Joshua Tree National Park is like no other place on earth, with its signature Joshua trees, giant boulders, and surrounding mountains that create an almost surreal landscape and make you feel like you have entered another world. Camping here is nothing less than spectacular, with scenic campgrounds spread around massive rock formations and sites just perfect for pitching a tent or setting up an RV.



Know that Hidden Valley, White Tank and Bell campgrounds are 1st come 1st served and fill up quickly on the weekends, holidays and spring time. They are nearly full every weekend from September – May. Hidden Valley, Ryan, and Bell are our personal favorites. Remember there are no services or running water in the park, so come prepared! Hidden Valley and Ryan are primarily climber campgrounds. If all sites are full bring fire wood and beer, offer to share and pay fees…Most climbers are pretty cool!

The majority of the campsites in the park are available by reservation. If you are planning a trip during the holidays or for the sping, we highly recommend reserving a site months in advance.

Joshua Tree Campsite JTNP

Jumbo Rocks Campground (above)

Coyote Lake Bed and Copper Mountain


Coyote Lakebed and Copper Mountain

“This land is your land, this land is my land, from California to the New York islands”

Your public lands, located 5-10 minutes North of downtown Joshua Tree. The Lakebed is a land of freedom, dirt bikes and guns. Not to say these are bad things, just know what you are getting into. There are no services here.

We recommend camping on the east side of the lakebed. Drive north off of HWY 62 on Sunburst Rd. Once the houses peter out on your right (east), start looking to head in and make yourself at home. We do not recommend leaving a campsite up here while you are in the Park or elsewhere.

Camping Outside the Park, Developed and Private


Hip Camps

If you are in a pinch and do not want to stay on BLM land, there are tons of hip camp options in and around the town of Joshua Tree. 

Joshua Tree Lake RV & Campground


A family owned and operated campground located just North of JTNP, offering sites for RV’s and tent camping. Visit their site to learn more about reservations and prices.

Some of the Ammenities:

* RV Camping with power & water & sewer, or dry camping (boondocking)
* Drive-up tent/car campsites
* Fishing at the lake which features a lakeside pavilion
* Wireless Internet (fee for service)
* Hot showers and toilets for our paid guests only
* Picnic areas available for day use in Lake area
* Dump station (black/grey holding tanks) for guests and walk-ins


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Joshua Tree Sportsman’s Club

*RV Friendly*


Located in a prime area in downtown Joshua Tree, and a great option if you are camping in a RV. They offer full amenities, are pet friendly, and host fun community events like the JT gem show and weekly bingo nights.

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