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Yermo, California

Calico Ghost Town & Campground

Yermo, California


36600 Ghost Town Rd
Yermo, California 92398
Phone: (760) 254-2122

Sites: 253
Recent Rate: $47 4/2017

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Latitude: 34.944927786431
Longitude: -116.86480164528
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) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $1.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 1.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $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 yes
  • 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) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • 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 no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment yes
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

61 Reviews

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Review Count: 355
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 47

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is for park fee plus $7 reservation fee. We had looked forward to staying here but were disappointed. We chose what looked like the largest site available with full hookups, but it didn't live up to expectations since most of the site was rutted and on a slope way beyond our ability to level. After maneuvering far to the right of the site, we were able to level side to side but the uphill slope meant we couldn't level without our rear wheels being off of the ground. The water fixture had two faucets, but one was broken off and the other didn't work. In fairness, the park maintenance fixed it within an hour.

Very crowded on a Friday night with lots of noise from campers coming in late. Verizon cell/data was good, and there were no obstructions to the satellite. We camped at Calico Ghost Town & Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A3
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

As for the "ghost" town: it's largely a collection of shops masquerading as original 1890 buildings, but in a picturesque setting. In fairness, it looks like a great place for kids, but not so much for an overnight stay.

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

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed overnight on our way to the Grand canyon in B10. Sites are primitive, remote, &"rustic". Full hookups, everything worked fine. Very uneven site, very close together but luckily it was midweek so no one around us. I would probably stay in the A's next time. Ghost town was fun & interesting. Glad we came. We camped at Calico Ghost Town & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B10
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Unless you are here to off-road or primitive getaway, after you see the ghost town, there's not much to do.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

The main campground is nestled inside two canyons within walking distance of Calico Ghost town. Good views of the beautiful mountains. Quiet and peaceful; campground was mostly empty when we were there. Hookups/utilities worked fine, bathrooms very clean. So all of these bumped up my rating. But... this campground does have some problems. Mainly, the campsites are uneven and not level. If the camp is full, there may be privacy problems as the sites are crammed in. Most of the non-hookup sites are on dusty dirt and accessed by dirt roads. Almost no trees, so it's all dirt, dust, and rock. For a county park campground, I expect paved, level sites. So, to sum up, I would have given this camp a 4, but considering the wilderness feel, the quiet (mainly because the campground was mostly empty), and the scenery, it bumped up my rating. And, considering the other camping options in Barstow, which are in town or next to the interstate, this place is pretty nice. NOTE - This campground has a second section for the OHV crowd. That campground, while recently upgraded, is all gravel and is out on the alluvial fan. You can see the town and freeway so it doesn't have the "nature feel" We camped at Calico Ghost Town & Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A21
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Just past the entrance gate is an enormous, empty parking lot. It's a good place to unhitch your tow.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

First time to Calico Ghost Town Rv Park; we had a great time. If you are into off roading, you need to stay in section O, they allow off roading vehicles. Spaces are kind of tight, so would recommend people book the pull through sites, if you have a big rig and toys. We stayed in O54, just enough room for our trailer and truck. Lots to do, we visited the ghost town, went off roading, explored old mines. We had a blast, definitely will be back. Oh and if you arrive late there is no ranger in the booth, so make sure you have your reservation site # with you. We camped at Calico Ghost Town & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
O54
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 107
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is better Nov - April. We were there June 1 and it was HOT. First site electric did not work. Second site all utilities worked. Quiet. Dusty. Lots of flying dirt. Good hike trails from park. We camped at Calico Ghost Town & Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here from Saturday till Tuesday. The campground is about 2 miles from the highway, situated in a canyon in the hills. Very quiet at night. They get a lot of people with OHVs because they have direct access to the OHV trails in the desert around the park. This is a real advantage if you own one of these vehicles.

The hookups were all in very good condition, no power or water problems. The black tank hookup had well maintained threads that worked well with my adapter.

The sites were pretty primitive, and you will have to level your RV. We stayed in site B18, which was pretty roomy, but the rest of the sites are pretty close to each other, barely room to open an awning. They are pretty deep though, and each had a picnic table and fire pit.

The ghost town is within walking distance of the campground, and there are a lot of desert hiking trails right out of the park. We camped at Calico Ghost Town & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B18
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Lots of shops and several restaurants within walking distance at the ghost town.

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Review Count: 68
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

To correct a previous reviewer, this park does not have full hookups in all sites; many are dry camping and some are electric only. This is a family campground with RVs and tents and people come and go until very late at night. We reserved via the web and forgot to write down our space # (our fault). That was a huge mistake because the park gate isn't manned after 5 p.m. and while they list the available spaces, there's nothing to say who has which reserved space. We took another full hook-up only to have a "ranger" come by at 10 p.m., wake us from a dead sleep, and tell my 70 year old husband to move our RV. Be sure to bring your reservation space info with you. There is no wifi at this park. It is very dog-and-kid-friendly. We camped at Calico Ghost Town & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B6
Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

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

Calico is a great day trip for families if you arrive during the day.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

I have camped at Calico in the past and year after year it is always the same. The section of the campground we stayed in is close to the Ghost Town. They don't have a camp store in the campground but up at the Ghost Town they a general store. Came to off-road in the local hills with a Jeep. The upper camp sites don't allow OHV access but the Southern section does. I'll be back. We camped at Calico Ghost Town & Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
B14
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Definitely overpriced for what they offer, but it is a pleasant stop for the night, and far enough from highway noise to enjoy sleeping with the windows open. Roads and sites themselves are dirt, at least in the newer side of the campground where we stayed. The pull through sites are long and spacious. All sites are full hookups, with 50 AMP service. There are pay showers, if you don't shower in your rig. Park admission is included with the nightly camping fee, but it doesn't include the mine tour, train tour, or other attractions. We camped at Calico Ghost Town & Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Take advantage of the free admission to the old ghost town while you're there.

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Review Count: 79
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We called on a Saturday to make a reservation at the park for the following Sunday night. We were told there were plenty of spaces available, so it wasn't necessary to make a reservation. Upon arrival, the gate attendant told us sections A and B had full hookups, and if we didn't find something we liked to pick any site and wait as there would be people checking out soon. Check-in is 4:00. We found section A with ease. Section B is located to the right after passing through section A, but it's not easily visible (you have to drive through a portion of section A and make a right turn to find section B). We decided on a site in section C, which was electric only. There was a water spigot nearby, but the water didn't taste great. Money wasn't collected at the gate, but a ranger came around later to collect. Site was gravel and relatively level. Our Verizon signal was intermittent. The restrooms/showers were clean, but the showers are pay, so take at least 4 quarters for 5 or 6 minutes of water. Water temperature and pressure were great. There was a security patrol throughout the park during the night. The cost of the ghost town tour is included in the camping fee, so I guess $35 for an electric hook up only wasn't too bad. We camped at Calico Ghost Town & Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C-13
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Biggest reason I can see to stay here is to go to the ghost town. Admittance is included with the space rental. I do agree that unless you want a crowd do not go during special events. But that goes for everyplace you stay. We had a great time met some nice people the ranger patrolled every hour until 11PM. We stayed for two nights on our way to Death Valley. Two sunsets and roasted marshmallows. The spaces are wide enough some would be hard to get into if the place was full just because of the angle required to get into them. This is a desert so expect sand and dust. We camped at Calico Ghost Town & Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
A13
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

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

Calico Ghost town and nothing else is around you except desert. There are lots of tent spaces as well as RV and they are in separate loops for the most part. This is a good setup.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This place was not for us. We were there during the New Years weekend. The park was packed with no room for our 36 ft fifth wheel. Dogs were running loose, OHV's were driving around joyriding. No enforcement of the rules and the place just looked dirty. Perhaps it's not so bad during other times of the year. We camped at Calico Ghost Town & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A and B

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

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Second time we have stayed here. A little cramped and when crowded it can be a challenge to get around in a big rig. Senior discount. Staff is very friendly and helpful. We camped at Calico Ghost Town & Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

As one reviewer put it "This is a Rustic Campground With all Facilities." It is about 3 miles from the freeway on a well paved road. Gravel once you get there. They had coin operated showers, but it appeared that the heads had been removed from all but one. That is why I said no showers. Very quiet. Summer appears to not be their prime season. No activities from May to September. We would return again. Rate is normally $34, We got a 10% senior discount. We camped at Calico Ghost Town & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 59
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 24

Date of Stay: June, 2014
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice county campground. Each shower and bathroom set is in its own room so there's none of the institutional, locker-room feel. The showers take quarters and have no controls. The water is a set temp. We got there about 4:40 PM and couldn't find a host, ranger, or security so we found a space and hooked up, expecting someone to come around. No one ever showed up by the time we pulled out the next morning. My wife is trying to contact them to see if they can accept a credit card for our stay but, at this time, we're probably on the FBI's Most Wanted List for campground scoundrels. We camped at Calico Ghost Town & Campground in a Motorhome.

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