Red Rock Canyon State Park Visitor Center
Located at Abbot Drive and Highway 14 in Cantil, CA
At the North end of Ricardo Campground
Visitor Center Hours of Operation
The Visitor Center is closed for the Summer Season. We hope to reopen in the fall weather and budget permitting.
However, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will direct your email to the appropriate department for a response.
The park itself is still open throughout the summer. Please self-register for day use and camping with the envelopes provided at the entrance kiosk. Officers will still be checking for payment.
Temperatures will be high throughout the summer. We recommend evening visits to the park, avoiding the hot daytime temperatures. Please bring extra water and always avoid direct exposure from the sun.
The Visitor Center houses Exhibits, a Media Room and a Gift Shop
Red Rock Canyon Interpretive Association has been supporting Red Rock Canyon State Park by funding the construction and maintenance of exhibits since 1997. This is a work in progress. We have exhibits on Geology; Fossils and Native American culture among other areas. The exhibit space has areas that are yet to be completed including the rich cultural history of the park. We are working on designs at this time for desertification which will be adjacent to the Pleistocene exhibit.
The media room plays videos that were shot on location at Red Rock. There are film posters of a few of the movies that were filmed at the park, including a poster for “Planet of the Apes.” Huell Howser came to Red Rock in June of 2008 and produced a show for his Golden State Park series. This video is for sale at our gift shop. We also play a video featuring Mark Faull that gives an overview of Red Rock as well as a video on the “hundred year flood” that dramatically changed the face of Red Rock with a torrential flash flood that hit the park in 1997.
RRCIA operates the gift shop as a means to support the interpretive and educational activities at Red Rock Canyon State Park. All profits that are from the gift shop go back to helping the park. We carry apparel, books, and educational gift items related to astronomy; wildlife; geology and other areas related to Red Rock. Remember, RRCIA members receive a 15 percent discount on all purchases. Come to Red Rock and enjoy the peace and solitude that harkens back to a slower pace of life.
Stop by our Visitor Center and Look at the exhibits; Purchase a gift; Watch a video and Sign our Guest Book! We look forward to seeing you.