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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Probably the most accessible campground. Spacious pitches and fell asleep looking up at hundreds of stars. Hosts and very helpful and even when full, the campground wasn't noisy (apart from the coyotes). Took a walk to High View Trail in the morning (1.5 miles) and saw a snake and loads of other wildlife. This hike is fine for kids. Can't...

Thank Stuart F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This campground is NOT located inside Joshua Tree National Park but in the town of Yucca Valley which is 11 miles to the nearest park entrance. You drive through a local neighborhood to reach the park entrance which left me disenchanted. In the distance, I could hear a neighbor's dog barking. Even though my reservation was tent only, I found...

Thank AmeliaTexas
San Marcos, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

I joined my cousins for a night at Black Rock where we enjoyed camping in the National Park. Our spaces 27 and 28 meant that we were near flush toilets, recycling receptacles, a higher elevation than most other campsites, and of course, lots of Joshua trees and open space to the west. The campground was pretty quiet - no sounds...

Thank Geolorenzo
Los Angeles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the two camping sites that you can reserve ahead of time at Joshua Tree National Park (other one is Indian Cove). We chose Black Rock as it was west of the park and closer to LA, also because it is the only campground with running water and flush toilets! The tradeoff is that it is outside...

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Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

This camping site is a ok option for this area. Reasonable price. $20 a day. The only problem is they only have toilets with no shower on the site. Try to get there early. They close the office at 4. Nice walking trails in the area. Family friendly.

Thank Ts S
Tappahannock, Virginia
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

Looks like this campground is suffering from long term neglect! It's a great location a couple of miles off the main highway and with a great growth of Joshua trees making the vistas iconic and authentic vegetation abound to make it a memorable experience. However the roads are in disrepair with holes and wash outs, the sites are uneven, there...

1Thank northernneckinn
Santiago, Chile
Reviewed February 27, 2017

The campground is in a nice spot and you seem to think you are in the backcountry when, in fact, you are a 15 min drive from supermarkets and strip malls. We stayed from a Tuesday to a Thursday and the place had an occupancy of about 30%, which was very nice as the sites are pretty close to one...

Thank 2010-Urbi-et-Orbi
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Reviewed January 12, 2017

This was my first time staying in an actual campsite at Joshua Tree. I would stay here again. $20/site per night. Pros: Very scenic and picturesque grounds, especially if you want to see a lot of Joshua trees. This is one of only two grounds, I believe, that has flushing toilets. I went in spring 2016 and the bathrooms were...

2Thank Angelina007
San Francisco, California
Reviewed October 22, 2016

I really wanted to like this camp ground. The restrooms were well maintained and the grounds were clean. There is potable water spigots located throughout. There are no showers here, but across from the Joshua Tree visitors center in town is a place that offers them for 7.5 minutes at a time for a small fee (Coyote Corner?, I believe...

2Thank Christian P
Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

We went in October 2016 for our first time to Joshua tree. The setup was very easy, they had bathroooms, a fire pit (bring your own wood), and a picnic table. Two great items to bring were extra chairs and some type of shelter, we brought a beach umbrella. Very nice experience over all. The negative side of the experience...

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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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“Spaces numbered in the 20s.”
Geolorenzo, 1 week ago | Read review
“Sites towards the back of the grounds are a little more secluded, see map on the Park Service web site”
2010-Urbi-et-Orbi, Feb 27, 2017 | Read review
“Get a site on higher ground, away from footpaths that lead to bathrooms if you want peace and quiet as well as better scenery.”
thaded, Jul 7, 2016 | Read review
“All sites have great views.”
Chuck8700, Jul 1, 2016 | Read review
“Try to look at all the campsites before choosing.”
suru, Apr 20, 2016 | Read review
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