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Basin, California

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35 Reviews of 2 Basin, California Campgrounds

LThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2021

Just perfect

Great sites. Not crowded. Absolutely gorgeous landscapes. Road was a bit rough on the way in though😀

Month of VisitAugust
NThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2021

Been coming here since I was a kid!

Absolutely love Calico and Ghost Town! There’s something for everyone. Explore the caves and tunnels, ride off road, visit the ghost town and shops or just hang around the campfire. I always look forward to our annual trips!

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Month of VisitJanuary
Cantrell C.
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2021

Worth the visit

We stayed in one of the tiny cabins on the campground. This place was so much fun for my three little boys! The ghost town is right up the hill. It was extremely windy the day we arrived but we still explored. We will be coming back! Next time we will plan on walking the trails, too! I loved…

JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2021

Small but Scenic Desert Campground

As other reviewers mentioned, most of the campground is tucked into a narrow sort of canyon just below the Ghost Town. Sites are tightly packed and simple but the proximity to the ghost town, nearby OHV trails, and the ability to walk up out of the canyon for views make this a great spot. There’s…

Allison M.
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2021

Great location, zero privacy

If you have to camp near Barstow, this is a good place for a week-day stay. Calico ghost town was a fun spot for our kids, not too busy on a week day in the spring though I’m sure it can be crazy (and hot) at other times. The campsites were hit or miss. We staid in a tent site which was tiny,…

JMark H.
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2021

Windy 3/13/21

Road in is all washboard. Just before campground there is a dry creek where road could be a challenge for low clearance rigs. Pulled in around noon on a Saturday and there were plenty of sites. By Sunday every site was taken. Hiking trail was cool. Stayed 1 night. Cost is $6/night

Rich J.
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2021


Cool little campground. Spaces are typical desert with dirt, rock, and a few miscellaneous trees. Campground is in a narrow canyon. Clean bathrooms. The Calico ghost town is worth seeing.

Corey O.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2021

Wait till Post-Covid

I’d give this a 3 star during COVID but it’s probably closer to a 3.5 star post-COVID if not a 4* for kiddos!

The grounds themselves are OK; not much to look at. The bathrooms were old and a bit dirty. The ghost town is walking distance through a short cut or you can quickly drive over to the…

Laura M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2021

Peaceful and quiet

This is a large campground with many vault toilets throughout (approx one building with one-two unisex toilets for every 3 campsites). There are smooth paved pathways to most of the toilets. 

There are also 3 basic playgrounds in this campground, as well as several water faucets (non threaded…

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Month of VisitMarch
Brittney  B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2021

Super cool little spot

Talk about good times!! Get dirty as you can and have a blast doing it!! Razrrrr city!! Super cool ghost town, and really family friendly! Clean bathrooms and well maintained. You can fill up your propane here and dump your rig if needed. This place has cool little mining caves and a cool train…

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Brittney  B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2021

Good times and Good people

This little town is dope for sure... it's off the beaten path and it's one hell of a time boy!

Great for families for sure!!! Bathrooms could be a little improved but over a super dope place with plenty of history and cool stuff to get into!! It's a must you check it out! Stay a night or two and…

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Mary W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2021

I spent 14 days here over the Christmas Holiday, not very busy and has beautiful vistas. Bathrooms are vault but well maintained. There is only a handful of water sources and none at the horse camp which is approx 1/2 mile from the major campground. For $6 a day you can't beat it.

Nice level spots with reasonable distance from other campers. The horse campground has no water and is about 1/2 mile from the main campground which has a handful of water stations. Vault toilets which are well maintained. I stayed 14 days alone in a travel trailer and felt very safe. The BLM…

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Chad M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2020


We were heading from Newport Beach CA to Lake Havasu AZ and were wanting to split up the drive by camping with our 1987 VW Westfalia somewhere in Barstow.

Did lots of research and landed here at Owl Canyon on BLM land. We weren’t disappointed. It was perfect. We went in late December so spots…

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Reviewed Nov. 13, 2020

So much fun

We stayed here with family who had an RV. At the time, we didn’t so we rented one of the cabins. They have bunks, a bed AC and heat and that’s it. Lol. You have to use the public restrooms and showers. It was raining and super cold when we stayed here but one of the days it cleared up and we walked…

Reviewed Oct. 27, 2020

Desert Fun

This Covid summer my family and I took two trips out to the Calico Ghost Town campground. The first was over Fathers day weekend and the second at the end of September. We had a great time despite the over 100 degree weather. Because there are so few people the wildlife is abundant. It was nice to…

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Month of VisitOctober

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