Red Rock Canyon State Park

Red Rock Canyon State Park


Location:25 miles northeast of Mojave on Highway 14, near Cantil.
Facilities:50 primitive campsites (é) with potable water and pit toilets, picnic areas, hiking trails, nature trails, visitor center (é), restrooms (é).
Activities:Camping, hiking, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park features scenic desert cliffs, buttes, and colorful rock formations that were a landmark and watering hole for 19th-century stagecoaches and freight wagons. Significant paleontologic sites, the remains of an 1890s mining operation, and many arid-adapted plants and animals are protected here. Park also has been the site for a number of movies.
Address:c/o Inland Empire District Office
17801 Lake Perris Dr
Perris, CA 92571

Phone:661-942-0662
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=631
Size: 25,325 acres.

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Red Rock Canyon State Park


Location:1 mile south of Hinton on US 281.
Facilities:52 semi-modern campsites, 32 primitive campsites, group camp, showers, picnic area, 5 group shelters, trails, swimming pool, historical landmark, snack bar, fishing pond, playground (é).
Activities:Camping, fishing, swimming, hiking, rock climbing, rappelling, volleyball.
Special Features:The soft, deep red sandstone of Red Rock Canyon was formed 200 million years ago during the Permian era. Cheyenne Indians, who once roamed the area, used the canyons in winter as a refuge against the cold north wind. During the mid-1800s, the canyon was a favorite stop for wagon trains traveling from Arkansas to California. Today, the canyon floor supports an unusually wide variety of foliage, including sugar maples, trees not normally found this far west.
Address:PO Box 502
Hinton, OK 73047

Phone:405-542-6344
Fax:405-542-6342
Web: www.oklahomaparks.com
Size: 310 acres.

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has extended the land withdrawal for Red Rock Canyon State Park in Kern County to authorize the continued management of the site as provided by the Memorandum of Understanding between the BLM and the California Department of Parks and Recreation.
The land withdrawal extension granted on May 12, 2017, allows for approximately 800 acres of public lands at Red Rock Canyon State Park to be withdrawn from all public land and mineral laws for a period of 20 years, except conveyances under Section 701 of the California Desert Protection Act of 1994.
Red Rock Canyon State Park northeast of Mojave also gets fewer visitors due to its remoteness, but its sandstone setting offers privacy for 50 sites off an unpaved road.