Just a few miles north of Mojave along the Interstate 395, you will notice a dramatic change in landscape. This stunning corridor of the 395 is part of Red Rock Canyon State Park and is a beautiful place to enjoy some time. Ricardo Campground is the only state operated park here, although BLM (Bureau Land Management) campgrounds spot the perimeter of the park. Although this campground is only 1/4 of a mile from the 395, once you're settled in here you would never know since the road leading you to the campground winds around beautiful red rock cliffs to a tucked away oasis that you will call home for a few days. Ricardo has a Visitor's Center, picnic tables, fire rings and scenic views at all fiftyof its campsites. This area is popular for off road vehicles, and many 4x4 trails lead from the park. Reservations are not accepted here, so during spring and fall (peak season here in the desert) arrive early to snag a spectacular spot!
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very nice write up about our humble desert mountain state Park that now draws 700,000's visitors every year from Los Angeles and the Valley areas - its crazy! hope they provide more services because summer camping can be dangerous with the temperatures