Calico Ghost Town Campground

San Bernardino County


Calico Ghost Town


San Bernardino County
Attractions and Activities

San Bernardino County covers more than 20,000 square miles of mountains, forests, desert, and valleys. Those who set out to explore San Bernardino County have a wide variety of places to investigate. Visitors at Calico Ghost Town Campground have all the excitement of the Ghost Town before them.

  • Spend a day in Victorville learning about the history of the area as you tour museums.
  • Drive up to Big Bear Lake for fishing, boating, waterskiing, and hiking.
  • Discover the wonders of Joshua Tree National Park, especially in the spring when wildflowers are in full bloom.
  • Visit the interesting Mojave National Preserve.
  • In San Bernardino tour the Fullerton Museum and have a picnic in Seccombe Lake Park.
  • Head out to Barstow and learn about its mining history, tour museum, and shop and dine.
  • In Twentynine Palms play a round of golf.
  • Hike or horseback ride on sections of the famous Pacific Crest Trail.
  • At Morongo Valley try birdwatching and viewing other wildlife. Or drop into a casino.
  • At Silverwood Lake rent a boat and cruise around the shoreline or head out waterskiing.

Key Calico Ghost Town Campground Regulations

  1. Mines in the Calico area are extremely hazardous and must not be approached for any reason.
  2. Fires are only permitted in fire rings.
  3. Quiet Hours run from 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM.
  4. Dogs must be on leash and attended at all times.
  5. All vehicles must have current registration tags and proof of insurance.

Calico Ghost Town Campground

Calico Ghost Town Campground is part of a restored silver mining town from the 1880s. Located just northeast of Barstow, Calico Ghost Town is packed with fascinating places to explore, interesting tours, museums, and outdoor adventures. Along with that are shops and restaurants, gold panning, a mystery spot, and a 20 Mule Team Off-Road Adventure. Overnight camping includes admission to the Ghost Town for up to six persons per unit.

Calico Ghost Town Campground features 265 campsites for RVs, trailers, and tents. Some sites have partial hook-ups, while 104 sites have full hook-ups. Still others have no hook-ups. One section of the campground, near OHV riding areas, allows green sticker and OHV vehicles. The others areas of the campground do not permit such vehicles, even if inside another vehicle. Only 1 tent is permitted per site.

Group Tent Campsites are available for groups of 20 or more. The fee is $5 per person, per night. There is also a $20 reservation fee. Each reserved campsite for the group accommodates only 4 people, 1 vehicle, and 1 tent. For each site, additional vehicles are $10 per night, additional tents are $5, and additional people beyond the first 4 are $8 per night.

Calico Ghost Town Campground Basics
Calico Ghost Town Campground Location: 36600 Ghost Town Road, Yermo, CA. Take the Ghost Town Road Exit off I-15 east of Barstow.
Elevation: 2,175 feet
Mileage from Gateway City: Barstow - 19 miles
Los Angeles - 126 miles
Las Vegas, NV - 150 miles
Number of Campsites: 265
Open - Closed: open year-round
Max. People per Site: 4 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 + 1 trailer
Pets: On leash, always attended, maximum of 2
Calico Ghost Town: (800) 862-2542

Calico Ghost Town Campground Reservations
Reservations: reservations available
Maximum Length of Stay: 14 days within any 30-day period, excluding holidays and special events
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 45 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: Non-hook-up tent site: $30 per night
Partial hook-up sites: $35
Hook-up sites: $40
Reservations: Calico Ghost Town Campground Reservations
+ $7 reservation fee
Check-in, check-out:

Calico Ghost Town Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic tables, fire rings, grills, some sites with partial or full hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, piped water
Showers: Yes
Dump station: Yes
Attractions near Calico Ghost Town Campground: Enjoy all the attractions in Calico Ghost Town. Tour the Lucy Lane Museum, the Maggie Mine and the Calico Odessa Railroad. Try gold panning or take a Ghost Tout. Head out OHV-ing at Odessa and Mule Canyon via an access trail from the campground. Tour the Silver King Mine. Enjoy a 20 Mule Team Off-Road Adventure. Head out mountain biking on nearby trails. Shop and dine in Calico.

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.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.

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