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Set on a 3,650-foot-high mountain, Saddleback Butte State Park immerses you in the beauty of the Antelope Valley and Mojave Desert. The park was created in 1960 and protects the unique granite peak, as well as the sensitive desert ecosystem. As you explore the park, you'll discover an otherworldly landscape of crooked Joshua trees, colorful wildflowers, and rugged rock formations. There are a handful of well-marked hiking trails to discover, as well as shady picnic spots and scenic lookouts. Thanks to clear skies and almost zero light pollution, Saddleback Butte State Park is a fantastic place to stargaze and experience astronomical events like meteor showers and lunar eclipses.

Planning a getaway to the Golden State? Book an RV in Los Angeles County and you'll enjoy the freedom to explore California's incredible parks at your own pace. Spend a few days exploring Saddleback Butte, then head to nearby gems like the Angeles National Forest, Joshua Tree National Park, and Mojave National Preserve. Plan a longer trip and you could hit up famous national parks like Yosemite, Sequoia, and Death Valley.

Getting Outdoors

An invigorating two-and-a-half-mile trail leads to the summit of Saddleback Butte and rewards you with sweeping views over the Antelope Valley and the Mojave Desert. Be prepared to gain 1,000 feet of elevation and pack plenty of water and sunscreen. For an easier hike and great views of the park's Joshua tree, enjoy the Richard Dowen Nature Trail at a leisurely pace.

Saddleback Butte offers a unique chance to spot desert fauna, including coyotes, kit foxes, jackrabbits, ground squirrels, and kangaroo rats. The park is also a sanctuary for desert reptiles, including beautiful but venomous Mojave Green rattlesnakes. You're also likely to spot the rare desert tortoise, an ancient reptile that's now on the endangered species list. For more information on the local ecology of the park, head to the visitors' center, where you can check out displays on flora, fauna, geology, and cultural history.

Spring is the best time to enjoy an RV camping getaway to Saddleback Butte State Park, with cooler weather and gorgeous wildflowers. Fall is also a fantastic time to visit, though the weather can be unpredictable. Summer temperatures can often climb well above 100 degrees, which makes hiking strenuous. That said, you'll enjoy balmy evenings and star-spangled skies. Winters can get chilly, with temperatures dropping into the freezing range overnight, with the chance of snow.

Camping at Saddleback Butte State Park

RV camping at Saddleback Butte State Park offers a unique chance to sleep under the stars in the high desert. The family-friendly campground offers 37 first-come, first-served sites with picnic tables, shade ramadas, and fire rings. There are no hookups, which makes Saddleback Butte a great option for self-sufficient campers in search of an off-the-grid experience. You'll love watching the golden desert sunsets and sitting around a crackling campfire under a canopy of stars.

Sites are spacious and can accommodate RV rentals of up to 30 feet in length, making Saddleback Butte State Park a good option for small to medium-sized rigs. Potable water spigots are dotted throughout the campground. Like most developed state park RV campgrounds, Saddleback Butte offers access to modern bathrooms blocks with flush toilets and sinks. There's also a dump station for RVs.

Exploring the Area

Camping at Saddleback Butte State Park puts you in the heart of the Antelope Valley. Nature lovers flock to the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve during the spring, when the valley is carpeted in kaleidoscopic wildflowers. As well as vivid orange California poppies, you can also admire beavertail cactus, owl's clover, goldfields, and cream cups. A 60-mile drive north, Red Rock Canyon State Park will wow you with dramatic cliffs, towering buttes, and rugged badlands. If you can't get enough of the desert scenery, drive two hours southeast to Joshua Tree National Park.

For gas, snacks, and other RV camping supplies, head 15 miles west to Lancaster. Most of the action is centered along Lancaster Boulevard, where you'll find a desert oasis of cafes, restaurants, and wine bars. An hour and a half southwest, Los Angeles is a great place to rent a camper near Saddleback Butte State Park. Spend a few days in the City of Angels and you can tick off attractions like the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Universal Studios, Griffith Observatory, and Santa Monica Pier. Further down the coast, San Diego is another great base for renting an RV near Saddleback Butte State Park and kickstarting a California road trip.

RV Rentals in Saddleback Butte State Park, CA

Saddleback Butte State Park, CA is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Saddleback Butte State Park. Outdoorsy's Saddleback Butte State Park RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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