RVs & Camping

Joshua Tree National Park Camping

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More than 500 campsites are available in the park. Some require reservations, some are first-come, first-served. There are 3 group sites for 10-60 people. Reservations can be made in advance. Campgrounds usually fill 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 through September), reserve a site, and/or have alternate overnight plans ready. During the quieter summer months, all campsites are first-come, first-served. No reservations are needed for summertime camping. Some campgrounds may close in summer, partly due to the desert heat.

Alert: Because of the park’s very dry climate, fire danger in Joshua Tree is almost always very high. Be cautious. Campfires are allowed only in designated fire rings or grills that are found in park campgrounds or picnic areas. Keep fires small. Bring your own firewood. You may not gather park vegetation, whether living or dead, to fuel your campfire. If you plan to have a campfire, bring extra water to douse it thoroughly.

TO RESERVE: www.nps.gov/jotr