Sawtooth Canyon Campground

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Barstow Rd.
Lucerne Valley, CA 92356
760-252-6000
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GPS: 34.6703, -116.984

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 14
Pad Type: dirt
Elevation: 3591 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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36 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 3G
4bars
Verizon Voice Only
2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
1bars
AT&T 3G
3bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE
1bars
T-Mobile 3G
1bars
T-Mobile Voice Only
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A. Christensen
SD
Chevrolet Express 2500
44 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

A. Christensen would stay here again

“Too bad the campground isn't bigger”

Reviewed Mar 29, 2017

Overall Rating

I was here midweek at the end of March and it was mostly full. Spring vacationers, I suppose, but not the least bit noisy. I got a good spot, though. Coming from the south there was no signage for the turnoff. In fact, the turnoff is barely visible until you're almost on top of it. If I hadn't been watching my GPS, and known there was ... more

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Todd
CA
31 Holiday Rambler Admiral SE
6 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 2 (I think)

Todd would stay here again

“Great solitude not to far away...”

Reviewed Mar 27, 2017

Overall Rating

Stayed one night here. Got there around 1pm on a Saturday and most of the 17 sites were taken (only 2 left). The largest group site was taken by Boy Scouts, and I would think that would be pretty normal for such type groups as it would support larger communal type campers. It is a very peaceful campground and only about 1 mile off t... more

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Location
Cleanliness
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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
4bars
Verizon 3G
4bars
Verizon Voice Only

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KenneysSeeAmerica

30 Airstream International
2016 Chevy Silverado 2500
121 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 6

KenneysSeeAmerica would stay here again

“Free BLM sites with picnic table and shelter”

Reviewed Mar 22, 2017

Overall Rating

Hard to believe that this campground is free. We pulled in on Sunday and there were only 3 open sites. Lots of campers come here for rock climbing. Each site had a picnic table with a patio and shade shelter. There is also a nice masonry BBQ and fire pit. The campground is down a 1 mile gravel road. Part of it is washboard and ... more

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Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
1bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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26 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 6
Site Number: 7

Restlessbynature would stay here again

“A wonderful campground just 1.1 miles of CA 247”

Reviewed Feb 27, 2017

Overall Rating

This is a 14 day BLM camping area, a favorite of rock climbers. There's some good hiking and great views of Lucerne valley and Stoddard Valley on CA 247. I had Verizon 2 Bar LTE but no digital TV reception at my sight. Easy access. I stopped in the first large area and walked around for a compatible site for my rig. Weekends can be bus... more

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Cleanliness
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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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2pupsncat
Guffey, CO
24 Forest River Sunseeker 2400S MBS
4 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 14
Site Number: 6

2pupsncat would stay here again

“Awesome, amazing place.”

Reviewed Feb 15, 2017

Overall Rating

This place is amazing. My first boondocking experience in my new 2017 Forest River 2400S MBS RV. I came down highway 247. When the GPS (Google Maps) says to turn...TURN! :) Or you will miss it. The road looks a bit sketchy. I was like..hmmm what am I getting my self into. The first mile is a country road that is rough but nothing to ba... more

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Location
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Noise
1bars
T-Mobile 3G
1bars
T-Mobile Voice Only

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Yogalebrity
Las Vegas, NV
17 Coachman Viking
2012 Nissan Xterra
31 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 5

Yogalebrity would stay here again

“Not every site has cell service ”

Reviewed Jan 31, 2017

Overall Rating

Do be aware, we read the other reviews that had mobile service and it depends on what site you park in. Also AT&T and Verizon were both on what we only know to call a circle of signal. To us, that means we have signal in and out. Site 5 had zero AT&T signal. We didn't check our T-Mobile. We just assumed there was no signal for that. ... more

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

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Loup407
Fruita, CO
25 Earthroamer
2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser
41 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 3

Loup407 would stay here again

“Nice find”

Reviewed Jan 02, 2017

Overall Rating

Between Christmas and New Years we needed a place to hang out, this place filled the bill. It was mostly empty, and very quiet. No services, other than pit toilets. Enough cell service to stay in touch. Some hiking, although it appears to be a popular climbing place.
We really liked this place.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Jeff-n-Deb
Dewey, AZ
25 Airstream Flying Cloud
2017 Ford F 250
28 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 7

Jeff-n-Deb would stay here again

“A beautiful (Free) spot near Barstow”

Reviewed Nov 21, 2016

Overall Rating

This BLM campground is ringed with stunning jagged hills, hence the name "Sawtooth". You can hike to the top or do some climbing if that's your preference. We talked to some folks who were hiking up to meditate. Just a quiet spot with something other than a flat desert horizon. Others have commented on the rude host. Well we were t... more

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Cleanliness
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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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HagePhoto
Anchorage, AK
27 Airstream International
2016 Chevy Tahoe
23 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4

HagePhoto would stay here again

Reviewed Jun 06, 2016

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Noise

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sjp
Redmond, WA
30 Arctic Fox 27-5L 5th wheel
2018 Northern Lite 9-6QSE Truck Camper
28 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 14

sjp would stay here again

“Beautiful desert views and quiet!”

Reviewed Mar 02, 2016

Overall Rating

We camped at Sawtooth Canyon Campground while en route from the pacific northwest to Mesa Arizona. After several nights at crowded and expensive RV parks we wanted to save some money and have a few nights of privacy and quiet. We found both at Sawtooth Canyon campground. The campground is about a mile off of the highway and the a... more

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Noise
2bars
Verizon 3G
3bars
Verizon Voice Only

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Days stayed: 0
“if you love hipsters this is your spot”

Reviewed Apr 15, 2018

Overall Rating

Aggravating washboard road leads to limited awesome looking sites full of hipsters and tourists that don’t want to pay to visit. Oh, and also pretend rock climbers. Yucky.

Access
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Cleanliness
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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Land Cruising Adventure: Sawtooth Canyon Campground | BLM | Barstow | California

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

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