Covering an area of more than 792,000 acres, almost 85% of which is managed as wilderness, Joshua Tree National Park is a backpacker’s dream with its mild winter climate and interesting rock formations, plants, and wildlife. By observing the guidelines below, your venture into the backcountry should be safe and enjoyable. If you have questions, ask a ranger. It is your responsibility to know and abide by park regulations.
Caching food and water
Download the Joshua Tree National Park backcountry camping brochure.