2 Parks near Barstow, California
Jan 2016 - $6.00
We paid $3 with the Interagency pass. The road in seemed to have been fairly recently graded, but was still quite washboarded. We were the only ones in the campground when we were there. The sites are fairly large, but short. Large campers may have trouble fitting in to a spot. Each site has a covered picnic table and a fire pit. There is a children's play area. The toilets were very clean. Someone had failed to put a rock on the trash can lid, and a critter had gotten into the trash. We spent 20 minutes picking up as much as we could. After that, I started to see more bits of trash around the entire place. So the campground could have been tidier.... We had a beautiful sunrise in the morning! There are some nice washes and hills to explore. We did not get a chance to do the loop drive. If someone does it while camped here, please note how long it is, as I can't find that info anywhere. Great cell service. - ALbums
Mar 2015 - $3.00
Picturesque campground in a canyon with a nice 2-mile canyon trail to enjoy. Had the place almost to myself except on the weekend when there were quite a few day-use hikers and picnickers. There are several water faucets but there was no water while I was there. No dump but there were garbage cans placed near every site. Each site has a picnic table with a ramada and a fire grill. Was able to get Verizon voice/data signal only with my antenna booster. The dirt roads in are washboard-y but don't demand high clearance. IMHO, this campground is a real gem, with widely-spaced sites and great scenery. - mockturtle
Oct 2013 - $3.00
Owl Canyon BLM campground, north of Barstow, CA. Widely separated, and mostly level, dirt campsites in a pretty little canyon. Rate listed was for a senior discount. No hookups, but trash receptacles, a couple of unthreaded water spigots, and several clean pit toilets. Big rig accessible, but the dirt road leading to the campground is very washboarded, so it is slow going. Beautiful view of the mountain range to the south at sunset. Extremely quiet and peaceful area. Nice. - HercMaster
Dec 2015 - $38.00
A good place to spend a night, but that's it. We called ahead to be sure they could accommodate a 43' coach, and despite the sign at the entrance claiming a 36' limit we were able to fit into site #1 with the assistance of the very able manager. I think we could have also fit into site 2, but that's it. As it was, our slides hit the bushes between sites.
Sites are all dirt, so I wouldn't go here in the rain, it would be a quagmire. The park is far enough off of I-15 to be quiet. There is no good place to walk dogs. Cable TV worked. - bobcovey
Nov 2015 - $34.00
Nice small park in Barstow, good place to explore from. The place is dated but it is well maintained, clean and friendly.
It is shady, the sites are level with a concrete patio. Staff guides you into your site and you don't have to go and register with the office until you're all hooked up and satisfied.
Laundry room is well maintained and you can do a load (wash & dry) for half the price of other parks.
Does not accept credit or debit. - Our-Wandering-Casa
Nov 2015 - $34.00
CG is about 1 mile from I-15 on old Hwy58. No traffic noise. Roads and sites are gravel and sand, sites have concrete patios, W/S/E 30/50AMP. 50 AMP costs $4 more per night. Sites are separated by Oleander bushes. Staff is friendly and helpful. CTV is free and Wi-Fi is not. Our Jet Pak pulled a full strength signal and our T-Mobile phones were fine. The CG shows it age but is well maintained. Restrooms and Showers were clean and freshly painted. Laundry 75 cents wash/75 cents dry. Each arrival is escorted to the appointed site and guided into place. Picnic tables and benches but no fire pits. This is a pleasant stop-over and many people do just that, spend the night and leave the following morning. We enjoy the relaxation and will return when through Barstow in the future. - SilverBear