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Ridgecrest, California

Desert Empire Fair

Ridgecrest, California

520 S Richmond Rd
Ridgecrest, California 93555
Phone: (760) 375-8000

Sites: 50
Recent Rate: $28 9/2016

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Latitude: 35.612283664966
Longitude: -117.64800420901
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone ?
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

6 Reviews

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

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Desert Empire Fair in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
do not recall
Site Surface
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Trona Pinnacles

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Desert Empire Fair in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Near Restrooms
Site Surface

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Enter at the 2nd gate you see - that is where the pay station is. Manager is near the restrooms.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Desert Empire Fair in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 52
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Friendly park and staff. Quiet. Dirt/gravel roads and sites that are mostly back to back hookups. In town for a couple of days and park filled our needs for a place in town to stay. A lot of long term residents. We would stay here again. Hints use the second gate from the south and the manager is in the South/East corner of park. We camped at Desert Empire Fair in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Friendly staff - thanked us for stopping by. Many permanent residents. Very quiet, not sure if that would be the case when there are activities there as it is part of the fairground complex. A bit out of the way for overnighets passing through. Clean but like all desert parks, mostly gravel and dusty. We camped at Desert Empire Fair in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

I don't normally like to say bad things about a park, but, THIS PLACE IS A DUMP! The park "manager" could barely stick her head out the door to tell me to "park it wherever". We could not locate a sewer hook-up site (which we paid for) so, without the assistance of any staff, we found an electric/water site. The place is over-run with long term, run down trailers. This is not an RV Park as advertised on their website. Walking the fairgrounds this morning and looking at the "trailer park" again, trying to form a better opinion of this place only confirmed that this is the most poorly run and managed public facility I have ever seen. There is not much to choose from in this area as far as RV Parks go so be careful if you choose to stay in Ridgecrest! We camped at Desert Empire Fair in a Fifth Wheel.

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