RV Parks & Campgrounds

Fossil Falls BLM Campground Public Lands

4.6 Stars 4.6 - 7 Reviews  ยข
(760) 384-5400
Ridgecrest, California


All year

Total: 11

Pets allowed, Tents, Picnic Tables, Restroom, Campfire


June 11, 2023 - reviewed by dennis
5.0 Stars   
Fossil Falls Campground
Very nice, drive slow - dirt roads. Pay booth is clear in the back.

November 4, 2022 - reviewed by Patricia
5.0 Stars   
Quiet and sparse campers. An excellent bargain for seniors $3.

November 1, 2017 - reviewed by Kathy
5.0 Stars   
Beautiful stay
Easy to find off Hwy 395! $6 a night! No hookups. No water. We drove in about 1:30 and there were 2 people there. Only 1 more came in after us. It was so quiet and peaceful. The spots are nicely spread out for privacy. We had a beautiful sunset. There were walking trails, and lava rocks to climb. It's just down the road from the Fossil Flows Picnic area, where there was one pit toilet. Each site had a table and fire pit. There were tent only sites as well. Will definitely stay here again if in the area. Our first experience on BLM land could not have been better!

June 18, 2017 - reviewed by Andy
5.0 Stars   FREE
Must See For Yourself!
Thinking about doing some primitive camping? Start here. This place is beautiful, not far from the road, and has cell service so you can Netflix and Chill. The restrooms are a good quarter mile from some camp sites so poop early. There is a water well with a manual pump in case you need to collect water. The only downside I can think of is the large rocks spread through the area that make maneuvering at night a pain in the butt.

March 23, 2017 - reviewed by FatKidFromHook
5.0 Stars   
Love this spot!
I have stayed here multiple times. Mostly we would stay there to do some rock climbing on the nearby lava flows but I have stayed there other times as well. Last yime I was there was a few years ago and it was awesome to see them put in accesibility upgrades. There is a well pump for water.

July 26, 2016 - reviewed by Arnulfo J. Alcala'
4.0 Stars   
I saw the sign to Fossil Falls on the way home from Lake Diaz and decided to check it out. What I saw was enough to make me want to come back and take a closer look. Campgrounds were primitive but well maintained they have tables, vault bathrooms, and fire pits.

December 14, 2015 - reviewed by Raptor Off Road Advent
3.0 Stars   
Fossil Falls
I did not stay here but I stopped to check it out. It's clean and looks like a great place to camp. If you have a trailer, the road around the campsites has many sharp rocks and tight turns. Anything longer than 25' may have problems. No shade or water from what I could tell. I'm sure it's hot during the summer months. Definitely worth the stop.