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21 Reviews of 1 Basin, California Campgrounds

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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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,…

Rich J.
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2021

Unique

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…

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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M
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…

J
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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R
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2020

Good times!!

This campground in Barstow has many things to do. Campground has full hookups first off. Next, they have a separate campground area for OHV campers and vehicles. Plenty of trails and some famous rock climbing just behind the hill. The ghost town is awesome to check out, kids love it. Pan for…

D T.
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2020

Awesome camping adventure

You can’t beat having a campsite AND you can enter the ghost town either by foot or drive to the ghost town’s parking lot. Your camping fees include all that. Very cute little town and lots to see.

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SmallRVLifestyle V.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2020

Calico is an old silver mining town in the desert

There are 253 different sites. There are primitive sites, only electric sites as well as full hook up sites. Section A came with the full hookup, I saw mainly large class A RVs parking there, probably came for a longer time. I took a space in camp B with only electricity, which is enough for me and…

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Month of VisitMarch
Albert  V.
Reviewed May. 29, 2019

Family camp

The campsite at Calico Ghost Town is nice with hook ups for RV and spaces for tent camping. Our boys scout troop spent a weekend October. The boys and their families enjoy touring the ghost town. We hiked around the area and on hills during the day. The facility has running water, restrooms and…

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Michael M.
Reviewed May. 16, 2019

Great for our scouts

But very rock to tent camp on. A ton of RV’s, so the noise was a premium. Great hiking into the mountain and mines.

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