Red Rock Canyon State Park Ricardo Campground

     


Mojave, California
Phone: (661) 946-6092

Sites: 50
Recent Rate: $25 10/2014


Latitude: 35.3657982598901
Longitude: -117.983111143112

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

9 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

sdayman

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Red Rock Canyon State Park Ricardo Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Mojave Air and Space Port is a reasonable drive away. Exotic Feline Breeding Compound is a bit more of a drive, but is a special treat for big cat lovers.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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cherryalmond

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Red Rock Canyon State Park Ricardo Campground in a Motorhome.

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sdayman

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Red Rock Canyon State Park Ricardo Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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TheJim

Review Count: 246
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate reflects a $2 senior discount. This campground is on a gravel loop with gravel sites. Many of the sites are not suitable for RV's since they are either very short or very unlevel. However, there are some beautiful sites along the cliffs. If someone drives by at a high rate, dust can be an issue. Sunsets and sunrises are spectacular, and there are some nice trails. There is a Visitors Center, but it was closed "for the season" with a note saying it would reopen at the end of March. The only official presence was a park ranger driving by in the morning. We did not have Verizon phone or data service. Satellite is not a a problem as there are not trees. We had only 8 or so other campers during our visit. It is close to the highway, but there was very little traffic noise. As noted it has a nice, dark night sky. The dump station is still closed with the only amenity being water and trash disposal. We would stay here again. Our only concern was that without any on-site presence of any kind, there could be a party group come in. We camped at Red Rock Canyon State Park Ricardo Campground in a Motorhome.

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sdayman

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a great weekend trip. We got here at 10am on Saturday and there were many good sites available, so we took #12. At sundown, there were still several good sites available. Our site was fairly level from side to side, but was sloped down to the front. Water faucets and dumpsters at each pit toilet area. Dump station is still closed. Kids loved climbing around. Great view of the night sky! We enjoyed this much more than our trip to Black Rock at Joshua Tree. We camped at Red Rock Canyon State Park Ricardo Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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User1132

Review Count: 49
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful desert setting with awesome sandstone pillars directly behind the campsites. Only 4 sites occupied out of 50. Might be the price considering you can camp for free outside the park in BLM land. We camped at Red Rock Canyon State Park Ricardo Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Jeff Naumann

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of our favorite campgrounds when passing through the eastern side of the Sierras. No real amenities, with pit toilets and water faucets only. But, the scenery is great if you like the desert. Hot in the summer, at an elevation of about 2500-2800 feet. Great motorcycling in the BLM areas adjacent, and to the opal mines across Hwy 14. Senior rate is $10 per night (over 62). Dump site is presently closed. We camped at Red Rock Canyon State Park Ricardo Campground in a Truck Camper.

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RentonAlan

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Located in one of my favorite areas of the world, red rock canyon state park is basically a primitive campground with dump station and a small nature / geographic info center. Crude bathrooms, no services at sites, along tight, crudely graded dirt road. Sites were not very level or big. A few sites were pull through, sort of, but this was a generous description. Staff ranged from friendly and helpful to park ranger Nazis. We got yelled at and threatened by a ranger for letting my mellow, friendly lab roam around on a walk when I was ¼ mile from anyone else. Overall, a place to park and dump, but you could just pull off the hwy 8 miles north in open BLM land, park wherever you want, have all the space you want and not get hassled—just pack out your trash please and don't dump on the ground. Alan We camped at Red Rock Canyon State Park Ricardo Campground in a Motorhome.

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dennylou1

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

If you like the desert, this is a great scenic park, with the red cliffs,interesting geology, stargazing and local hikes. Surrounding area is a treasure of local, quirky history. Dump station on site, ranger stattion and visitors center. Other than that, there are NO facilities here or nearby- make sure you bring whatever you need. We camped at Red Rock Canyon State Park Ricardo Campground in a Motorhome.

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  • Mojave Air and Space Port is a reasonable drive away. Exotic Feline Breeding Compound is a bit more of a drive, but is a special treat for big cat lovers.

    sdaymanDecember 2014

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