Thursday, February 16, 2017

Red Rock Canyon State Park

  The colorful formations of Red Rock Canyon have served as a background for movies and the canyon itself has sheltered Kawaiisu Indians, 20-mule team freight wagon teams as they transported borax from Death Valley, and the Arcane and Bennett families who got lost and almost died crossing Death Valley.

  The park has a small campground, a picnic area, a visitor center, hiking trails and 4 wheel drive roads.

The campground is in a scenic setting with cliffs towering over the sites. Amenities include water, vault toilets, tables and fire rings. The accessible sites are very good with wide, paved parking pads, paved paths to the toilets and water faucets, extended table tops and shade roofs over the tables.

         

  The visitor center wasn’t opened but it looks accessible. None of the trails are accessible due to loose sand.

The park website has the maximum RV length at 30’ but the sites looked like they could accommodate larger RVs.

Park    35.37308, -117.99102

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6 comments:

  1. I've never heard of this place. Did you stay here or boondock elsewhere? It looks like a great spot to camp and explore (as long as the OHV's were quiet). Are you on your way north again?

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    1. We stayed at Dove Springs (the OHV site) because it was really close but I think we'll stay at the park if we come this way again. The campground is nice and pretty reasonable for California - $25.00, I think.

      We're heading south to San Diego. We stayed at a really great free campground Wednesday night near Barstow but we got a bit worried about the rain and winds so we headed to town to wait out the weather. Review in a day or so - you'll like this one!

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  2. I just can't wait to get out west, again!!!

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    1. The scenery in the west sure is spectacular!

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  3. That is one California Park that I have not been to yet, and is on my list...and I was worried about you all with that weather hitting, glad you moved to Barstow. Be safe now...

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    1. We actually moved south to Victorville, a little closer to the storm and stayed in a Home Depot lot. It rained for hours but not hard. Someone drove into deep water about 3 miles from the Home Depot and drowned before they could be rescued but everything was fine where we were.

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