Calico
Train at Calico
Calico House Restaurant
Chinese Bath at Calico Ghost Town
Saloon at Calico
Calico Ghost Town
Calico Cemetery
Calico Woodworks at Calico
Water Tower at Calico Ghost Town

Calico Ghost Town Regional Park

36600 Ghost Town Road, Yermo, CA 92398 760.254.1123

PARK HOURS

  • News Update: Calico is open on a limited scale. Visit COVID-19 Park Rules for restrictions. NOTE: Some stores have re-opened. See COVID-19 Park Rules for a list of open stores.
  • Limited restroom availability
  • Daily: 9 AM to 5 PM

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.”

Walter Knott purchased Calico in the 1950’s architecturally restoring all but the five original buildings to look as they did in the 1880’s. Calico received State Historical Landmark 782 and in 2005 was proclaimed by then Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to be California’s Silver Rush Ghost Town.

Today, Calico is part of the San Bernardino County Regional Parks system, which is visited by people from across the country and from all over the world. Along with its history and attractions, Calico Ghost Town has shops, restaurants and offers camping, hiking and off-roading.

Due to the historic nature of the town, not all areas are ADA accessible. CAUTION: Mines in the Calico area are extremely hazardous and must not be approached for any reason.

PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS

July 14, 2020— Regional Parks wants to congratulate our three winners who each won a Park Ranger Teddy Bear.

UPCOMING FREE WITH PARK ADMISSION EVENTS

A picture of the Red-Tail Hawk, Great-Horned Owl, Great Blue Heron and the American Bald Eagle.

Camping

cabins by hill side

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

Calico Bunk House

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)

RV campsite at Calico Park

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.

Camping at Calico Ghost Town

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

Activities

ATV at mine shaft
ATVs on hill

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.

Two bicycle riders riding by a big Calico rock in a parking lot.

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

Photo of the Lucy Lane Museum

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.

Mine cart at Calico

Maggie Mine

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

Train at Calico

Calico Odessa Railroad

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

Mystery Shack at Calico

Mystery Shack Tour

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

Faded gold panning photo

Gold Panning

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

Calico Weddings

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 and marriage license, as well as flowers, music and decorations. Calico will handle the set up and take down of your seating arrangements.

Calico Woodworks

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
Lane’s General Store

Food

Calico House Restaurant

Calico House Restaurant

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.

Miners Cafe at Calico

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!

Photo of the outside of Lils Saloon

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.

Calico Sweet Shop

The Sweets Shop

kid ordering popcorn

Popcorn Wagon

Admission Fees

Calico Ghost Town visitors carving pumpkins

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

Camping at Calico Ghost Town

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.

cabins by hill side

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 visit www.sbcountyparks.com/

Family Magic Circus Performance

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.

Calico Ghost Town entrance

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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Contact

Have a question? Call or send us an email:

Calico Ghost Town
760.254.1123
calicotown@parks.sbcounty.gov

36600 Ghost Town Road, Yermo, CA 92398