Question about Joshua Tree South Dispersed Camping

SirCampAlot asked on 3/14/2020

Can I just camp in my tent, if I don't have an RV?

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machado1751
CA
Nucamp TAB 320S Boondock
Chevrolet Silverado
8 reviews

Answered on 3/15/2020:

Yes. There are tents however the ground can be rocky and it can be extremely windy out there.

Answered on 1/15/2021:

yes - but beware of the winds out there. make sure you have sturdy stakes and a tarp for the ground. Hubbly and I checked out this area last Sept and there were lots of people out here on BLM land - fairly well kept- thanks to ALL who pack it and pack it out...we had left Joshua Tree NP RVing and went to checked it out. will go back!

Answered on 3/15/2020:

There are plenty of places to pitch a tent just outside of the national park. Be aware and watch the weather for the possibility of high winds in this area. 😊
Restlessbynature
CA
33' Damon Intruder
28 reviews

Answered on 3/15/2020:

Yes indeed! Enjoy...
10 reviews

Answered on 3/15/2020:

We were in a van but did see some tent campers and people car camping. Lots of open land to set up your camp on.
HolidayRV
Meridian, ID
30' Holiday Rambler Savoy LE
1 review

Answered on 3/15/2020:

Yes, absolutely. Nobody is driving around to check on anything. Enjoy!
Arnell
CA
24' Travel-Lite Falcon F-24-BH
Toyota Tundra
15 reviews

Answered on 3/15/2020:

Absolutely. This is open BLM land. If you use a tent make sure you put down a tarp as the ground can be rocky in places. I've seen many rigs supplement their campsites with varying sized tents. That being said, I can't imagine tent camping in the busiest areas. This is a good opportunity to move farther away from the crowds.
Missy
Nashville, TN
41' Keystone Montana High Country
Ford F-250
12 reviews

Answered on 3/15/2020:

We saw several folks tent camping when we were there last winter.

Answered on 3/15/2020:

You sure can! It's BLM, so we all share - tents, rigs, or car campers!