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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38 people have reviewed this location.

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Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 3G
4bars
Verizon Voice Only
2bars
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1bars
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3bars
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1bars
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1bars
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Occam Living
27' Airstream Globetrotter 2014 Toyota Tundra
6 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 8
Site Number: 7
“Amazing free camping”

Reviewed Nov 10, 2018

Overall Rating

We liked this place so much we came back the next weekend. In Oct the weather was perfect but I’ll bet the summers are brutal. There are a good # of spots with cement picnic tables and shade structures but they go quick. We got in on Thurs and found about half taken; everything filled up quickly on Friday. There is a ton of sport r... more

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0bars
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3bars
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HagePhoto
Anchorage, AK 27' Airstream International 2016 Chevy Tahoe
26 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7
“Perfect Campground for Rock Climbing”

Reviewed Oct 22, 2018

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Posted up here for a week of rock climbing. Love that you can walk straight from camp to all the climbing areas. No need to drive anywhere. Super busy on weekends.

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2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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Ro
Fort Worth, TX 38' Western recreational Alpine Coach 1998 Jeep Sahara
4 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 3

Ro would stay here again

“Awesome place to reconnect with desert and mountains ”

Reviewed Sep 15, 2018

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We have a class A Motorhome 38’ with tow. Road are easy to follow . We follow google map and it’s bring us here no problem. Clean, quiet. Remote from HWY noise and anything . Dry camping. Beautiful area for hiking or just chilling in nature. As soon you get off 247. It’s gravel road - take it’s slow and you will be fine .. easy in and ... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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SylviaK
24' Coachmen Catalina
7 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 2

SylviaK would stay here again

“Great FREE Campground!”

Reviewed Apr 25, 2018

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We were lucky to find a spot during the week. There were only 4 empty ones, and we arrived early in the afternoon. Clean campground, nice site, and very quiet overnight. Cell service was great. Can’t believe this hidden gem is free!

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4 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: N/A

@subtly_tuttle would stay here again

“Cant believe its Free: Overall Amazing”

Reviewed Apr 25, 2018

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Boondocking with a 4-door sedan. Would recommend taking highway 247. A friend tried to take a "shortcut" on Google maps and it led to a rock slide with no passage. No signage to the road pathway, just follow Google. The road is fairly bumpy, so just drive slower haha. But once arrived, its kind of hard to believe this place is free. Th... more

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4bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

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Fulltimexplorer
Louisville, KY 21' Keystone Springdale Summerland Mini 2008 Toyota 4runner
24 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 2
“One of the nicest free spots”

Reviewed Apr 18, 2018

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Very satisfued with this campground. Sites are nice and spread out with fire pits and a grill with picnic table and gazebo. We have plenty of service to communicate online and theres lots see and check out right here. Supposedly theres a few hiking trails towadss the back we didnt get a chance to see but we will definitely be back on o... more

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 11

Reviewed Apr 08, 2018

Overall Rating

A shangrila. Overnighted midweek No one else in our vicinity. Clean site. Somewhat level. Vault toilet clean with toilet paper. We hiked/bouldered up high. Star gazed on a clear night. Good Verizon connection. 1.5 miles off Hwy247. No signage at turnoff. Used GPS; accurate. Note @16-17 miles south from Barsto... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Gord
BC, Canada 31' Rockwood
27 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

Gord would stay here again

“Watch were you drive”

Reviewed Apr 02, 2018

Overall Rating

A very nice place with the following caveats: When we were driving around looking for a spot we ended up down a road that didn't have a turn around, well, it had a turn around but the turn around was full of parked cars. So we had to back our 30' fifth wheel to find a spot to turn it around. The other comment we'd make is the rather ... more

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1bars
AT&T 3G

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6 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 7

FREEROAMINGBUS would stay here again

“Well maintained free BLM Campground”

Reviewed Mar 28, 2018

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We were pleasantly surprised by how nice this campground was. Everything is in great shape and feels newer. Each site has a concrete picnic table that is covered, a grill, and a concrete fire pit. Excellent surrounding rocks to climb and explore. The pit toilets were very clean! These sites cannot be reserved and are first come firs... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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9 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 7

gla would stay here again

“Best BLM we've seen so far in CA”

Reviewed Mar 09, 2018

Overall Rating

Defined campsites with firepits, BBQ,and shaded picnic tables in every site. Surrounded by interesting rock formation popular with climbers. Extremely quiet and very clean. Also had pit toilets that were clean and toilet paper provided. Road in has a bit of washboarding but is only 1 1/2 miles on dirt.

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2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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

Reviewed Apr 15, 2018

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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.

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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

Sawtooth Canyon Campground | BLM | Barstow | California This was my campsite at Sawtooth Campground, a BLM camp as well as a destinatio...

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

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