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Black Rock Campground

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You cannot drive directly through the park to any of the attractions from this campground (you need to leave the park and re-enter) but it is not a far drive and has the added bonus that it is close to all the amenities in Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree, including a gas station and the Walmart. We bought a threaded...

Thank SandyTO2009
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose Black Rock because we knew we would be arriving late and wanted to guarantee a spot. Bathrooms were clean and did have running water. The campground is inside of the park, but not accessible to the rest of the park (~20 min drive back out of the park to the nearest entrance). It was also very WINDY --...

Thank Holly L
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I planned a return to Joshua Tree earlier this year and booked at this campground. We did not know the campground, and were surprised when we learned that it is basically "outside" the park, since it in the very north part of the park, and to get to the main sites in the park, you must depart...

Thank mike m
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Probably the most accessible campground. Spacious pitches and fell asleep looking up at hundreds of stars. Hosts and very helpful and even when full, the campground wasn't noisy (apart from the coyotes). Took a walk to High View Trail in the morning (1.5 miles) and saw a snake and loads of other wildlife. This hike is fine for kids. Can't...

1Thank Stuart F
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This campground is NOT located inside Joshua Tree National Park but in the town of Yucca Valley which is 11 miles to the nearest park entrance. You drive through a local neighborhood to reach the park entrance which left me disenchanted. In the distance, I could hear a neighbor's dog barking. Even though my reservation was tent only, I found...

Thank AmeliaTexas
San Marcos, California
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I joined my cousins for a night at Black Rock where we enjoyed camping in the National Park. Our spaces 27 and 28 meant that we were near flush toilets, recycling receptacles, a higher elevation than most other campsites, and of course, lots of Joshua trees and open space to the west. The campground was pretty quiet - no sounds...

Thank Geolorenzo
Los Angeles
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This is one of the two camping sites that you can reserve ahead of time at Joshua Tree National Park (other one is Indian Cove). We chose Black Rock as it was west of the park and closer to LA, also because it is the only campground with running water and flush toilets! The tradeoff is that it is outside...

Thank vacationgirl07
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This camping site is a ok option for this area. Reasonable price. $20 a day. The only problem is they only have toilets with no shower on the site. Try to get there early. They close the office at 4. Nice walking trails in the area. Family friendly.

Thank Ts S
Tappahannock, Virginia
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Looks like this campground is suffering from long term neglect! It's a great location a couple of miles off the main highway and with a great growth of Joshua trees making the vistas iconic and authentic vegetation abound to make it a memorable experience. However the roads are in disrepair with holes and wash outs, the sites are uneven, there...

1Thank northernneckinn
Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The campground is in a nice spot and you seem to think you are in the backcountry when, in fact, you are a 15 min drive from supermarkets and strip malls. We stayed from a Tuesday to a Thursday and the place had an occupancy of about 30%, which was very nice as the sites are pretty close to one...

Thank 2010-Urbi-et-Orbi

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Address: 9800 Black Rock Canyon Road, Joshua Tree National Park, CA 92277-3597
Region: United States > California > Joshua Tree National Park
Number of rooms: 100
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“Download the campsite map and identify where you want to camp”
734mikem, 1 May 2017 | Read review
“Spaces numbered in the 20s.”
Geolorenzo, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Sites towards the back of the grounds are a little more secluded, see map on the Park Service web site”
2010-Urbi-et-Orbi, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get a site on higher ground, away from footpaths that lead to bathrooms if you want peace and quiet as well as better scenery.”
thaded, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All sites have great views.”
Chuck8700, 1 Jul 2016 | Read review
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