Sawtooth Canyon Campground

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Barstow Rd. Lucerne Valley, CA 92356 760-252-6000 Official Website

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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46 people have reviewed this location.

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Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 3G
4bars
Verizon Voice Only
2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
1bars
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3bars
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1bars
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oldmangranite
Valencia, CA 23' Pleasure Way Plateau TS
6 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: NA
“Crowded, but a cool vibe”

Reviewed Jul 27, 2019

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Stayed here May 19-21. Decent road in, washboardy but easily navigated in our rig at 10 MPH. We arrived at 6 PM on a weeknight to very limited site selection. After a couple rings around the rosie, found a site that was old roadbed and settled in near level, with plenty of outside room. It is the most westerly site next to the first ... more

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1bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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oldmangranite
Valencia, CA 23' Pleasure Way Plateau TS
6 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: NA
“Crowded, but a cool vibe”

Reviewed Jul 27, 2019

Overall Rating

Stayed here May 19-21. Decent road in, washboardy but easily navigated in our rig at 10 MPH. We arrived at 6 PM on a weeknight to very limited site selection. After a couple rings around the rosie, found a site that was old roadbed and settled in near level, with plenty of outside room. It is the most westerly site next to the first ... more

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1bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3

Mindy would stay here again

“Fantastic!”

Reviewed Apr 07, 2019

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Fabulous campground. Road in is a little rough, but made it fine with my class C. Lots of walking trails. No OHV allowed. Lots of climbers in the park. Fun to watch. Beautiful area, starry nights, quiet too.

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

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1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Dave would stay here again

“Beautiful campground with nice picnic tables and rocks to climb”

Reviewed Mar 29, 2019

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Stubbles upon this place. Beautiful campground. Dry camping only. Nestled in big rocks that we came to find out draw rock climbers from all over. The only bummer was the broken glass. Not dangerous but littered all over.

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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BuckeyeCruisers
Strongsville, OH 24' Forest River Forester
20 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 11

BuckeyeCruisers would stay here again

“Outstanding Boondocking”

Reviewed Mar 23, 2019

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We found this BLM land to be the epitome of boondocking sites. Haul out whatever you bring in. The vault toilets were cleaned every day. The scenery is terrific, and it’s a very popular place for rock climbers. We would gladly stay here again. Our Verizon cell service was excellent and good enough for streaming. The road in was a bit r... more

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Teddi & Roger
Kent, WA 33' National Trop-i-cal T330 2007 Honda CRV
139 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 3

Teddi & Roger would stay here again

“Exceptional BLM campground with surprising amenities considering it’s FREE!”

Reviewed Mar 06, 2019

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Lot’s of reviews and photos of Sawtooth Canyon, so I’ll just quickly add my 2cents. We loved it here!! Loved parking among the boulders, loved the peace and quiet, loved the spectacular night sky, loved that it was well maintained, and loved that it was free! We arrived on a Saturday afternoon and still managed to snag a campsite ... more

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Tammy
Paso Robles, CA 25' Airstream International GMC 2500 HD
5 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3

Tammy would stay here again

“Best part of our trip!”

Reviewed Jan 20, 2019

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Amazed to find this gem hidden off the beaten path. Everything we read was right on in regards to finding it and everything else. It was beautiful, clean (except for all the glass) with great hiking and climbing. We had planned to spend our trip at Joshua Tree after one day there the government shut down the park so we did some quick r... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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11 reviews
Nightly rate: $6
Days stayed: 2

Mark would stay here again

“Excellent ”

Reviewed Jan 01, 2019

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Stunning topography, very easy access off the highway. Internet/cell service was very spotty. It came and went and was site dependent for strength of signal.

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1bars
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Occam Living
27' Airstream Globetrotter 2014 Toyota Tundra
18 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 8
Site Number: 7
“Amazing free camping”

Reviewed Nov 10, 2018

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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
AT&T
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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HagePhoto
Anchorage, AK 27' Airstream International Ford Super Duty F-250 Lariat
45 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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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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Go Around the Bend: Almond Orchards and Orange Groves

As we left Grandma’s on Wednesday, 2/27, we saw the aftermath of the nearly 8 inches of rain that had fallen in the last two days. In the valley some roads and vineyards were flooded.  Even more ra...

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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