Owl Canyon Campground

BLM

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28267 Rainbow-Basin
Barstow, CA 92311
760-252-6000
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GPS: 35.0213, -117.0217

Last Price Paid: $6
Number of Sites: 35
Pad Type: dirt
Elevation: 3046 ft
Max Stay: 14
Max Length: 35 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

19 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
2bars
Verizon 3G
2bars
Verizon Voice Only
3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
2bars
AT&T Voice Only
1bars
Sprint 4G/LTE
2bars
T-Mobile 3G
Weboost
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Teddi & Roger
Kent, WA
33 National Trop-i-cal T330
2007 Honda CRV
119 reviews
Nightly rate: $6
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 24

Teddi & Roger would stay here again

“What a gem! A lovely, spacious BLM campground with hiking trails, great views, and only $6 a night. But you have to work for it – nearly 5 miles of washboard dirt road in and no water for now.”

Reviewed May 01, 2018

Overall Rating

Owl Canyon was a great find. Other than the long, bumpy road in (doable, just go slow) we really enjoyed our stay. I do suggest staying more than one night to make the washboard worthwhile. It also gives you time for the Owl Canyon Hike, the scenic drive through Rainbow Basin, and a run into Barstow. The campground is well laid out... more

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1bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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SylviaK

24 Coachmen Catalina
7 reviews
Nightly rate: $6
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 27

SylviaK would stay here again

“Awesome Views”

Reviewed Apr 25, 2018

Overall Rating

Dirt road was washboard, but no problem. Campground was probably half full. The group campsite had a large geology student group in tents, but our site was far enough away to keep it quiet. It was windy there when we arrived, but we had a storm front going through. Sites were clean, but toilet near our spot was out of TP. Our s... more

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9 reviews
Nightly rate: $6
Days stayed: 1

Kelcody86 would stay here again

“Can’t beat this for the price!”

Reviewed Mar 21, 2018

Overall Rating

We stayed here for one night on our way from Kings canyon to Las Vegas. It is pretty remote and the road in is a little bumpy, but it shouldn’t deter you from traveling out to it. They have covered picnic tables, clean vault toilets, and fire pits. There were about five other campers there and the sites were big and nicely spaced. The ... more

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1bars
Sprint 4G/LTE

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Kurts Family Travels

31 Thor ACE 30.3
2013 Jeep Wrangler JKU
35 reviews
Nightly rate: $6
Days stayed: 3

Kurts Family Travels would stay here again

“Rough access road but worth it!”

Reviewed Mar 20, 2018

Overall Rating

The other reviews about the road into this campground being rough are correct! Nearly 5 miles of washboard. It's worth it, though. Each site has a fire pit, grill, and covered picnic table. There are clean vault toilets. The sites are generous and range from tent only to large enough for a bigger size rig to fit into. I don't know i... more

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2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
0bars
T-Mobile

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Grovester

28 Forester
5 reviews
Nightly rate: $6
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 27
“Peaceful and remote ”

Reviewed Mar 04, 2018

Overall Rating

Terrible washboard road getting to the campground. Nice clean sites. There were only 3 other sites being used on a Monday I loved it but the wife didn't so we won't be returning. Too remote for her.

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WanderB's
Gig Harbor, WA
30 Jayco Precept
5 reviews
Nightly rate: $6
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 21

WanderB's would stay here again

“Well worth the bumpy road in - camping in a colorful valley”

Reviewed Feb 22, 2018

Overall Rating

Off season and we were one of three other hearty souls as it dropped to under 25 degrees st night in the the desert. The campground was well laid out even for larger rigs (we made it in towing our Jeep) and you can’t beat the hike that starts right from the end of the campground.

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4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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Lovin Livin RVin
OR
24 Lance 1985
2000 Chevy Silverado 1500
19 reviews
Nightly rate: $6
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 15

Lovin Livin RVin would stay here again

“Hidden Gen outside of Barstow, CA”

Reviewed Dec 13, 2017

Overall Rating

We really like this campground the biggest downside is the 3+ miles of washboard road to get here. It will test your bladder and your desire to get to the campground. But once you're here you forget all about it until it comes time to leave. Bring your food and drinks because you won't want to have to run to town back on that road u... more

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2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
1bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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1 review
Nightly rate: $6
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 5

Ash would stay here again

“Beautiful Spot”

Reviewed Nov 23, 2017

Overall Rating

The road to the campground is pretty rough- very bumpy. We pulled up at night and were amazed by the views in the morning. The bathrooms are nothing special, but seemed fairly clean.

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3bars
T-Mobile 3G

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Vincent
Napa, CA
25 Airstream Flying Cloud
2004 Ford F150
4 reviews
Nightly rate: $3
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 27
“Nice place to see the stars.”

Reviewed Oct 16, 2017

Overall Rating

Nice place when the schools are not present. Hiking, geology. Fossils are all here.

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2bars
Verizon 3G

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1 review
Nightly rate: $6
Days stayed: 1

Shell would stay here again

“Remote and great sites”

Reviewed Oct 07, 2017

Overall Rating

For $6 a night this is a gem. The campsites are spacious. All have pavilions and fire pits. I found a lot of flies and bees when I arrived but as soon as I started my fire they were gone. I did notice a lot of garbage and screws and nails at my site. Had to pick it up before my dogs walked around. The drive in was about 4 miles ... more

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2bars
Verizon Voice Only

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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