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Jumbo Rocks Campground

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Joshua Tree National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, CA 92277
Jumbo Rocks Campground
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was great. Set up camp adjacent the stones then went for a scramble. The quiet and seclusion at night was great and the stars were spectacular! Was hot hot hot during the day but got down to the upper 50's overnight, perfect for sleeping in the tent. Next time out this way, I'll be staying here again!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice spacious campground in the heart of Joshua Tree national park. Great setting between giant rocks and Joshua trees, fee is $15 per car. Pit toilets, no bathroom or running water. Grills and fire rings at each spot. No wifi.

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Mission, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Drove through the whole campsite,then parked and did the skull rock trail. Like previous reviewers I felt like I was in flintstone village waiting for Fred and Barney to appear. Did the 1/2 mile walk to skull rock.climbed the boulders and took many pictures. We did not stay here, but we shure would like to in the future. The campsites... More 

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Burbank, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I will not let my firsthand experience be the final conclusion of how my stay here with friends was on March 20th-21st. Our trip was planned months ahead but did not put into thought about Spring break. We got there Friday but it was PACKED. It was nice of this one large group to let us setup camp for the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We stumbled into Jumbo Rocks and I was absolutely thrilled. I need to camp out here really soon! It is like no other place in the park. We drove through the entire area and just marveled at these boulders. They are as big as large houses - they are stunning. The area is closed in and there are probably a... More 

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This was my first visit to Joshua Tree National Park and I was really pleasantly surprised. It's an easy drive from LA, OC, Riverside etc. and is well worth checking out. The campground is beautiful and the sites are spacious. The chemical toilets are clean and I didn't see any trash anywhere. The drive from the entrance to Jumbo Rocks... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Stayed a Jumbo Rocks with family, 11 and 9 year olds. The kids loved climbing on the rocks and sitting around the fire in the evening. The only down side are people who visit and leave trash at the park. Not sure what inspires people to bring their dog camping and leave poop at the camp site for others to... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Awesome terrain to camp at. But check weather before going. It was cold but windy. So had to sleep in car because of gust of winds. Camping here in warm weather will be awesome. Will return for sure. Its near Skull Rock and many other trails.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The campground is not patrolled by the NPS at night so if you have loud neighbors you are basically left with two options. Confrontation or stay awake until they pass out. We had one great night and two terrible ones. I mentioned it to the Rangers and they didn't seem to care.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

6 first time campers. I am glad we stayed here in Jumbo Rocks compared to Hidden Valley and Black Rock. I wanted to stay at Black Rock because they had showers but that camp site is just so far away from the interior of the park. And only stay at Hidden Valley if you are a professional climber. Do them... More 

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