Campgrounds

Camping: June through August

During the summer, some campground close.

  • Belle Campground: Closed June 10 through August 29. Starting August 30, all sites are first-come, first-served.

  • Black Rock Campground: Sites 40–60 and 66–99 are closed June 10 through August 29. All other sites are first-come, first served. Starting August 30, all sites are available by reservation only.

  • Cottonwood Campground: Loop B is closed June 10 through August 29. Loop A sites are first-come, first served. Starting August 30th, all sites are available by reservation only

  • Hidden Valley: All sites are first-come, first-served year-round.

  • Indian Cove: Sites 40–101 are closed June 10 through August 29. All other sites are first-come, first served. Starting August 30th, all sites are available by reservation only.

  • Jumbo Rocks Campground: All sites are first-come, first-served June 10 through August 29. Starting August 30th, all sites are available by reservation only.

  • Ryan Campground: Closed June 10 through August 29. Starting August 30th, all sites are available by reservation only.

  • White Tank Campground: Closed June 10 through August 29. Starting August 30th, all sites are first-come, first-served.

 

Camping: September through May

Campgrounds usually fill October through May. From mid-February to mid-May (and during holidays) campgrounds usually fill throughout the week. To improve your chances of getting a campsite and avoid disappointment, visit during the off-season (June-September), reserve a site, and/or have alternate overnight plans ready. Can't find a campsite inside the park? Learn more about Camping Outside of the Park.

During the quieter summer months, all campsites are first-come, first-served. No reservations are needed for summertime camping. Some campgrounds may close in summer.

 
 
 

Group Sites

There are three areas that have group campsites: Cottonwood, Indian Cove, and Sheep Pass.
  • Group sites can accommodate 10-60 people.
  • Reservations for group sites may be made up to 6 months in advance.
  • Cottonwood and Sheep Pass Group Campgrounds are for tents only. Indian Cove Group Campground can accommodate small RVs or trailers, with a maximum combined length of 25 feet.
 

Equestrian Camping

Black Rock and Ryan Campgrounds have designated horse camps (Ryan is closed in the summer months). See the horseback riding page for more information.

 

Regulations

Visit our Camping Regulations page to learn more about general rules, pets, quiet hours, and fires/firewood. Attaching lines to vegetation, including Joshua trees and junipers, is prohibited. Hammocks, slacklines, and other horizontal ropes must be tied to rocks and climbing bolts, and are not permitted in campgrounds.
 
 

Last updated: May 28, 2019

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