The vast landscapes of Southern California and its year-round ideal weather makes it one of the best locations in this country to camp anytime of the year. From the scenic desert to the picturesque mountains, San Bernardino County Regional Parks has a perfect getaway for you and your loved ones. And with summer approaching, make sure you make your reservation now to explore all that San Bernardino has to offer.
Calico Ghost Town
Go back in time to the 1800s and explore all the rich history and natural beauty of a town frozen in time. Walk down the dirt streets, shop in the old mercantile, and have lunch in an old saloon, all within walking distance of your campsite. Learn about how, with its 500 mines, Calico produced over $20 million in silver ore over a 12-year span. When silver lost its value in the mid-1890s, Calico lost its population. The miners packed up, loaded their mules and moved away abandoning the town. It became a “ghost town.” And now you, your family, and friends can see this amazing location firsthand and camp in the beautiful surrounding desert with amazing sunsets, and star-filled night skies.
Glen Helen Regional Park
With scenic views of both the San Gabriel and San Bernardino Mountains, Glen Helen Regional Park offers 1,340 acres of recreational activities from the relaxing to the rugged. Glen Helen offers two lakes for fishing, a swim complex with pool, sandy beach area, dual water slides, zero depth water play park, and a large group shelter picnic area accommodating up to 300 persons — ideal for that large family gathering or group event. There are several picnic areas under shady trees with amazing views throughout the park. Enjoy wide open spaces for your favorite field games — or bring the kids out to play on the latest playground equipment that will challenge their bodies and their minds!
This location has accommodations for all sizes of RVs and tents offering anything from dry camping to full hook-up sites. There are nearby restrooms and hot showers, grill and fire rings, picnic shelters and tables, and a dump station for your convenience. This park offers year-round fishing, a zero-depth water play park, and playground as well as a nature trail. Horse and pony rentals are available and there are equestrian trails on which to ride.
Come for night or spend a few days camping at the foot of the panoramic San Bernardino Mountains, only minutes from historic Oak Glen’s apple orchards. Yucaipa offers full hook-ups for any size RV and open vistas for tent and group camping. Spend the day in the sunshine with a rented aqua cycle, paddleboat or fishing pole in one of their three lakes. Enjoy hiking and mountain biking trails or take in a round of disc golf. This is an outdoorsman paradise and a great place to make lifetime family memories.
Whether you camp in a pop-up tent with a sleeping bag or vacation in a fully appointed RV, San Bernardino County Regional Parks offer camping facilities that are clean, convenient, affordable and close to a wide range of attractions. Make your reservations online www.sbcountyparks.com