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
Elevation: 3978 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

20 people have reviewed this location.

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croyable
San Diego, CA 19' Forest River Geo Pro 19FBS Jeep 2017 Grand Cherokee Limited 2WD
5 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 76

croyable would stay here again

“Loved it a lot ”

Reviewed May 04, 2019

Overall Rating

Just beautiful - we have a 19 ft trailer and ended up in a pretty sloped site which wasn’t ideal, but there are other flat sites we’ll try next time if we go back. Grounds were nicely tended to and lots of wildlife were around. Can’t beat the views, especially the higher up the mountain you go. Nice trails around the campground. They h... more

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Fables and Trails
Seattle, WA 2017 Airstream Int'l Signature 27FB 2017 Range Rover Sport Supercharged
40 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 14

Fables and Trails would stay here again

“More practical 'camping' in JTNP, but choose your site carefully!”

Reviewed Feb 22, 2019

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Regardless of the completely crumbling roads, absence of signage, extremely un-level sites, and strange location, this campground is still one of our favorites. Rarely do you get such a beautiful camping experience bring right next to mature Joshua Trees in a quiet environment, close to town, but far enough away to feel like wilderness... more

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1 review
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 19

SpiderMother would stay here again

“Camped two nights staying out of the wind. Nice site, good neighbors. ”

Reviewed Apr 16, 2018

Overall Rating

I recommend this Campground.
It's not fancy.

Nature Center is very well put together.
Cathy the Center information person was most informative.

Good bird, rodent and plant action.
Coyotes singing in the early morning.

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1 review
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 0
Site Number: 13
“No water, tight access, terrible host”

Reviewed Mar 03, 2018

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This was by far the worst experience we've ever had in our 30+ years of camping. We called the campground prior to making our reservation to be sure that our motor home would fit in the site and were told it would be no problem. With that information we made a reservation and drove 5 hrs from Phoenix to get there. When we arrived at c... more

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Dick Tony
San Gabriel, CA 16' Airstream
59 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 2

Dick Tony would stay here again

“Pretty darn good.”

Reviewed Feb 01, 2018

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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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mongo
Chicago, IL 33' Winnebago Sightseer 2017 Nissan Versa
24 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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No Reservations
Box Elder, SD 26' Bigfoot 26SL
20 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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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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Fables and Trails
Seattle, WA 2017 Airstream Int'l Signature 27FB 2017 Range Rover Sport Supercharged
40 reviews
Nightly rate: $22
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: B064

Fables and Trails would stay here again

“Quiet and peaceful”

Reviewed May 28, 2017

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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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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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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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