Two developed campgrounds are available in the park:
Located just off U.S. Highway 62/180 near the Pine Springs Visitor Center, Pine Springs Campground is a simple, desert camping area situated at the base of the mountain. Individual campsites are all at a first come, first served basis. Campground conveniences include: potable water (for water bottles and hydration packs only), accessible flush-toilet restrooms, utility sink, and pay telephones. There are no showers available in the campground.Tent campers have a choice of 20 leveled, gravel sites. Small junipers and oaks partially shade most of the sites and each site has a picnic table. Numbers are limited to 6 people or 2 tents per site.The RV camping area is a paved parking lot with 19 sites to choose from. RVs and trailers 55 feet in length or longer are prohibited. RV sites are defined by painted lines and numbers on the pavement. There are no hook-ups and there is no dump station. No hose connection for fresh water tanks. RV campsite #21 is wheelchair accessible.
Dog Canyon is in a secluded, forested canyon on the north side of the park. Due to a slightly higher elevation and protected location beneath steep cliff walls, it remains cooler than Pine Springs campground in the summer and sheltered from strong gusty winds in winter and spring. The campground has 9 tent sites and 4 RV sites (maximum length 23 feet, no hookups, no dump station). Restrooms have sinks and flush toilets, but no showers.
Skunks and other small mammals roam the campground at night. These animals are attracted to food odors. Prevent encounters by keeping campsites free of food scraps.
Pets on leash are permitted in the campground, but please abide by the following with regard to your pet's welfare, the protection of park wildlife, and consideration of other park visitors:
Wood and charcoal fires are strictly prohibited due to generally dry weather conditions and intermittent high winds. Fires are permitted only in stoves using containerized fuels.
Quiet hours are from 8:00 PM to 8:00 AM. Generators may not be run during these hours.
Last updated: April 22, 2021