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65 Reviews of 10 Basin, California Campgrounds

JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2021

Quiet desert spot

Pleasantly surprised by the well maintained spots, cleanliness and very quiet. We just stopped for a night while passing through. Easy to find and get to. My son loved all the rocks for his RC crawler.

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Month of VisitJuly
S
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2021

Quiet & Safe

We decided on this campground because it was nearby when we felt we needed to setup camp for the night on our drive from L.A. to Vegas after spending the day at Universal. We’ve stayed at 4 other free camping areas during our roadtrip so far and this is my favorite. Sure it doesn’t provide creeks…

Siteunknown
Month of VisitJuly
Sean S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 28, 2021

One of my favs

I love this place so much. It’s far enough from town to have an amazing but close to a gas station if needed.

Not a ton of traffic at night. Sadly this place was victim of the recent fire and a lot of the awesome Joshua trees are black and look dead. I still love it.

Month of VisitMarch
Sean S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 27, 2021

Great spot

This site is great. It’s right up against the side of the hillside which helps with shade. This is right off the Mojave road which was well traveled the day we were there. Groups of Jeep’s and trucks came by what seemed like every hour.

You will have cell service at this location. The area has…

Month of VisitJune
Amber G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 26, 2021

This is free??

How awesome! Covered picnic tables. Nice big fire pits with grate for cooking. Playground, trails and boulders to climb. Nice stop between Joshua Tree and Sequoia. And it's FREE! Well, for now anyway. I showed up late at night and was the only camper but all the others' trash was left behind.…

Siteunsure
Month of VisitJune
AThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 10, 2021

Desert solitude

I stayed 1 night (5/7/21) in a roof top tent on my Jeep. I didn’t see anyone else at any of the other sites that I checked out & only had one vehicle drive by in the morning as I was packing up. Very quiet & peaceful, though it was quite windy throughout the night. Lots of burnt Joshua…

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Month of VisitJune
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
DThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2021

Diamond in the Desert

Incredible spot. The coordinates from this page took me right to what I think was the best campsite, although there were several more further up the road. A couple sites have big jumbo rocks, which were great wind protection and perfect to climb up on to watch the sunset. Lots of beautiful joshua…

Month of VisitMay
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…

N
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2021

We shall return

Long road in need of grading. Glad we stuck with it once we arrived. Privacy, fire rings, standing grills, table, but most importantly quiet. A few sites have fantastic views. No running water, so we brought our own. The pit toilets are very clean. We preferred this to Hole in the Wall down…

  • Coffee break
  • Sunrise
  • Our campsite
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…

Sam W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2021

Great place for astrophotography

Main Amboy Crater Parking Lot does not allow overnight camping, but their overflow parking area does. Overflow parking is asphalt but has dirt edges you can pitch a tent on. Otherwise, there were dirt areas we camped at. Gets crowded during new moon weekends, and can get windy.

Had AT&T…

Meghan The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2021

Cool historical spot to stop for the night on the Mojave Road

This designated dispersed camping area is at 17 Mile Point, the approximate halfway point on the Mojave Rd between Soda Springs and Marl Springs. Just west of the point is a dry camp where pioneers and freighters would stop for the night. This route was particularly brutal for travelers heading…

  • You will be really happy you aren't on a mule cart getting there.
  • Perfect windbreak and shade spot
  • The Mojave sunsets are perfection
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Month of VisitApril
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,…

Alma L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2021

Incredible Find! Sand Dunes

We left Death Valley and needed a place to crash with two small kids and an RV, we saw some dunes with a couple campers on a ridge and decided to check it out. It’s actually BLM land for OHV vehicles which meant loads of fun watching dune buggies on the dunes, tons of space and incredible night…

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