Calico Ghost Town

Last Updated on December 13, 2022

Address: Barstow, CA 92311
Phone: (800) 862-2542

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Calico is an old silver mining town in the desert that has been around since the late 1800’s. It is a charming little town with lots of history. A whole day family fun. The campground is walking distance from the town entrance.

There are 253 different sites. There are primitive sites, only electric sites as well as full hook up sites. Section A came with the full hookup, I saw mainly large class A RVs parking there, probably came for a longer time. I took a space in camp B with only electricity, which is enough for me and my Class B. Basically when you drive to the gate, they tell you to go inside and pick a place for yourself, the ranger will come and collect the fee later. I liked that.

The bathrooms and the park is clean, it has paid showers. Park admissions are also included for both days in your nightly camping fee. The town itself has many little tours that they charge extra for. I only tried the train ride.

The ranger was around all day and at night, security took over.

I visited in February and it was perfect weather to stay outdoors all day, however, in the summer camping, there might be too hot. I did not see many shaded areas. If you don’t go when there is a big event there it will be peaceful and quiet. It can get crowded and dirty when there are special events going on there, Halloween or New Year’s Eve.

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