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Most Recent Barstow Camping Reviews
good spot for desert hooligans

Easy access to the hot springs and no services to speak of. Basically a patch of dirt you can occupy for $10 a night. Loved it.

Nov. weekend trip.

We really enjoyed our weekend. We camped one night and explored/ hiked around the area. We also did the scenic drive. Very cool spot in the Mojave. We will be back.

More of a picnic area

THIS IS MORE OF A PICNIC AREA THAN A CAMP AREA, YOU CAN FISH HERE AS WELL, MAKE SURE TO READ ANY SIGNS TO MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT GET IN TROUBLE FOR CAMPING… I DID NOT SEE ANY SIGNS SAYING NO CAMPING BUT SIGNS ALWAYS CHANGE SO JUST CHECK THEM OUT. THEY DO HAVE TABLES, BATHROOMS, GRILLS AND TRASH CANS AND I CAN FOR SURE SEE YOU BEING ABLE TO PUT A TENT UP.. JUST CHECK AHEAD OF TIME AND HAVE A BACK UP PLAN JUST IN CASE… THEY RELABELED THIS PLACE AS PICNIC AREA/ RECREATION AREA SO JUST LOOK INTO IT… ON A SIDE NOTE RIGHT ACROSS THE TINY WATER AREA YOU CAN SEE CAPTAIN JOHNS MARINA AND I AM A HUGE FAN OF CAPTAIN JOHNS HARBOR AND MARINA THE ONLY REASON I EVEN KNOW ABOUT THIS PICNIC AREA IS FROM CAPTAIN JOHN HE EXPLAINED IT ALL TO ME AND THE CAMP AREA IS DISPERSED, PEOPLE HAVE BEEN THERE FOREVER CAMPING AND YES THEY TURNED IT INTO MORE OF A PICNIC AREA. ON A SIDE NOTE IF YOU GET TO CLOSE TO THE WATER AND DONT SEE SAND THAN YOUR BOUND TO STEP IN MUSHY MUD AND MUCK!! SO PAY ATTENTION!! YOU DONT HAVE ANY HOOK UPS AND NOT MUCH OF AN AREA FOR AN RV. YOU CAN ALWAYS HAVE A BACK UP PLAN AND CALL CAPTAIN JOHN AT HIS MARINA AND ASK IF YOU CAN CAMP OVER NIGHT OR FOR A FEW DAYS AND IM SURE HE WOULD ACCOMMODATE YOU… HIS PLACE IS AWESOME AND CLEAN!!! THE OTHER REVIEW SPOKE ABOUT HOW FAWSKIN IS THE ABSOLUTE MOST BREATH TAKING PLACE… SURE IS!!! BIG BEAR IN ALL IS … HOWEVER THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LAKE IS SO BUSY AND PACKED THAT ITS TO CLUTTERY… ILL POST SOME PICTURES FROM JOHNS MARINA…ALL OF BIG BEAR IS DOG FRIENDLY TOO!! ANYWAY CHEERS!!

Great spot

Really cool spot for the family. Clean bathrooms. Fresh spring water. Each site has a good amount of space but if you have neighbors you’ll be able to see them. We got lucky and went on a Sunday. It was almost empty. Camp hosts are very kind and helpful. They come around to talk about a couple rules and if you are respectful and follow those rules you won’t see them again. Really cool hiking trail to Jenks lake. Trail is 1.5 miles to the lake with a nice creek along the way

Fabulous camping!

Potable water. Toilets houses. BBQ. Fire pits. 5 mile washboard road in! Go slow! Dark nights. Very quiet. Clean.

Great mountain camping

We stayed here for the 4th, and the weather was great. Our site was large enough to fit a 24 foot trailer, truck, abd a car. The bathrooms and showers were clean, and the hosts were friendly. There is a hiking trail that goes out of camp and plenty of other options in the area. Also check out Jenks Lake

Fun for all

Took kids had a great time. Fished caught a tiny bass. Shade. Staff nice. Park for kids stream to play in. No entrance fee. Wristbands to fish and they do check. Lake beautiful. Lots of people for weekday. Great time.

Nice views of lake, quiet

The sites are well spaced, good tree cover. Very nice patch of land. Quiet. Lake Arrowhead Village is 4 miles away

Camping in the forest under large oak trees.

This campground has the atmosphere of camping in the forest with a couple of hiking trails and lots of shade. Clean restrooms. The camp was quiet and I was able to take my dog with me.

Perfect

Nice campground. No hookups. Great spot tucked away in the wood. Campsite 49/51 is right by the trail to hike and bike.