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Yermo, California

Calico Ghost Town & Campground

Yermo, California



Yermo, California
Phone: (760) 254-2122

Sites: 253
Recent Rate: $30 6/2016

Latitude: 34.944927786431
Longitude: -116.86480164528

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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
  • $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 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

55 Reviews

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Review Count: 106
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 16

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: 48
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

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: 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: 71
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 12

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: 9

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: 5

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.

Value
     
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: 3

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: 10

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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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We call this a primitive park with full hookups. We were totally surprised to find such a beautiful spot with no concrete, blacktop or gravel but with utilities we needed. Great night of sleep with absolutely no noise. The ghost town was an added bonus. The park and ghost town was once owned by Knott's Berry Farm but was given to the county several years ago. Rate posted was Sr. rate. Be aware that you will probably locate a site of your choice. We were told that A & B sections were full hookup but A is only 30 amp so we had to move to B to get 50 amp. Had a great snack and breakfast in the restaurant in the ghost town. Oh important: Our GPS took us to an empty field. The park is actually 3 miles after turning onto Ghost Town Rd. Look for the CALICO sign on the cliff side and head for it. We camped at Calico Ghost Town & Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice place in the winter. Local geology is fascinating. Some nice hikes, but don't be tempted to poke around in the abandoned mines. We usually camp in the C-D-E areas which are electric only. Few of these are really level but we have leveling jacks and they cope with the slope easily. OHV trails are close and could be annoying if in heavy use. So far we've never been bothered. Restroom-showers are basic but clean. Watch the wind forecast, it can really blow here at times. We camped at Calico Ghost Town & Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

For the money we paid to stay here there wasn't much to do about the park. The ghost town closes early, the washrooms were filthy, we walked around the park it was somewhat vacant. The road in was very narrow and the sites were pretty short, we have a 27'fifth wheel and we could barely fit in, we wanted to stay hooked up for the night so we could pull out early in the morning. It was a tight fit. I wouldn't stay here again unless they dropped the price, we paid our rate was for water and electricity only. No Wifi, no cable. We camped at Calico Ghost Town & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a convenient full hook up overnight stop for us between Jumbo Rocks in Joshua Tree national park and Red Rock canyon. We have 2 kids (2 and 4 year old) so we thought this would be fun way to recharge between state parks. The A & B sites are full hook up. We camped on a week day in March so it was not busy, and we had plenty of spaces to choose from. On a weekend, you definitely need to book. We went for the B spots as they appeared to be more level. Most of the RVs in A were leveled with blocks of some kind. There are limited 'views' in B site as you are between two slabs of red rock in a row but the sunset was really nice. The showers are basic - concrete floors and walls, however, they were clean. There was plenty of space and they were a really good temperature. Just note that you need to put 4 quarters in the machine for the water to start. It is a short walk to the ghost town which has a little train, silver mine, full restaurant (9am-5pm), panning for gold, horse rides (all for an extra fee) etc. Definitely touristy, but we didn't mind and the camping fee covers entrance. We camped at Calico Ghost Town & Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice stop for a night or two and especially fun for a family as the Calico Ghost Town is a short walk. We stayed in a motor home and would return. High desert camping so rock and cactus are the surroundings. Bathrooms are clean and private. Pay showers are part of the individual bathrooms. We camped at Calico Ghost Town & Campground in a Motorhome.

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