Eating & Sleeping

Campers gather around the fire ring at the Jumbo Rocks Campground. NPS / Brad Sutton
Joshua Tree National Park is a popular destination for campers.

NPS / Brad Sutton



There are nine campgrounds in Joshua Tree. Most campsites are available first-come, first-served. During the busy season from October through May, reservations may be made for individual or family sites at Black Rock and Indian Cove campgrounds. Group campsites should be reserved in advance. If you are interested in camping in Joshua Tree, please be aware that it is very common for campgrounds to fill on weekends and on holidays from fall through spring. Campers without reservations who arrive late on Friday or anytime on Saturday may be unable to find a site.



There is no lodging available within Joshua Tree National Park. However, there are many places to stay in nearby communities. Please contact area chambers of commerce for information.


Restaurants, Grocery Stores, & Picnic Areas

There are no restaurants or grocery stores inside Joshua Tree National Park, but nearby communities provide these services. Check with area chambers of commerce for more information.

Joshua Tree has eight picnic areas: Cottonwood, Indian Cove, Live Oak, Split Rock, Cap Rock, Hidden Valley, Quail Springs, and Black Rock. Their locations are shown on the map below.

Remember: help us keep wildlife wild. Never feed wild animals. Store food in hard-sided containers or in your vehicle. Carefully clean up all trash and leftovers, even small crumbs.
locations of picnic areas in Joshua Tree National Park

Last updated: February 23, 2017

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