5 Parks near Ridgecrest, California
Oct 2014 - $33.00
Staff not public friendly oriented.. sites too small and not clean. Pamphlet states your site is adequate for your RV and vehicle (1)! I had to park my pick up near the highway in an unsecured location where they're notorious for breaking out your windows... staff makes up stories to owner if they don't like you so that you won't be staying again but why would you!?I stayed last year for 3 wks and was excited to leave when I got the chance ! - User3779
Apr 2014 - $20.00
We lost brakes coming out of Death Valley over Townes Pass. Ended up staying a week here. Basic gravel site with cement patio. Next to Hwy 178 so there is some highway noise although it didn't bother us. Bertrand RV & Mobile Home Park is located west of downtown Ridgecrest. The campground has 58 sites for recreational camping with 10 reserved for short-term, overnight stays. These short-term sites are on gravel and have full patios. All of the short-term spaces only accommodate back-in parking and measure 20 feet by 40 feet in size. Full water, electric and sewage connections are available at each spot as well as cable television connections. Wireless Internet but isn't reliable at the transient spots. The campground DOES NOT PROVIDE RESTROOMS, SHOWERS or on-site recreational activities. - SandyBBB
Sep 2013 - $20.00
We were going to stay here for one night, but this is a scary looking park. Many older run down RVs seemed parked here forever. No one on duty when we came in, and although we saw 3 open spaces, I did not feel safe here at all. We did not stay. This is also an older mobile home park too. - Two+4
Sep 2016 - $28.00
Stayed 2 nights here. It's basically a dirt parking lot with hookups. The sewer connection was iffy and we had to improvise to get the hose to lay properly when dumping.
It was hot (not a tree in sight), windy, dusty and kind of sad. But we wanted to visit some outdoor areas nearby and this place had the best ratings.
Staff was friendly enough. Many campers seem to be long term, with lots of "stuff" outside and around their sites. The folks we were next to sat outside each night (group of 5 or 6) and chatted, laughed and smoked.
Probably would stay again since it's the only game in town. - EileenC
Mar 2015 - $28.00
Dirt Sites - full hookups, good enough for a night or two. Quiet. Very friendly staff good laundry room, clean restrooms, Would stay here again if it was the area we had to be in for traveling through California. - NiMo
Mar 2013 - $25.00
Dusty parking lot with lots of long term residents with dilapidated 30 year old rigs. Why would the city allow that?? No cable, no internet, but the other utilities okay. Sewer does not allow air tight connections because of no threads. No amenities. The fairgrounds may be going out of business? Sites are not well defined, so If you want to use a lot of space, you can. Did not like - will not go back. - Dan Hannah
Apr 2015 - $15.00
We had stayed here before so we knew what to expect, which not much. Had to find the manager. Hand over $15.00 and go find a place you like. It is 1/2 way between Palm springs and Carson city so it is good for an overnight-er. Quiet, you can see 3 hwy s but you can't hear them. WiFi was available but I did'nt get a password so I used my Datajack. No cable but good over the air reception. - Ross Brand
Apr 2012 - $15.00
When we got there the manager was not around albeit she did finally show after about 15 minutes. We went to the pull through overnight space which was very narrow when trying to avoid parking on the concrete slab which is a patio I guess. It is all dirt and the sites are uneven. Many permanent residents there. The most appalling thing is the restrooms and showers are literally unisex. If you don't mind taking a shower or using the restroom with an unknown member of the opposite sex, fine. I went back and used the one in our travel trailer. - Arthur M.
Apr 2011 - $15.00
Our 50 amp, full hookup, pull through site was level and had a nice concrete patio. We could not pick up the WiFi at this site, but were told in advance which sites could pick up WiFi, and which could not. No TV stations over the antenna and no cable TV available. Verizon WiFi card worked well, but our Sprint phone did not. Sometimes you would have a signal and sometimes not. Nice desert in bloom behind us and dirt roads to walk the dog on. Large capacity dryer available. We would be okay staying here again if need be. - OnDaRoad
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
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