Joshua Tree South

BLM

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Cottonwood Spring Rd. Chiriaco Summit, CA 92201 760-833-7100 Official Website

GPS: 33.6745, -115.8019

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: dirt
Elevation: 1776 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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54 people have reviewed this location.

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4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
4bars
Verizon 3G
4bars
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3bars
AT&T 3G
3bars
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1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: Na

Kita would stay here again

“Pleasant and relaxing ”

Reviewed Jun 02, 2019

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Amazing views and sunsets galore. Some truck with lights was driving up and down the road making sure no one was on the side your not allowed on. (Can only camp on the left when you pull on dirt road) could see other people but couldn’t really hear them and same with the highway, just a hum. Overall great.

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3bars
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2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Lizanne would stay here again

“Expansive and easy to reach!”

Reviewed May 30, 2019

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We stayed here Friday night before Memorial Day and there was plenty of sites, even arriving after 6 pm like we did. The road on the west side goes on for a long, long way, so the chances that there won’t be room for you is very low. We have a 20’ van and the roads were groomed and easy for it to handle. Many sites have fire rings. Wis... more

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Allan And Lauren
38' Newmar Dutch Star by Newmar
3 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 6
“Desert Boondocking, Plenty of Spaces”

Reviewed May 17, 2019

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When you get up to where the marker is on the maps, you'll have the choice to turn either left or right for your camping spot. The main dirt roads are wide and go on for a long time, with lots of firepit spots all along the way. They're annoyingly a bit washboarded, but not too bad and you don't have to be on them for very long (unle... more

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Pullingyourdreams
Chino Hills, CA 26' Forest River Alpha Wolf Ford F 250
2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
“Awesome fee BLM”

Reviewed May 11, 2019

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Staying here was easy to get to and leveling our 26ft TT was easy. Lots of camp sites with man made sure pits. No noise from the nearby freeway. The evening sky and sunset is something to see. We went on a hike and there is plenty of areas to hike. Will absolutely return soon.

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ThatsDopeContent
San Diego, CA 16' Casita Jeep Wrangler
7 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
“Passing Through”

Reviewed Apr 25, 2019

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We liked this place, the camp sites inside the park were all full - so we hit this spot. I liked this location over the campsites, solely because I had service to hotspot & once you get in Joshua Tree there is ZERO service. The only downside was the people before us wrecked the area & left trash, other than that we would definitely cam... more

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Rossi The Riveter
16' Airstream Bambi Sport Toyota Tacoma
1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: East side of Cottonwood Springs Rd (just before JT entrance)
“Amazing stay”

Reviewed Apr 25, 2019

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Stayed just before Christmas....was so peaceful and beautiful with many “sites” to choose from and far enough from other campers. We arrived at night but surprisingly roads were not too rough (Tacoma towing Airstream Bambi 16). Enjoyed so much considered staying another night but unfortunately needed to continue on....but already plann... more

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4bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

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6 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Reviewed Apr 03, 2019

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We were up at north area of Joshua by Indian cove on March 6th as it became dusk to discover you must make reservations online. We were very happy to pull into a site for the night which was free, spacious, clean with minimum noise from highway nearby. Enjoyed the sunset as well.

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3bars
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BackcountryCookes
GA Nissan Xterra
30 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

BackcountryCookes would stay here again

“Joshua Tree Basecamp”

Reviewed Apr 01, 2019

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The location of this campground, right by the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park is really convenient. You can see the highway from where you camp, but it’s not too loud to keep you up at night or anything. The camping area goes both east and west from the J Tree entrance road. We camped on the eastern side, accessing via the southe... more

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4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4

Linda and John would stay here again

“Love this place”

Reviewed Mar 23, 2019

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MARCH 21-25, 2019
Got here for the Spring bloom. Popular place. Can drive several miles west on the north road to find camping. We had a large site on the south road. Be careful of sandy areas. People have gotten stuck.

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2bars
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John G.
24' Aerolite 195QB 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee
7 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 12

John G. would stay here again

“Nice spot just outside Joshua N.P. south gate”

Reviewed Mar 19, 2019

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This is a popular area which seems to function as the waiting room for visiting Joshua tree N.P. Nice pullout sites along the road. Avoid parking on the north side of the main road as it is water district pipeline controlled area and you will probably get asked to relocate, I did.

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
Pets:
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