Campgrounds

Campgrounds usually fill on weekends 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 a year 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: November 1, 2017

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74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-3597

Phone:

(760) 367-5500

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