Sawtooth Canyon Campground

BLM

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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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35 people have reviewed this location.

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Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G
3bars
Verizon 3G
4bars
Verizon Extended
2bars
AT&T 4G
1bars
AT&T 3G
3bars
T-Mobile 4G
1bars
T-Mobile 3G
1bars
T-Mobile Extended
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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

Overall Rating

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

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

Reviewed Apr 18, 2018

Overall Rating

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

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1 review
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

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Gord
BC, Canada
31 Rockwood
21 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

Overall Rating

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

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5 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

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RudiOnTheRoad
Forest Knolls, CA
16 Airstream International Signature Bambi
14 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

RudiOnTheRoad would stay here again

“Super BLM Campground!”

Reviewed Feb 20, 2018

Overall Rating

This is a great stopover en route to Joshua Tree from the North. Short washboardy gravel road in to a well maintained free campground, each with fore pit and shade structure. Convenient access from 247. Climbers might want to stay for a few days. Some good bouldering and easy climbs. For Cell service, you might have to climb up some ro... more

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2bars
AT&T 4G

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AlVie AlBums
Ladysmith, WI
25 Airstream International
2014 Ford F150
100 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

AlVie AlBums would stay here again

“We will come back”

Reviewed Feb 15, 2018

Overall Rating

This is a great place to nestle in amongst the rocks. If you aren’t too big. Very quiet with a beautiful night sky. Pit toilets were clean enough. But no TP. We are 25 feet and weren’t sure if we could land here, but lucked into a spot we could pull into and easily level without unhooking. The road in is not bad at all. A camper on the... more

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3bars
AT&T 4G

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Go That Road
MN
34 Hawkins Motor Coach Aerosport Special Edition
15 reviews
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 3
“Fancy Pants Primitive Camping”

Reviewed Feb 11, 2018

Overall Rating

To begin with the journey in: It's a one mile gravel road from Highway 247 and it's easy to miss. Google Maps will take you right there if you plug in "Sawtooth Canyon Campground", and it will also give you a nice satellite view so you can figure out how and where the sites are arranged. There is a very large staging area off to the l... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G

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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

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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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