Afton Canyon Campground
Afton Canyon Campground is in the Mojave Desert off Interstate 15, forty-three miles east of Barstow. This spartan campground is along one of the few places where water flows most of the year in the Mojave River. The river has carved out a miniature Grand Canyon with sculptured 300-foot cliffs of multiple colors. The green habitat along the river attracts an abundance of wildlife. Besides wildlife watching, the area is popular for horseback riding, photography, star-gazing, hiking, and rockhounding.
Afton Canyon Campground consists of 22 primitive campsites for tents, RVs and trailers. Each site has a picnic table and fire grill. Pit toilets are nearby. Piped water is sometimes available, but campers are advised to bring their own. For those who want a fire, include firewood among your supplies. Trash must be packed out. At times the dirt road leading into the campground may require a high-clearance, 4-wheel drive vehicle. Occasional trains pass through the canyon.
General Camping Information
Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation site when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.