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
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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27 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G
3bars
Verizon 3G
4bars
Verizon Extended
2bars
AT&T 4G
2bars
T-Mobile 4G
1bars
T-Mobile 3G
1bars
T-Mobile Extended
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AlVie AlBums
Ladysmith, WI
25 Airstream International
2014 Ford F150
93 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

AlVie AlBums would stay here again

“We will come back”

Reviewed Feb 15, 2018

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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
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Go That Road
MN
34 Hawkins Motor Coach Aerosport Special Edition
14 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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Nightly rate: $3
Days stayed: 4

ButtersandBambi would stay here again

“Catch the sunrise if you can!”

Reviewed Feb 10, 2018

Overall Rating

We lucked out and found a spot near the entrance (despite it being a long weekend.) Since our trailer is only 19 feet, we were able to squeeze into the spot. I don’t think the spot was made for a trailer because it didn’t have a number or table. However, it did have a fire ring, which we used every day. Our site had broken glass so... more

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0bars
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Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 11

TwoGypsiesWandering would stay here again

“Climbing, cell service, toilets, a picnic table with roof, grills”

Reviewed Nov 27, 2017

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This was pretty dang luxurious. I came on a Sunday and had a ton of spots to choose from. Seemed like almost all of the sites had Verizon cell service - not all, but most - and was even able to stream video. Bring your own toilet paper because the toilets were completely out. So many climbing spots. It was pretty windy the first day I ... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G

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Road it up

35 Bluebird Wanderlodge 1984
1987 Volkswagon Vanagon Syncro Wesfalia
77 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 2

Road it up would stay here again

“One of our favorite free campground!”

Reviewed Oct 24, 2017

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You will have to drive around to find the best spots for signal. Sites 2 and 3 had great Verizon signal. The sites just behind the rocks don’t have signal (4-5-6), but the ones further at the back seemed to have good signal too. It is tricky to find your way around when you come in the dark. Either park in a pull out like we did and go... more

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3bars
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This is how we roll

29 Coachmen Freedom Express
2010 Ford F150
8 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 2
“Sweet BLM Campground ”

Reviewed Oct 09, 2017

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Visited 10/5/17. Quiet. Peaceful and perfectly designed campground. The surrounding landscape is breathtaking. Most campsites are very private. There are 16 sites, two pull thru, campground is opened all year round. Each site has a picnic table, grill, and fire pit. There are vault toilets. No potable water or dump station available on... more

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3bars
T-Mobile 4G

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The Aluminum Life

35 Airstream Classic33
2018 Ford Platinum F-350
14 reviews
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 6

The Aluminum Life would stay here again

“Hidden Gem”

Reviewed Sep 22, 2017

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We first passed the road even though the GPS was telling us to turn. After turning around we ventured down this road that had no signs indicating there was a campground. If it wasn't for the reviews we read we wouldn't have ventured any further without exploring first with our bikes. Thank goodness for the reviews as the description... more

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2bars
Verizon 4G

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The Roamans

24 Itasca Navion
4 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3

The Roamans would stay here again

“Our favorite BLM experience so far”

Reviewed Sep 20, 2017

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It was quiet, with only two other campers there on a Monday. The campground was clean and well maintained. You have your own pavilion, fire pit and BBQ. Pit toilets nearby. We hiked up a few mountains and saw over the canyon. It was truly stunning scenery. The quiet was much needed. The only downfall was the one bar of T-mobile and one... more

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1bars
AT&T 4G
1bars
T-Mobile 4G

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scottjan85
Apple Valley, CA
9 Little Guy Trailers Meerkat
2016 Honda CR-V
3 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 7 and 8

scottjan85 would stay here again

“Great campground to get in touch with nature”

Reviewed May 10, 2017

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Dry camping made easy. Got there at 7 a.m. on a Friday in mid-April and campground was half full. We went with family so we were able to get two sites together. No facilities other than pit toilets at both ends of the campground which some of us walked or drove to....."toilet runs" as we called them. They are kept clean but toilet pap... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G

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Kurt Kuhl

37 Jayco Seneca 36FK
2015 Jeep Rubicon
3 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 6
Site Number: 6

Kurt Kuhl would stay here again

“Great spot to spend a few days exploring the mountains and 4wheel drive trails”

Reviewed May 04, 2017

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I arrived on a Monday and there was only 3-4 others in the campground, most were climbers. There were only a few spots that would work well for a large rig, mine is 38' long. I chose site 6, which is in a string of 3 sites in a pretty open area nestled against the mountains. Had some weekender campers on Friday and Saturday night, b... more

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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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