9 Parks near California City, California
Sep 2014 - $35.00
What we liked most about Silver Saddle Ranch was the peace and quiet. It is a large resort acreage so there was plenty of room to get away from the central complex. The park is also located about 12 miles from town which really gives a sense of being away from it all. Nice ponds, landscaping and lots of trees added to the country feel. On the down side...the central complex closes mid week so be prepared for that. And, on weekends they have a LOT of families come up to visit so it gets busy. Not much in the way of on-site RV services so come prepared. Otherwise, a very nice spot to spend a week. - MtnMutt
Feb 2014 - $25.00
Very quiet during February but beautiful. Resort has small lake surrounded by park setting. The pool was not open (too cold) but the hot tub was (loved it!). Restaurant open just on weekends but that was fine with us. Come stocked as California City is 20 minute drive by car. - MtnMutt
Apr 2006 - $60.00
This is a membership resort that allows use by non-members at higher prices. Beautifully landscaped throughout with many top-notch activities/amenities such as horseback riding, swimming, mini-golf, and a bartender who mixes great cocktails. I would have given a 10, but the sewer backed up on me. When I informed the front desk of this, I was told the same thing happened at the same site last week. They should have fixed it last week! - morganhillers
Feb 2017 - $20.00
For $20 with Passport America, it's ok for an overnight but if we had to pay full price of $40 per night would not have stayed. Pull-throughs dirt sites for short stay, no sewer, 30 amp power and is part of a RV storage area for . The sites in front were nicer with full hook-ups/ Nice little patio and picnic table. Quiet area with friendly manager. - Ruffin It
Dec 2016 - $20.00
We have stayed here five or six times and will do so again. It is just what we need traveling from Washington the the California Desert. We have a Motorhome and toad, so the area in the back is just what we need for a night. Price is PA. Back lot consists of eight pull throughs in a gravel/dirt lot. No sewer, but passing through, no big deal. When we were there, they were adding 50 amp service to the back area. We will stay here again. - Kalama Traveler
Jul 2016 - $36.00
There were two reasons why we gave the park a low rating. The WiFi was based on satellite service so it was slow and spotty. In desperation to check out e-mail we stood under the router to connect and had to type standing up. The advertised pool was there and full of water but the water was green and the gate was padlocked. I have never seen a dirtier pool.
The owner was very friendly, but we felt the Park was not a good value for the price.
We were able to use our satellite and pick up TV. - WNC Traveler
Dec 2016 - $20.00
Web site states 50 sites, 90% are permanent residents. Sites are very close together, not level and the wind is so bad here your rig shakes all night long. There is No where for dogs and when I tried to walk my 10 pound dog, the manager came out of his rig and told me to leave the property to let my dog pee. We did, but I would never stay here again. Also, no internet code was provided for their secure connection. - Thelma3
Oct 2016 - $20.00
Not much to choose from in these parts. This is an older park with about 75% of the sites occupied by permanent residents. They were a mix of some down and out to working people to retirees trying to make that SS check feed and house them. We didn't have any trouble with anyone. Everybody kept to themselves. Everything worked as it should and even though the park is situated along side the Spaceport and near a rail yard the noise wasn't bad. I would stay here again. - JC69
Jun 2015 - $1.00
Pulled into this "park", looked around at the lack of amenities, shade, trees, etc. The only thing there appeared to be an abundance of was blowing sand and wind. The few units in the "park" appeared to have been there for a very extended time. Needless to say we did not stay. - sandstorm
Oct 2014 - $25.00
Due to budget cuts, there was no visible staff presence. Not even rangers. The visitor center is closed in the off season, as is the dump station (even though there's a sign saying the dump station is open on Sundays). Other than that, the campground is the same as ever. Nobody seems to be taking advantage of the lack of park supervision to behave badly. - sdayman
Mar 2014 - $25.00
This place is absolutely stunning. There are beautiful geological formations, like outdoor stalactites and stalagmites which surround the canyon walls. There is a beautiful desert area in the middle with nature trails and a dessert tortoise area by the visitor center. We visited in March and so there were several wild flowers in bloom. We also arrived on a weekday so it was not busy at all. We did not use the water, pit toilets, or dump station so I cannot comment on those. - cherryalmond
Oct 2013 - $25.00
This was our second visit. This time we picked site #4 for its seclusion and space. The state continues the nice upgrades. The handicap sites #1, 2 have shade shelters, nice restroom, and even a hose-friendly spigot. Handicap #6 is nice as well. They're adding yet another handicap site up near the cliffs. The handicap sites are well-suited for a Class C or smaller. The dump station was open on Sunday Oct. 20th for a "trial run" from 9 to 5 or so. Fifteen dollar fee to dump, but I didn't take advantage of it, nor did anybody else it from what I saw. We really enjoyed the weekend and we will return. - sdayman
Apr 2011 - $1.00
BLM - OHV Rec area with dispersed free camping. The main road in is paved. Several large staging areas and sites for camping with any size rig though not paved. Sprint phone and Verizon Wi-Fi card worked at the Visitors Ctr lot at Hwy 14 but not in where we camped. Large trucks coming in and out the first 3 - 4 miles of the area but not beyond that. We would stay here again. - OnDaRoad
Dec 2014 - $5.00
Stayed here on the overflow sites for three nights. Full park due to military base construction workers. Full price is 17., overflow is 5. Used the restrooms, laundry, day room, dump station and was able to refill water tanks. - washingtoncolorado
Dec 2013 - $15.00
We stayed at the campground for a week prior to Christmas. There were plenty of sites available at that time. Sites are relatively level, only requiring a couple of blocks. There is a check in board at the entrance of the park where you place your money in the locked box and registration card on the back of the board. I had contact with the camp host prior to our arrival checking on availability however never saw him during our stay. The Wi-Fi was down when we got there and it took about four days before we got it back up. There is no cable and no TV signal. There was a Direct TV in the lounge however that was down as well throughout our stay. BX, commissary, and service station were open except for Christmas. Most other base functions to include the club were down. A decent place to stay. - ownedafew
Oct 2013 - $17.00
The base is very easy to get to from Hwy 58. You will go under a train trestle just off of Hwy 58, the height sign says its 14’. The park is very clean and the camp host very welcoming. You share the hook-up area with the neighboring site which makes the driver’s side slide outs of your RV inches from your neighbors. We used 2 electrical cords due to the length from the back of our rig to the electrical box. There are 2 roads inside the park, a perimeter road and an interior ring so rigs can pull in from either direction. Parking of your TV or toad should NOT protrude onto the perimeter/interior roadway. There was an individual in a Class A who parked his toad in front of his rig on the interior road, while we were there, which impeded our ability to stay on the roadway. We enjoyed our stay and will return. - MAFLAF
Feb 2017 - $24.00
Stayed here two nights - only park in town (area). As previous posts indicate, very simple, mixed use between mobile homes and RV's. Unusual layout, no amenities outside of full hookups. All worked well. Saw cable TV connections, did not try. Paved interior roads with crushed gravel sites. Adequate room to maneuver. Most sites had an old wooden picnic table. Office attendant very friendly as were all the people we talked to in town/area. Train blows it whistle as it passes through town. Will be a factor for light/sensitive sleepers. At $24.00 per night this is a fair/good value and I would/will stay here again if in area. Both museums and Borax mine very interesting and worth the time - all are free. - ECM1
Dec 2016 - $24.00
This park is kind of like an old mobile home park that's been converted. There are several mobile homes still on the property (they look OLD), and the sites are like a double pull-thru (that used to have a mobile home on it), which is fine since they let us have a whole one for $24. The people in the office were really nice. The main drag is about 1/2 mile away, and easy walk for a meal. The favorite restaurant in town is now closed, but there are a couple others to choose from. - Denise and Glenn
Dec 2016 - $24.00
Was not sure about place. Looks run down and old. Lots of permanents and video camera. BUT pretty level spots and good electric. Did not use the water. Did have tv hook ups but did not use. Pretty quiet excepts for the few trains that come but good price for a night stay. I would stay again when passing by. - neilontheroad
Feb 2017 - $30.00
What an unexpected gem! This is a small campground next to a private airport. We had water and electric hook-ups. The camp hosts were friendly and helpful. The campground had clean bathrooms and showers and a convenient laundry room. While we were here the weather was a bit rough, but on many days we were told you could watch small airplanes and gliders operate from the campground. There were lots of ravens and hawks in the area as well as other birds and small animals to view. It is a somewhat rural area away from the hectic pace. It was a treat to stop here.
The sites are almost all pull-through on gravel with a very slight slope forward. It has 50 amp service as well as water and a dump station. For $27 a night, this was definitely a great bargain. - Walter48
Sep 2016 - $27.00
I really enjoyed my stay here; four nights mid week. I didn't see anybody else staying more than 1-2 nights. In daytime the park was almost deserted.
Other reviews pretty much have it. Small park, water & electric only. Convenient to Tehachapi. Water pressure didn't seem as low as others described; electric was great at 119 volts with both AC's cranked.
Only downside was that my site was deceptively unlevel, front was about 6" low no matter how I parked, so I had to use some boards to get within the range of my jacks. I'm not sure all the sites are like that, but be prepared. It's pretty flat terrain (it's at an airstrip, after all), that's why it's deceptive.
Nice small laundry room, machines were in good shape and only $1 per load. Bring your own quarters. My best campground laundry experience to date.
Wi-Fi is available through a third party, and it's pretty costly, $10 a day, I think, so I didn't use it. If you drive over to the airfield, you can connect for free.
While I was there, they had to close the dump station because of bees. I assume it was just temporary. Love's Travel Stop is available up the street. - bobk3d
Sep 2016 - $27.00
Purely an overnight stop for us. It filled that need well. A very pleasant Englishman is the operator. If he is out on the campus, there's an easy self check-in system. He posts the reserved sites to avoid. Our site was fairly level with water and electricity only. That's all we needed. The water pressure was very poor. So we opted to use our onboard water and refilled/topped-off one time. Access to CA Hwy 58 was easy. IMHO it is not a "destination" campground unless you had other purposes in the area. A clean, friendly campground with no free wifi or cable TV. Fortunately our satellite worked nicely. If I was passing through again, I would indeed stay here again. - DMcKitt
Jun 2013 - $30.00
This park is actually a Mobile Home Park with RV parking around the perimeter. About half the sites have concrete pads, the other half (around the east perimeter) are just grass and you need to 'angle' park to accommodate the space since there is not enough room to back directly in. The park is close to the train tracks, you will hear them pass through during the evening. The manager is very nice and willing to work with anyone although he will not take reservations. We called the day before to be sure there would be a space to park in. The park is also adjacent to the local airport, but it was pretty quiet the 2 nights we stayed here. The park isn't recommended for long term stay, but if you need to stay a night to rest up during your trip it will fit the bill. - JayTee