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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41 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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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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Teddi & Roger
Kent, WA 33' National Trop-i-cal T330 2007 Honda CRV
127 reviews
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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
2 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
10 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
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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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HagePhoto
Anchorage, AK 27' Airstream International 2016 Chevy Tahoe
35 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
5 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

Overall Rating

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 22' Keystone Springdale Mini Toyota 4Runner
34 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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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...

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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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