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Mojave Desert Heritage & Cultural

· Essex, San Bernardino, California
75 acres hosted by Laura M.
10 RV/tent sites
Full RV hookups
Electrical, water, and sewage hookups are available at all sites.
Big rig-friendly
Spacious, level camping well-suited for travel trailers over 40 ft long.
Tour the historic one room Goffs Schoolhouse (on the National Register of Historic Places) and enjoy the self-guided walking tour through time exploring the history of the East Mojave Desert including railroad, mining, ranching, homesteading and quirky high desert artifacts like the Mojave Booth, the Mojave Road school bus and the Mojave Cross.We are located at the south east corner of the Mojave National Preserve. Use Goffs as your home base to explore the park and the Mojave Trails National Monument to the south. Enjoy beautiful dark skies for star gazing and the Milkyway. We are located on Route 66 and about an hour and half from Joshua Tree National Park.
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16 ratings · 13 reviews
Regina C.recommends
May 22, 2024
Goffs Schoolhouse
That's a great and quiet place with stunning sunset views. Andy showed us the property, pointed out the dangerous cacti so we could stay away from them, and let us decide where to place the tent. There is a proper toilet, shower (the water is natural but warm enough due to the scalding desert weather), drinkable water, and even an oven. We were alone in the camp, so it was almost a private experience. Not to mention the historical importance of the place in the middle of the Mojave Desert; it felt like being in a western movie.
Kim G.recommends
April 28, 2024
Goffs Schoolhouse
Great spot quite and well laid out
Quirky unique fun place to camp. Very quiet and well laid out. My only complaint would be lack of communication on what to do if you arrive after hours after communicating well in advance I would be arriving late. The camping area had cones in the entryway and it looked like a permanent mobile home community so I didn’t know what to do. Lucky for me a couple of other late arrivals showed up behind me and their respective party already in the campground gave us directions.
Corriejo A.
April 21, 2024
Goffs Schoolhouse
Please be sure to inform your campers that are coming in if you are going to be having any loud boom (canon) noises that scare the dogs and give them great anxiety. It was a bit uncomfortable, and my dog couldn’t get over it for three hours… And I’m sure she was not the only one :( Otherwise, it’s a pretty cool place!
Ronald O.recommends
April 17, 2024
Goffs Schoolhouse
Fun Quirky Camp
Great quirky camp. Loved the history & fun items on the hiking trail. Site was clean, restroom exceeded expectations. Greeted by friendly & knowledgeable camp host. Site manager visited the next day. He also shared information & history. Lovely views!
Jean H.recommends
April 16, 2024
Goffs Schoolhouse
So fun!!!
This place is so much fun!!! In a beautiful area with lots of interesting, informative, fun and funky exhibits. Our hosts were just great. Definitely recommend.
Mick H.recommends
April 3, 2024
Goffs Schoolhouse
A very interesting site to see many artifacts of the old West. Very quiet, except for the trains.
Essex, San Bernardino, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Nüwüwü (Chemehuevi) and Nuwuvi (Southern Paiute) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Laura M.Joined in July 2023
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