Black Rock Canyon Campground

Joshua Tree National Park

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Black Rock Canyon Rd.
Yucca Valley, CA 92284
760-367-5500
760-367-5502
Official Website

GPS: 34.0753, -116.388

Last Price Paid: $20
Number of Sites: 100
Pad Type: dirt
Reservations: Yes
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

16 people have reviewed this location.

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Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G
3bars
Verizon 3G
3bars
AT&T 4G
2bars
Sprint 4G
3bars
T-Mobile 4G
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Dick Tony
San Gabriel, CA
16 Airstream Bambi Sport
33 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 2

Dick Tony would stay here again

“Pretty darn good.”

Reviewed Feb 01, 2018

Overall Rating

It seems to be the most available of the Joshua Tree Campgrounds, which I guess means it's not the most desirable? The market speaks. It's not far from the town of Joshua Tree and a couple of general stores, although it doesn't feel civilized when you're out at the sites. Many of the sites are not level and otherwise require negotia... more

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2bars
Verizon 3G

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mongo
Chicago, IL
33 Winnebago Sightseer
2017 Nissan Versa
18 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 64

mongo would stay here again

“Great experience, not far from the town of Yucca Valley”

Reviewed Dec 03, 2017

Overall Rating

To clarify, the price reflects the Senior Pass my husband has for National Parks; the regular rate is 20$ per night. We paid 10 per night plus 5 for the dump fee, so 35 for 3 nights. The 5$ covers unlimited dump. The campsites are spacious, with fire pits for each one. There are not many trees that provide shade, so if you have a... more

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4bars
AT&T 4G

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No Reservations

26 Bigfoot 26SL
8 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 17

No Reservations would stay here again

“Beautiful ”

Reviewed Nov 29, 2017

Overall Rating

Great spot to spend a few days. The views and hiking are top notch. No hook ups but does have a dump station but they charge extra even if camping here. :/ No entrance to the park but not a long drive. Most of the sites were very unlevel. In fact some of our neighbors had to move as the couldn’t get level. We had to raise some tir... more

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3bars
AT&T 4G
2bars
Verizon 4G

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1 review
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 1

udogehrke would stay here again

“Beautiful and quiet”

Reviewed Oct 05, 2017

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This was a very nice spot! Joshua trees everywhere on the camp ground. Clean, quiet and nice staff. We used late checkin and could choose a great spot. Campground is remote and I would recommend some sort of GPS to find it. It is not exactly near the main entrance of the park. (30 min drive) It is located in the park though, but not on... more

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2bars
T-Mobile 4G

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Fables and Trails
Seattle, WA
2017 Airstream Int'l Signature 27FB
2017 Range Rover Sport Supercharged
25 reviews
Nightly rate: $22
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: B064

Fables and Trails would stay here again

“Quiet and peaceful”

Reviewed May 28, 2017

Overall Rating

Stayed here for 4 nights, starting Oct 10th, 2016, in a Airstream International 23D. The Good - Easy access off the main road, oddly through a residential area. While the roads within the campground were in rough shape, there were no major issues. - On-site dump station, at a cost. $5. - Gorgeous Joshua Trees everywhere! Fantasti... more

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4bars
Verizon 4G

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PCSKIER
Park City, UT
23 Airstream Flying cloud
5 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 0
“Didn't stay...but drove through and here are my observations. Yuck.”

Reviewed May 18, 2017

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I stayed in Jumbo Rocks in Joshua Tree (great campground!) in early May for three nights, and after I left, I stopped in Black Rock to use the Dump Station while heading down toward Palm Springs. This was the saddest little place I have seen in awhile. The roads are crumbling, narrow, and winding. The sites are tight and unlevel. Th... more

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2bars
Sprint 4G

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11 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 29
“an opportunity to practice leveling skills”

Reviewed May 10, 2017

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We loved our stay here - and especially our site #29, from which we could directly access the hiking trails on this side of the park. The only reason we would not camp here again is because there are so many other spots we would like to try nearby, in- and out-side the park. It's true that we didn't get anywhere NEAR level, but that's... more

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3bars
Verizon 3G

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26 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 38

Restlessbynature would stay here again

“Nice campground in Joshua Tree NP at the northwest end.”

Reviewed Feb 27, 2017

Overall Rating

You'll most likely need a reservation. This is one of only two campgrounds in Joshua Tree that accepts reservation. I stayed here on President's Day and it was full. I had plenty of room for my 33' RV towing a car. Good Verizon signal.
See my video of the North Joshua Tree area at: https://youtu.be/b-7rNm27HGc

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2bars
Verizon 4G

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Annie
Seattle, WA
18 Safari Condo Alto 1743
2015 Subaru Outback
20 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 20
“Bad roads, unlevel sites, broken dump station”

Reviewed Jan 22, 2017

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The previous reviews about the roads and sites being in poor condition are not kidding. I personally saw 4 RVs drive in, drive around looking for level spots, and then leave. One guy tried for about 20 minutes to level at the site next to me, gave up, and left. The roads are rutted and missing asphalt in large sections. Just drivin... more

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3bars
AT&T 4G
3bars
Verizon 4G
2bars
T-Mobile 4G

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Busy Campers
Portland, OR
25 Airstream Flying Cloud
2016 Ford F-150
57 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 15

Busy Campers would stay here again

“Reservations, water, dump station, cell service and hiking access in Joshua Tree”

Reviewed Jan 21, 2017

Overall Rating

Without repeating other reviewers on the pros and cons of this campsite, we would definitely stay here again. It's a good stop for smaller trailers/RVs on your way in or out of the park, and the only campground in the park with any kind of cell service if you need to get some work done. The hiking trail access is also amazing from here... more

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2bars
AT&T 4G
2bars
Verizon 4G

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • recycle
  • restrooms: flush
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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