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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

I visited Black Rock Canyon this August. The campground is located at the Joshua tree national park's northern end. The area is a great place to go if you want to do a day hike or a few days of camping. There are a few picnic tables and a visitor center in the main area and a few hiking trails... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

This is an ideal campground if you're coming from LA area; it's the northwesternmost tip of Joshua Tree NP with great access from the highway as well as great access to trails from the campsite itself. No offroading required here. This place loses a star because it's not maintained well.

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Thank Thade D
Riverside, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Black Rock Canyon Campground is a dry camping area within the Joshua Tree National Park. Campers are allowed tents, small trailers and RVs. The area is noted for hiking, photography and rock climbing. There are limited toilet facilities.

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Thank Chuck8700
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

My wife and I decided to make an impromptu trip to Death Valley in the middle of March 2016 to see wildflowers, and decided to make a reservation at this campground in Joshua Tree NP as a stop along the way. I'm just getting around to writing the review now after finding my notes on the trip and reliving my... More 

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

Pros : closest to town, water, trash cans and bathrooms. Decent amount of space between campsites . Cons: this was more brush filled, where I think camping among the rocks would have been nice and provided more shade and shelter from the wind. I think I would go back and pick another site if I could but still enjoyed our... More 

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Bridport, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

The countryside is desert with a smattering of Joshua Trees. We "dry camped" in the Black Rock Campgrounds. Lots of other there as well. Generators can be run during certain times. No potable water available so come well prepared. Very quiet, great sleep. We had full phone reception with T Mobile

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Thank Liane D
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We stayed here 3 days over a busy weekend. The campground was full, but didn't feel crowded. The sites were all different sizes, some small, some large, so look around first before choosing a site. The campground hosts and rangers were friendly enough and they were helpful giving us information about the various hiking trails. There is a ranger station/visitor... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

We had a great time at this park, though the campground infrastructure was in need of repair. The professional staff was very polite and engaging. However, the campground host, Bill, by his own description 182 pounds of spring steel ready to burst into action, was a threatening bully who made up regulations to enforce. Had we not had such a... More 

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3 Thank Watergourd
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174 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

Another example of a NP with a great location and it has been left to ruin. The campground roadways are crumbling and the campgrounds windswept sand. Most RV sites are rutted and uneven-be sure to bring your leveling blocks! The facilities buildings have paint peeling and are in need of repair or at least maintenance. The Camp Hosts do a... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

This campground is lovely and peaceful, and there are bathrooms and a visitor center, whereas most of the other campgrounds in the park do not offer running water. The best part is the great hikes around the campground, especially the Hi View nature trail, which was spectacular.. This campground is set apart from the main park area, and I found... More 

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Address: 9800 Black Rock Canyon Road, Joshua Tree National Park, CA 92277-3597
Location: United States > California > Joshua Tree National Park
Number of rooms: 100
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