • West
Campsite Types
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
Best Campsites:

15, 36, 38, and 50.

Season:

From: To:

Elevation:

3,700

# of Campsites:

50