Camping Outside of the Park

Are there any available campsites in the park right now?

Campgrounds are usually full 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.

Since most park campgrounds are first-come, first-serve availability can change by the minute.


Private Campgrounds

North of the Park


Joshua Tree Lake RV & Campground
2601 Sunfair Road
Joshua Tree, CA

JT Sportsman's Club
6225 Sunburst Avenue
Joshua Tree, CA

Twentynine Palms RV Resort
4949 Desert Knoll Avenue
Twentynine Palms, CA

Little Pioneertown RV
55408 Twentynine Palms Highway
Yucca Valley, CA
(760) 362-2163

South of the Park

Chiriaco Summit
62450 Chiriaco Road
Chiriaco Summit, CA

Palm Springs/Joshua Tree KOA
70405 Dillon Road
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92241

Dispersed Camping

Public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) offer free dispersed camping north and south of the park. Camping is allowed anywhere in the indicated areas (see images below) except within 300 feet (91 m) of roadways. There are no developed facilities in dispersed camping areas: no restrooms, no water, no trash collection. Bring what you need and pack out all your trash. All vegetation, living or dead, is protected by law. Campfires require a permit, available from BLM offices or online.

Dispersed Camping North of the Park

To get to this area, from the intersection of Sunfair and Twentynine Palms Highway (CA-62), drive 2.5 miles north to Sunflower. Turn right on Sunflower Road and continue for another mile to Cascade Road. Cascade Road can be identified by the power lines. These roads can be washed out or deeply rutted; 4-wheel drive is recommended. Refer to the map below for more information.
Black and white map showing small BLM dispersed camping area north of the park at the intersections of Sunflower and Cascade roads.

Dispersed Camping South of the Park

Black and white map showing small BLM dispersed camping areas south of the park.

Last updated: October 9, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-3597


(760) 367-5500

Contact Us