Ricardo Campground

Red Rock Canyon State Park

Red Rock Canyon State Park

Ricardo Campground, Red Rock Canyon  State Park, CA

Ricardo Campground

Red Rock Canyon Area Attractions

Enjoy beauty of the colorful rock formations at Red Rock Canyon State Park. Make your camp at Ricardo Campground.

  • Explore Nightmare Gulch, but first check with park about closures in this area.
  • Make the easy 2-mile hike to Red Cliffs Natural Preserve (partially closed February to June to protect nesting birds).
  • Enjoy spring wildflowers.
  • Check out the local OHV routes.

Key Ricardo Campground Regulations

  1. Wood collecting is not allowed, including twigs and leaves.
  2. Generators may only be operated from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
  3. Horses are not allowed in the campground.
  4. Parking is only permitted only within the lined areas at each campsite.

Nearby Campgrounds

Southern Inyo National Forest

Sequoia National Forest Campgrounds

Whitney Portal Area Campgrounds

Cottonwood-Horseshoe Meadow Campgrounds

Onion Valley Campgrounds

Ricardo Campground

Ricardo Campground in Red Rock Canyon State Park is set along the base of a dramatic cliff. Visitors to the park enjoy scenic desert cliffs, buttes and spectacular rock formations. The park is located on the eastern side of the southernmost tip of the Sierra Nevada, 92 miles south of Lone Pine.

Ricardo Campground has 50 campsites. Most of the sites are exposed with very little vegetation in the area. Sites can be windy. All campsites are first-come, first-served.

Ricardo Campground Basics
Ricardo Campground Location: Highway 14, 92 miles south of Lone Pine
Elevation: 2,600 feet
Mileage from gateway cities: Los Angeles - 120 miles
Bakersfield - 81 miles
Campground Open: year-round
Number of Sites: 50
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2, fee for 2nd vehicle
Pets: On leash, always attended, not allowed on trails
Mojave Sector Office: (661) 946-6092

No Reservations Available: First-come, first-served
Maximum Vehicle Length: 30 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: #1, #2, #6, and #45. Sites #1 and #2 have a shade Ramada over the picnic table.
Red Rock Canyon SP Accessible Features
Fees: $25 per night
Check-in, check-out: any time, Noon

Ricardo Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water, campfire center
Showers: No
Dump Station: No
Park Map: Red Rock Canyon State Park Map
Attractions near Ricardo Campground: Stop by the Visitor Center (closed during winter and summer months). Enjoy the many hiking trails in the park. Find shaded picnic tables. Enjoy seasonal interpretive programs. Join guided nature hikes in spring and fall.

Ricardo Campground, Red Rock Canyon  State Park, CA

Ricardo Campground


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