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Bentonville, Arkansas
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Pros : closest to town, water, trash cans and bathrooms. Decent amount of space between campsites . Cons: this was more brush filled, where I think camping among the rocks would have been nice and provided more shade and shelter from the wind. I think I would go back and pick another site if I could but still enjoyed our...

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Bridport, Australia
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The countryside is desert with a smattering of Joshua Trees. We "dry camped" in the Black Rock Campgrounds. Lots of other there as well. Generators can be run during certain times. No potable water available so come well prepared. Very quiet, great sleep. We had full phone reception with T Mobile

1Thank Liane D
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We stayed here 3 days over a busy weekend. The campground was full, but didn't feel crowded. The sites were all different sizes, some small, some large, so look around first before choosing a site. The campground hosts and rangers were friendly enough and they were helpful giving us information about the various hiking trails. There is a ranger station/visitor...

2Thank suru
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

We had a great time at this park, though the campground infrastructure was in need of repair. The professional staff was very polite and engaging. However, the campground host, Bill, by his own description 182 pounds of spring steel ready to burst into action, was a threatening bully who made up regulations to enforce. Had we not had such a...

3Thank Watergourd
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

Another example of a NP with a great location and it has been left to ruin. The campground roadways are crumbling and the campgrounds windswept sand. Most RV sites are rutted and uneven-be sure to bring your leveling blocks! The facilities buildings have paint peeling and are in need of repair or at least maintenance. The Camp Hosts do a...

1Thank Sharon-Stephen
New York City, New York
Reviewed 28 March 2016

This campground is lovely and peaceful, and there are bathrooms and a visitor center, whereas most of the other campgrounds in the park do not offer running water. The best part is the great hikes around the campground, especially the Hi View nature trail, which was spectacular.. This campground is set apart from the main park area, and I found...

Thank mesari
OC, California
Reviewed 24 March 2016

There are only 2 campgrounds near the park that take reservations and this is one of them. I'm glad I hadn't just tried my luck at the walk-up campgrounds because they were all full. It was spring break for a lot of the schools so the park was pretty full. On the plus side - the folks at the desk...

2Thank On-The-Road-Again-CA
Saint David, Arizona
Reviewed 20 March 2016

The worst National Park campground I've ever visited. Stayed one night in a small RV. The campground is located on the far NW corner of the park with no road access to the park proper. Reaching it requires driving through miles of urban development and housing which has encroached on the park's northern boundary -- a real turn off! Roads...

1Thank Doug085
Evansville, Indiana
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Spent three days here and was not impressed with the area. The campground was OK but had no showers. You would think that a National Park would have amenities such as showers. As for the trees, we saw as many Joshua trees on CA178 between Ridgecrest CA and Bakersfield CA as we did here, plus a whole lot more scenery,...

Thank Jim P
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 March 2016

There are a number of pros and cons to staying at Black Rock. I liked how easy it was to go on several good hikes - suitable for kids and adults - from within the campground. Each site has a Joshua Tree (or two or three), which is nice. The restrooms were kept clean. The stargazing was also good and...

1Thank joy3410

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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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“Sites towards the back of the grounds are a little more secluded, see map on the Park Service web site”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles thaded, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All sites have great views.”
 of 5 bubbles Chuck8700, 1 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Try to look at all the campsites before choosing.”
 of 5 bubbles suru, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Buy your firewood locally, and make sure they store it in-doors!”
 of 5 bubbles H8560JMbrianc, 18 Jan 2016 | Read review
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