Calico Ghost Town Regional Park - Parks (2022)

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Camping

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Cabins

Cabins and Bunk House reservations are now available online.

There are 10 cabins available for rental at Calico Ghost Town. Each cabin sleeps 4, is heated and air conditioned. Linens are not provided; pets not allowed.

For additional assistance, call 877.387.2757.

$65/night

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Bunkhouses

The Mini-Bunkhouse sleeps six, is heated/air conditioned and has a private bathroom/shower and kitchenette. Linens are not provided. No pets allowed.

$160/night  – Two night minimum on weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

The maximum for booking the bunkhouse is 20 people. Bunkhouse is heated and air conditioned. Linens are not provided. Restrooms are located outside; showers located in the campground. No pets allowed.

$160/night  – 20 person maximum – Two night minimum on weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

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Camping for Special Event Weekends

Camping for Special Event Weekends is subject to special event weekend pricing.

Guests who camp, rent cabins, bunk house or mini bunkhouse receive free admission into the town.  During special event weekends, camping guests also receive free admission to the event weekend for up to four persons per site.  Additional persons per site will be charged the individual admission price.

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Group Camping

For groups of 20 or more people (per night) is $5 per person per night for tent camping only. There is a one-time $20 non-refundable reservation fee and a group camping deposit is based on the first night stay and amount of people in the group. Upon arrival at Calico a ranger will take a head count and multiply the number of people by 5 (if 2 nights by 10). The ranger will then deduct the deposit and you will pay the remaining balance owed. Example: for 20 people for 2 nights the fee is $200 for camping. If the camping deposit is $150, you will owe $50 upon arrival at Calico.

We do not reserve for groups under 20 people. Each site is restricted to 1 vehicle, 1 tent and 4 people. Each additional vehicle is $10 per night, each tent is $5 per night and each additional person over 4 is $8 per night.

Group reservations may not be scheduled the Friday prior to or during event weekends.

Fees

Camping – RV Fee
$30/night – no hookup
$35/night – partial hookup
$40/night – full hookup

Senior, Active Military & the Disabled Camping discount:  Sunday-Thurs. ONLY – RV Fee
$25/night – no hookup
$30/night – partial hookup
$35/night – full hookup

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Activities

Off Highway Vehicles

Calico Ghost Town offers a variety of trails for off-roading. All ATV’s, dirt bikes, buggies, and UTV’s are allowed at the Calico trails.

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Mountain Bike Trails

Calico Ghost Town offers a variety of mountain bike trails to explore. Ranging from beginner level, there are trails for every skill level to explore. Trail lengths range from two to thirty miles. Calico’s trails provide scenic panoramic views with unique geologic formations.

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Hiking

Regional Parks offers a wide range of trails and footpaths to explore either on a leisurely walk or with a group of experienced hikers. No matter your skill level, our parks offer some of the most beautiful landscapes to travel through.

Attractions

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Lucy Lane Museum

Artifacts, photographs and documents from Calico’s origin. Open daily from 9 am.-5 pm.

For further information about the attractions below visit: www.calicoattractions.com or call 760.254.3719

The attractions have a separate entrance fee. Your pets are welcome to join you on the visit to the attractions.

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Maggie Mine

Explore an authentic silver mine from the 1880’s, with mining exhibits and historical displays. Open daily from 9 am.-5 pm.

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Calico Odessa Railroad

Take an historical tour on a train similar to those used in early mining. Open daily from 9 am-5 pm.

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Mystery Shack Tour

Be amazed and confused in this house of optical illusions. Open daily from 9:00 am-5 pm.

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Gold Panning

Experience panning for gold just how the miners did it Open daily from 9 am-5 pm.

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Weddings

Looking for an old-town historical background for your wedding? Then Calico is the place.

Ceremonies may take place from 9 am to 5 pm daily,excluding Calico festival and special event weekends. You supply your own officiant andmarriage license, as well as flowers,music and decorations.Calico will handle the set up and take down of yourseating arrangements.

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Shops

Calico Ghost Town offers visitors fourteen shops with unique gifts and flavors of the west. Be sure to stop in and shop for that special gift or memento.

  • Calico Woodworks
  • Lane’s General Store
  • Calico Photo Shop
  • Odessa’s Calico Crafts
  • Print Shop
  • R & D Fossils & Minerals
  • Basket & Candle Shop
  • Pottery Shop
  • Calico Leather Works
  • Dorsey’s Dog House
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Food

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Calico House Restaurant is open 8 AM to 5 PM daily

Calico House is a full-service restaurant serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner. Specializing in basic meals enjoyed by the townspeople in the late 1880’s Calico House serves up stews, pot pies, shepherd’s pie, meatloaf, and the famous Buffalo Burger. It also offers the finest in home-made barbecue, chicken, salads, desserts and more. With ample seating in the dining room or out on the back porch with views of the Calico & Odessa Railway, the Calico House Restaurant is great for a lunch or dinner in town; or the place to hold your party or event.

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Old Miner’s Cafe

Located at the top of the town, Old Miner’s serves hamburgers, a variety of sandwiches, salads, hot dogs, ice cream and more. We now serve Seattle’s Best Coffee!

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Lil’s Saloon

Remember the cowboys swinging through the doors of a saloon in your favorite Western movie? Lil’s Saloon is reminiscent of those days! Walk up to the bar and order up a sarsaparilla, enjoy a hot dog, pizza, soda or and a variety of snack foods. Now serving Seattle’s Best Coffee.

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The Sweets Shop

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Popcorn Wagon

Admission Fees

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Festival Admission

Youth (4-11): $5

Adults:  $10$20

Youth:  $5$10

Under 3: Free

Contact the park for specific festival admission fees 760.254.2122

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Camping Fees

$30/night -no hookup

$35/night – partial hookup

$40/night – full hookup

Seniors, Active Military, Veterans & Disabled Camping Sunday-Thurs. ONLY – RV

$25/night – no hookup

$30/night – partial hookup

$35/night – full hookup

Camping for Special Event Weekends is subject to special event weekend pricing.

Guests who camp, rent cabins, bunk house or mini bunkhouse receive free admission into the town.  During special event weekends, camping guests also receive free admission to the event weekend for up to four persons per site.  Additional persons per site will be charged the individual admission price.

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Cabin Rental

$65/night

Mini-Bunkhouse

$160/night  – No minimum night required except on festival weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), which requires a two-night minimum.

Bunkhouse

$160/night  – 20 person maximum – No minimum night required except on festival weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), which requires a two-night minimum.

Camping for Special Event Weekends is subject to special event weekend pricing.

Group Camping

For groups of 20 or more people (per night) is $5 per person per night for tent camping only. There is a onetime $20 non-refundable reservation deposit and a camping deposit of $30 per site required at the time of booking. Upon arrival at Calico a ranger will take a people count and multiply the number of people by 5 (if 2 nights by 10). The ranger will then deduct the deposit and you will pay the remaining balance owed. Example: for 20 people for 2 nights the fee is $200 for camping. If the camping deposit is $150, you will owe $50 upon arrival at Calico.

For less than 20 people it is $30 per site. Each site is restricted to 1 vehicle, 1 tent and 4 people. Each additional vehicle is $10 per night, each tent is $5 per night and each additional person over 4 is $8 per night.

Group reservations may not be scheduled the Friday prior to or during event weekends.

To make camping reservations please visitwww.sbcountyparks.com/

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Facilities Rental

The Silver Bowl, School House, Campground Amphitheater or Livery Stage areas are available for rental for weddings and special events. The following is the rate schedule:

  • Campground Amphitheater $150.00/use
  • School House $250.00/use
  • Silver Bowl or Livery Stage $350.00/use

Cancellation policy: $10 Cancellation Fee plus the original reservation fee will be charged if your cancellation is received 31 or more days prior to your arrival date. 50% of the first night fee plus the original reservation fee will be charged if your cancellation is received 30-11 days prior to your arrival date. Holidays/Special events – first full night on 2 night minimum reservations plus the original reservation fee  will be charged if your cancellation is received 30 – 11 days prior to your arrival date. FULL first night fee plus the original reservation fee will be charged if your cancellation is received less than 11 days prior to your arrival date. Holidays/Special events – first two full nights on 2 night minimum reservations plus the original reservation fee will be charged if your cancellation is received less than 11 days prior to your arrival date.  Changes in Reservation dates are subject to a new reservation fee.

*Original Reservation fee – This is the original reservation fee that was charged when the customer made the original reservation. No additional reservation fee should be charged.

Fees are subject to change.

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Daily Admission

Adults:$8

Youth (4-11): $5

3 years and younger: Free

Annual Family Pass:  $50.00.(Valid for 12 months from date of purchase. Excludes special events and holidays. Valid ONLY at Calico Ghost Town.)

Bus fee (tour):$5.00/person 

School fee without attractions:$4.00/person

Dogs:$1/dog (excludes disabled assistance dogs.) Must be on 6′ leash at all times.

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Upcoming Events

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News

Opinion: Beyer’s Byways: A (brief) history of Calico Ghost Town

February 2, 2020

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How volunteers are preserving state history at Calico Ghost Town in San Bernardino County

November 22, 2019

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Contact

Have a question? Call or send us an email:

Calico Ghost Town
760.254.1123
calicotown@parks.sbcounty.gov

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FAQs

Why was Calico abandoned? ›

Calico is an old West mining town that has been around since 1881 and was abandoned in the mid-1890s after silver lost its value. The town that once gave miners a good living lost its hustle and became a “ghost town.”

Why did people leave Calico Ghost Town? ›

With its 500 mines, Calico produced over $20 million in silver ore over 12 years. 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 that once gave them a good living.

Is Calico Ghost Town a real ghost town? ›

Calico is a ghost town and former mining town in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Located in the Calico Mountains of the Mojave Desert region of Southern California, it was founded in 1881 as a silver mining town, and was later converted into a county park named Calico Ghost Town.

Did Calico Ghost Town burn down? ›

A sudden, fierce blaze leveled a sizable portion of the famed Calico Ghost Town near Barstow on Tuesday morning, but firefighters were able to quell the flames before they reached the site's original structures, which date back to a silver mining boom in the 1880s.

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