Camping Outside of the Park

Are there any available campsites in the park right now?

Campgrounds are usually full on weekends October through May. From mid-February to mid-May (and during holidays) campgrounds usually fill throughout the week. To improve your chances of getting a campsite and avoid disappointment, visit during the off-season (June-September), reserve a site, and/or have alternate overnight plans ready.

Since most park campgrounds are first-come, first-serve availability can change by the minute.

 

Private Campgrounds

North of the Park

HipCamp
www.hipcamp.com

Joshua Tree Lake RV & Campground
2601 Sunfair Road
Joshua Tree, CA
760-366-1213
www.joshuatreelake.com

JT Sportsman's Club
6225 Sunburst Avenue
Joshua Tree, CA
760-366-2915
www.jtsportsmansclub.com

Little Pioneertown RV
55408 Twentynine Palms Highway
Yucca Valley, CA
(760) 362-2163
www.littlepioneertownrv.com

Tortoise Rock Casino
73829 Baseline Rd
Twentynine Palms, CA
760-367-9759
https://www.tortoiserockcasino.com

Twentynine Palms RV Resort
4949 Desert Knoll Avenue
Twentynine Palms, CA
760-367-3320
www.twentyninepalmsresort.com


South of the Park

Chiriaco Summit
62450 Chiriaco Road
Chiriaco Summit, CA
760-227-3227

Palm Springs/Joshua Tree KOA
70405 Dillon Road
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92241
koa.com/campgrounds/palm-springs/
 

Dispersed Camping

There are some camping options nearby the park on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). These lands have their own rules and regulations for dispersed camping.

There are no developed facilities in dispersed camping areas: no restrooms, no water, no trash collection. Bring what you need and pack out all your trash. All vegetation, living or dead, is protected by law. Campfires require a permit available from BLM offices.

Camping is allowed within the dispersed camping areas shown, except within 300 feet (91 m) of roadways or if there are signs marking the area closed to camping.

Learn more about where and how to camp on these lands on the BLM website.
 
A map showing the area north of Joshua Tree's boundary, in between the West Entrance and the North Entrance. A rectangle is highlighted in light blue and marked as BLM Dispersed Camping Area
Map of BLM Dispersed Camping Area North of the Park
Please follow the map carefully before camping. The area is surrounded by private property on which camping is not allowed.
 
A map of the Bureau of Land Management land south of Joshua Tree National Park. The rectangles highlighted in light blue show where dispersed camping is allowed.
Map of BLM Dispersed Camping Area South of the Park
The BLM land south of the park allows for camping on certain sections of the BLM land. Follow the map carefully when chosing a campsite to camp in an appropriate area.

Last updated: March 31, 2022

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