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Hinkley, California

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31 Reviews of 8 Hinkley, California Campgrounds

Reviewed Jul. 21, 2021

Cleanest National Forest Campground

Real toilets and urinal puts this site at the top. Relatively small site with maybe 20 spots. All are well distanced, easy to setup in and there is a running water faucet for clean outs. Tucked kinda away and 40 minutes from Big Bear Lake it's not the most convenient place to be.

Month of VisitAugust
Melissa M.
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2021

Nice campground

We stayed here for the weekend, the only issue is the gates around the lake and the fact that you can no longer cook off in the spring. The other issue is how many ground squirrels there were! I ended up with two in my tent and one in my van! Very unsettling. There is also a great lack of shade.…

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Month of VisitJuly
Kelly Anne  M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2021

Worth your bucklist!

Super fun place to visit with the hot springs trail. Went in January with snowfall, hardly any campers and nature all around! Two nights are perfect.

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Month of VisitFebruary
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2021

Out in the middle of no where....

My family would camp here once a year for 4-5 days.  It is dispersed camping, so there are no hookups or designated sites.  It is primarily for off road enthusiasts, however, we just came out here to enjoy the desert and go for walks.  We would usually go toward the end of the year when it is not…

Month of VisitDecember
Reviewed May. 10, 2021

A place to stay if you must.

Full hookups, concrete pads, picnic tables. Many full time campers parked with junk around them. The grounds need a ton of cleanup. Not the safest feeling being in this park.

Month of VisitJune
Jake P.
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2021

No shade, go in the cooler months

Really good site. Showers, pit toilet, running water, but it's 10$ a night. Hardly any shade unless you get a good site. However they have glamping tents and even own personal hotsprings for a ridiculous fee. I didn't stay there. There is supposed to be blm land around there but everyone keeps it a…

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Siteback site by the beginning of the trail
Month of VisitMay
07JKRedrock S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2021

Felt like I was in a sci-fi flick

Really enjoyed staying at the Pinnacles over the weekend. Free BLM dispersed camping here, so bring everything you need and take everything with you when you leave.

The landscape is like no other. Felt like Skywalker or Spock was going to walk around a formation at any minute. Very cool vibes out…

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Sitedispersed spots
Month of VisitMay
CThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2021

On another planet

Camping here was totally worth it! If dispersed camping is what you’re looking for you’re in luck. We drove in and found camping pretty easily on a Saturday evening. 360 views no matter what spot you choose. Definitely plan on setting up camp before sunset so you can get a good spot to watch from…

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Month of VisitMay
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2021

Good start

Dry, clean, every spot level, good cell service

Jodi K.
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2021

Wrong Pin

This pin took me to private property and the owner wasn't too happy about it and me being there. The actual Owl Canyon Campground is down the road to the East of the pin. There are two pins for Owl Canyon Campground, one is correct and this one listed as Rainbow Basin Owl Canyon Campground is…

Dan X.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2021

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.

Month of VisitAugust
Brittney  C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2020

seen it and enjoyed it... dispersed

Been there done that, personally, I don't need to go back. STUNNING AS CAN BE. and it was neat teaching my kids about desert wildlife and what to look out for, my kiddo was all obsessed with this rattlesnake sign and was tripped out for days lol. Anyway, it's just dispersed camping so bring…

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Michele H.
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2020

Fabulous camping!

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

Reviewed Aug. 15, 2020

Cozy & Quirky (In the best way)

This was a cozy little place. Many long stay residents and seemingly some part time houses which honestly makes it reliably quiet and peaceful. Very friendly hosting staff. Quirky because it feels like you’re staying at someone’s cabin. There’s an outdoor tool shop at the front, a little fish…

Julien E.
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2020

Quiet, Peaceful, Serene

This was an excellent camping experience.  We arrived, and there was only one other camping party in the whole campground.  Our host was very welcoming, offered some local flavor, and was happy to drive over some firewood bundles, even if we weren't there during the day, she just delivered the…

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