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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wahiawa, Hawaii
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove from Las Vegas to go camping at Joshua Tree National Park for 1 night, on our way to LA. I booked the camp site on-line during the beginning of peak season. And was very pleased with the site i chose. Next time i will make reservations longer than 1 night!!

Thank imdamahma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We stayed one night in this reservation required campground in Joshua Tree. By the time we arrived at the campsite, early afternoon, it was completely empty because rain was predicted. All of the campsites at this campground are great, each one has it's own little rock formation which makes it feel secluded. They all have a fire ring/grill and stone... More 

1 Thank FamilyRoadTraveled
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This camp ground is great! Surrounded by amazing rock formations. Its great for rock climbing enthusiasts. I stayed here 1 night and wished i could have stayed longer. Also not far away is the Pinto Basin Rd, it goes through Joshua Tree national park. Do yourself a favor and check out this road, its great if on a motorcycle, as... More 

1 Thank Mike H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It was blowing a gale when we visited and it was our first night camping so it was a bit of a baptism of fire. We ended up having to sleep with big rocks to stop the tent from flying away. I still loved it though. You really feel like you are camping in JT park even if you are... More 

1 Thank eatydrinky
Lancaster, California
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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.

1 Thank igorbly
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 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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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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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 

2 Thank SGWest
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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 

4 Thank KSMeows
Clarkdale, Arizona
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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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