JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CAMPGROUNDS
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.
Jumbo Rocks Campground (above)
Coyote Lake Bed and Copper Mountain
UNDEVELOPED BLM LAND
“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
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