Calico Ghost Town & Campground
Park Features & Amenities
Pull Through Sites:
Full Hookup Sites:
Credit Cards Accepted: NA
Utilities & Amenities
Power: 50 Amps, 30 Amps, 20 Amps
Touristy but fun!
The campsites are a little rough (the A1-A12 sites in the center circle are pretty uneven). Site A23 is probably the best if you can reserve ahead. The Ghost town is very well done but more for tourists than historians. Very fun though and the restaurant was great with super nice staff.
Camp with an Old West flair
This is an interesting stop off across the desert to camp. I rebuilt ghost town, Calico is part amusement park, part campground. There are two camping areas, we stayed in the lower one this trip which is a little more appropriate for RVs. Treat yours self to breakfast lunch or dinner in up in the ghost town.
Actual ghost town
The camping fee included entrance to the ghost town, which has 4 buildings from its mining days (silver and borax). The campground is 3 miles north of I15 and you really have to believe it is there because it is nestled far behind the hills and you can't see it as you approach. They had a flash flood recently, we were told, and that is why the campsites are currently rather unlevel. We did manage to find one that suited us.
Nice cement block/cement floor all-in-one bathroom/shower, but you have to pay $1 for a 6 minute shower. At least they have a coin machine right outside the door. Ample shower buildings scattered around the campground.
Gravel sites, of course. Occasional trees but they are hard pressed to provide much shade.
We really enjoyed our stay here
Less than a 15 minutes to Barstow.
Staff was mostly helpful San Bernadino County employees. Nestled among hills and mountains with decent amount of smaller trees on sites/
We paid $27 for a night for full hook-ups, pull-through site. This included entrance to Calico both days we were there.
Bathrooms were clean, but you had to pay coins for the showers. Sites were a little short but this time of the year there was plenty of room.
Ghost town within walking distance. Also hiking paths and off-road vehicle paths on site. Kept up and maintained. No laundry or wifi or propane or library.