Joshua Tree National Park-Campground Information and Rules:
Quiet hours are from 10 pm to 6 am. Generator use is limited to six hours a day: 7 to 9 am, noon to 2 pm, and 5 to 7 pm.
Food-storage containers capable of preventing access by wildlife are required. Any scented or odorous items must be similarly stored.
Campfires are allowed in the fire grates porvided. All vegetation in the park is protected. If you want to make a campfire, bring your own firewood.
RVs: There are no hookups for recreational vehicles. Black Rock and Cottonwood have fresh-water fill-up and dump stations. Motorhomes and habitable trailers are prohibited at Cottonwood and Sheep Pass group sites. At Hidden Valley and White Tank campgrounds, and at Indian Cove group sites, motorhomes and trailers, including their tow vehicle, cannot exceed a combined vehicle length of 25 feet.
Reservations: Sites at Black Rock and Indian Cove campgrounds may be reserved from October through May 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: Belle, Hidden Valley, Ryan, and White Tank. Black Rock and Indian Cove campgrounds are first-come, first-served only during the summer-June 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. Cottonwood and Sheep Pass group sites are limited to tent camping only.
Camping Limits: There is a 30-day camping limit each year. However, only 14 nights total may occur from October through May.
Overflow Camping: There is no overflow camping in the park, however there are some BLM areas nearby. Click here for a map (270k PDF). The park also offers backcountry camping.
Overflow Parking is not available in the park. All overnight vehicles must be parked in a designated campsite.
Questions About Camping call 760-367-5500
|Belle||Year round||3800 ft||$10||18||no||no||pit||no|
|Black Rock||Year round||4000 ft||$15||100||yes||$15||flush||yes|
|Cottonwood Reservation only||Year round||3000ft||$15/$25-40 group||62||yes||no||flush||no/group yes|
|Hidden Valley||Year round||4200 ft||$10||44||no||no||pit||no|
|Indian Cove||Year round||3200ft||$15/$25-40 group||62–3 group||no||no||pit||yes|
|Jumbo Rocks Reservation only||Year round||4,400 ft||$10||124||no||no||pit||no|
|Ryan||Year round||4,300 ft||$10||31||no||no||pit||no|
|Sheep Pass||Year round||4,500 ft||$25-40 group||6 group||no||no||pit||yes|
|White Tank||Year round||3,800 ft||$10||15||no||no||pit||no|