Camp at a Ghost Town!
Camping at Calico Ghost Town can be a fun family experience. With 265 sites running from dry camping to full hook-up, this place is more than camping – it’s history and adventure! Located off I-15 Calico is a great stop between visiting Los Angeles, CA and Las Vegas, NV
If you like the desert and you own the “toys” you will definitely want to bring them here! There are camp sites at Calico that are right off the entry to the OHV trails where you can get on your quads and enjoy quite a ride!
If history is more to your like it, there’s plenty of it here! Once the scene of the largest silver strike in California’s history, this kitschy mining town offers you a glimpse of what life was like during the late 1880′s. One third of Calico’s buildings are the originals. There’s the Lane House Museum with photos, news clippings, and artifacts of the people who settled the town. Maggie’s Mine gives one an up-close look at how miner’s lived and worked and you can get a better view of the mines from a ride on the Calico-Odessa Railway, a narrow gauge mining train. The Mystery Shack and gold panning are must stops for the kids. Calico has one of the only 3 operating stamp mills in the State of California. There are 14 shops and 3 restaurants in the town, too! And throughout the year Calico has a series of festivals and events, so you might find yourself visiting frequently!
If you are a mountain bike enthusiast, you’ll want to load your bikes and ride on the 30-mile trail where you will be treated to some of the most gorgeous rock formations in the desert.