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Owl Canyon Campground, Barstow, CA

Our summer adventures brought us through Barstow for a one night stop.  It was a 104 degrees that evening. We were grateful to spend the night in the canyon above Barstow where the light wind provided relief from the high temps.  The two mile gravel road was wide but bumpy as we ascended to the campground. Once there we found it be an oasis in the desert for six dollars a night.   It was completely empty giving us first choice to any site we desired. Our only thought was the site with the best shade coverage.

Each site had a fire pit and a permanent shade cover over the table. We also enjoyed having LTE connection at this campground. After the sun set, we went out to explore. The campground had many pit toilets, water spigots throughout and at least three campgrounds with one being accessible for children of varying abilities. How amazing is that? There was a trailhead in the campground that had a 2 mile hike of moderate difficulty and we noticed a few other hiking trails located outside the campground.

Once the sun went down a few other campers arrived.  One group later treated us to a firework show in honor of the 4th of July weekend.

The evening cooled down and we slept with all windows open to take advantage of the wind. The morning temps were in the 60’s making it perfect to enjoy breakfast outdoors and for the kids to explore while we prepared for the next leg of our trip.

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