We spent last weekend at Mojave Narrows Regional Park camping with friends. This is a hidden wetland/small lakes gem in the middle of the desert.
We would recommend this county park during the fall and spring. The temperature varied from a low of 25 to a high of 42 during our visit in mid-February. There was a storm passing over and we received some rain and plenty of wind (about 20-30 mph). A couple of days after we visited, they received a couple of inches of snow.
There were a fair amount of birds in/near the lake: pelicans, canadian geese, turkey vultures, and ducks. We did not see any mammals or reptiles. Many fisherman were catching fish – not sure what type – with crows hanging out near the fishermen.
They have a decent play area for kids. The water feature is only available during the summer months.
Many of the sites during the winter have no grass. It seemed like our site (#14) was in a low area with rain runoff pooling in the area. We didn’t have any issues on the paved part of the site. Picture taken showing our site and a view south showing location of restroom/shower building.
Location: Victorville, San Bernardino County, California It is about 7 miles (about 15 minutes) from the I-15 and Bear Valley Road exit.
RV sites: there are about 40 RV sites with full hookups. There are a 8 “dry” RV sites as well as about 30 tent sites.
Wifi/cell reception: wifi is not provided. Our ATT phone had 3 bars and LTE the entire visit.
Negative: The train tracks are close by. In our site, I only felt the rumble of the trains once all weekend. They blow their whistle several miles away and some might hear them. In the RV at night with windows/vents closed, the trains did NOT wake us up.
Cost: $40 per night.