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Indian Cove

13 miles east of Joshua Tree Village, 10 miles west of Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree National Park, CA 92277
Indian Cove
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lancaster, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

All the other reviews have pretty well said it. Lots of climbing opportunities. Some nice sites sheltered from the wind and each other. You don't have to pay the NPS entrance fee, just the camping fee.

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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I stayed two nights in site #95. PROS: -Reservable, which is key on Fridays and Saturdays (I camped Sat-Mon); -Near the Boy Scout Hiking Trail, a 7.5 mile point-to-point. -Near the towns of Joshua Tree and 29 Palms. -Even with a group of actual boy scouts in the adjacent site, the rocks shielded us from their noise. -Sites are large... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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124 reviews 124 reviews
12 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This is a campground but you don't have to camp here to visit and enjoy the scenery (just respect the space and privacy of the campers). There is a dirt road around and through the campground and an intriguing landscape full of massive boulders that are very popular with rock climbers. If you have time to linger, there is a... More 

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San Diego, California
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

As nearly the only campground where you can reserve a spot Indian cove is key if you want to visit Joshua Tree Nat. Park and can't risk not landing the coveted Hidden Valley campsite. I've been camping here on and off for 30+ years. Its familiar and unchanged... although when the park went from Nat. Monument to actual Nat. Park... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

The campsites at Indian Cove are beautiful. Each is nestled amongst the rocks, giving privacy and providing some shade. During the high seasons, the fact that you can reserve sites online gives peace of mind that you will have somewhere to stay. However, there is no directly car entrance to the park from Indian Cove, so you will find yourself... More 

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Clarkdale, Arizona
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Indian Cove is a wonderful campground! Easy access from Highway 62 and both Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms (it's about in the middle of the two towns), it's a short drive to the amazing conglomeration of scenic Monzogranite boulders. Reservations online are easy and efficient. We were able to select our site online and this exact site was marked with... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Reservations only for this campground. Great experience over Thanksgiving holiday 2014. Stayed in campsite 26 which butted up to great rock climbing and bouldering. Staff at ranger station were friendly and check in took only a minute. Campsite are close together. Sound travels far! Lots of campers are asleep by 7-8pm, but quiet time is 6am-10pm. Only 10 minutes to... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Great views, beautifully maintained campsites. Climbing right from campsites. Lots of toilets and recycling bins. Easy to drive to with parking on campsites. Paved road most of the way with campsites just off the paved road on well marked sand roads. Small store at the bottom.

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Chatsworth, California, United States
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21 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a great campground for those loving the Joshua Tree nature. Many spots are at the base of beautiful boulders and is one of the reason why so many rock climbers are in and near the campground. There are only vault toilets so depending on weather you may want to pick a spot a bit further away from the... More 

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The camp sites are spectacular and well maintained. The national park staff maintain and patrol the campground thoroughly so sites are clean and secure. We stayed in site #5 and the sites surrounding this section had wonderful views of the rock formations and the campfire backdrop was a large formation making an wonderful evening memory. I believe that many of... More 

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