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Black Rock Campground

9800 Black Rock Canyon Road, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Nice quiet place to camp just outside of Joshua Tree National Park. There are some walks that you can do from here before heading into the park. For $15 there are clean toilets and a fire pit. The stars looked amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Stayed for one night. Set up in time to watch the colours of sunset change the landscape- really beautiful. We stayed for one night before the Memorial Day weekend, so we noticed all the campsites were booked out from the Friday. There were not many people there the night we stayed. Decent size sites, fire ring & table & chairs.... More 

Westminster, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We camped here thinking that this was a campground was inside the park. It is not you have to leave Joshua Tree National Park then drive through a neighborhood to get there. We got campsite 16. We arrived late into the park and as some people say they don't mark the campground very well so it was hard to find... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Great spot for those just getting into camping. Yes, you can see the lights of Yucca Valley from your campsite, but if you're just starting out, that's great - it means you're not far from civilization if your entire dinner is canned....and you forgot the can opener. Rangers are very friendly, the toilets were very clean, running water available. All... More 

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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We drove over from Vegas on our first leg of our road trip. It's not that far of a drive from Vegas we made it in and found our campsite and was even surprised to see my name written on the campsite I had reserved. There wasn't many people inside the park it was nice and quiet. Well worth it

Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This is a campground but you don't have to stay here to visit and enjoy the scenery and Joshua Trees (just respect the space and privacy of the campers). There's a dirt loop road through the campground, and a ranger station, restrooms and picnic area. It's not on the main park road - it's closer to Yucca Valley and "off... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Thanksgiving weekend is supposedly one of the highest traffic weekends in Joshua Tree National Park. We could only make reservations here for one night, and were going to possibly boondock in the nearby BLM lots. But when we arrived, we went to the ranger station and our friendly ranger was able to find a site we could use for the... More 

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Chatsworth, California, United States
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25 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We have camped here a number of times, mostly in May and last year Thanksgiving weekend. We have a few preferred sites but think that 97 is the best for tent camping. It is right at the border of the campground offering unobstructed views. The bathrooms are pretty close by and are clean. There are some good hikes available from... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

The campground is large, with plenty of sites and a lot of space between sites. Beautiful views all around. If you are coming to Joshua Tree to stargaze, this is a perfect place. There are no showers as far as I am aware, which was kind of a drawback, but the bathrooms have hot water and are clean. The roads... More 

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