Red Rock Canyon State Park Ricardo Campground

Cantil, California 93519

Red Rock Canyon State Park Ricardo Campground

Red Rock Canyon State Park: Ricardo Campground Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Once the location of gold rush prospecting and the backdrop for Hollywood movies, Red Rock Canyon State Park now preserves a dramatic desert landscape. Softly colored green, brown, peach, red, and white folded sandstone rock formations, sculpted by earthquakes and wind- and rain-weathering, tower above the desert floor. The park is bisected by a highway, and most people just get a glimpse of the cliffs from their moving vehicles.

Although the desert seems drab and barren at 65 miles per hour, when you stop and slowly take it all in, the desert comes alive with fascinating geology, plant life, and animals. In the desert, there is little privacy between campsites, but at Red Rock, Joshua trees, creosote shrubs, a variety of cacti, and the sandstone formations do provide some landscape buffering."

Red Rock Canyon State Park: Ricardo Campground Trip Reports

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2/12/2016
Just wanted to update the cost of a campsite here is $25/night. Had a fun time the two days we were there.
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Trail Information

Cantil
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
50
Campsites
Year-round
Season
Hiking, Birding
Additional Use
Views, Wildflowers
Features
661-942-0662, parks.ca.gov
Local Contacts
$25
Fees per Night
Pit toilets, drinking water, firewood for sale, 2 wheelchair-accessible sites.
Facilities

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