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Joshua Tree National Park
Camping at Joshua Tree
Campsites are limited to six people, three tents, and two cars. Group sites accommodate 10 to 60 people. Each campsite has a picnic table and fire grate. Water and flush toilets are available in Black Rock and Cottonwood campgrounds. Showers are not available.
Water is available at the Oasis Visitor Center, Indian Cove Ranger Station, West Entrance, and Black Rock and Cottonwood campgrounds.
Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Generator use is limited to six hours a day: 7 to 9 a.m., noon to 2 p.m., and 5 to 7 p.m.
Food-storage containers capable of preventing access by wildlife are required. Any scented or odorous items must be similarly stored.
Campfires: All vegetation in the park is protected. If you want to make a campfire, bring your own firewood. Fire grates are provided.
RVs: There are no hookups for recreational vehicles. Black Rock and Cottonwood have dump stations. At group sites, motorhomes and trailers cannot exceed 25 feet. At Hidden Valley and White Tank campgrounds the 25-foot limitation includes the towing vehicle.
Reservations: Sites at Black Rock and Indian Cove campgrounds may be reserved from September through the Memorial Day weekend by calling 1-877-444-6777 up to six months in advance of the date you want to reserve. Or you may make reservations online at www.recreation.gov
First-come, first-served campgrounds include: Belle, Cottonwood, Hidden Valley, Jumbo Rocks, Ryan, and White Tank. Black Rock and Indian Cove campgrounds are first-come, first-served only during the summeróJune through September.
Group Site Reservations may be made up to 12 months in advance throughout the year by calling 1-877-444-6777 or online at www.recreation.gov. Group campsites are available at Cottonwood, Indian Cove, and Sheep Pass campgrounds.
Camping Limits: There is a 30-day camping limit each year. However, only 14 nights total may occur from October through May.
The park also offers backcountry camping
A Joshua tree
Looking across Lost Horse Valley toward Wonderland of Rocks at sunset
Three flowering Nolina