Cottonwood Campground

Color photo of evening light on Cottonwood Campground by NPS / Kurt Moses.
Desert sunsets are a beautiful thing to behold.

NPS / Kurt Moses

All individual campsites at Cottonwood Campground are first-come, first-served. Please pay your camping fee at the self-registration station, located to the right as you enter the campground from Cottonwood Oasis Road. The campground is at 3,000 feet (914 m) in elevation.

Cottonwood Campground has
  • 62 individual campsites
  • Water, flush toilets, and an RV dump station
  • Access to the Cottonwood Springs Nature Trail, Mastodon Peak Loop, and Lost Palms Oasis Trail
Reservations are required for group sites. The three group sites can be reserved up to a year in advance, online or by calling 877-444-6777.

RV Camping

Sites can accommodate an overall combined RV length (including a towed vehicle) of up to 35 feet. A few sites can accommodate longer RVs. These are sites 1A, 3A, 5A, 9A, 11A, 13A, 15A, 17A, 19A, 21A, 23A, 25A, 27A, 29A, 31A, 1B, 3B, 5B, 7B, 11B, 15B, 17B, 21B, 23B, 27B, 29B, and 31B.


Check out our Cottonwood Campground album on Flickr.


Visit our Camping Regulations page to learn more about general rules, pets, quiet hours, and fires/firewood.
Black and white campground map. Map is oriented with North toward the top of the page. The campground is made of two loops.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-3597


(760) 367-5500

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