Joshua Tree National Park Attractions and Activities
Visitors to Joshua Tree National Park appreciate the stunning beauty of the desert and the wonderful flora and fauna of the region. Campers at Indian Cove Campground find campsites tucked in among massive boulders.
Indian Cove is home to great nature trails featuring the Wonderland of Rocks.
Hike through Black Rock Canyon with its magnificent Joshua Tree forest.
Visit Cottonwood Springs and learn about its cultural history. Find good hiking and birding there.
Keys View offers panoramic views of the Coachella Valley, the San Andreas Fault, and the high peaks of San Jacinto and San Gorgonio.
Skull Rock is certain to make you pull out your camera.
Wildflower viewing is best from February through June.
Indian Cove Campground is on the north side of Joshua Tree National Park. Campsites are nestled among towering rocks, sculpted over the centuries by wind and rain. With many excellent rock climbing routes nearby, the campground is popular with climbers as well as those who appreciate a beauty of the rock formations. There is no drinking water at Indian Cove Campground. Water is available 2 miles away at the ranger station.
Twenty-eight of the sites at Indian Cove Campground are available for tents, RVs, or trailers, while 63 are tent-only sites. Some campsites are small and may not accommodate the maximum number of people and vehicles. Check the specific details when you are registering for a particular site. Indian Cove includes 13 Group Camps.
Hike the Boy Scout Trail, Find plenty of nearby rock climbing. Tour Oasis Visitor Center. Visit nearby 49 Palms Oasis. Enjoy ranger-led interpretive programs.
Indian Cove Group Camps
Indian Cove Campground has 13 tent-only, group sites. The maximum number of people allowed at each site ranges from 15 to 60. The minimum number for all sites is 7. The number of vehicles allowed per site ranges from 10 to 18, and fees range from $25 to $40 per night. Each campsite has picnic tables and fire pits.
Reservations: Indian Cove Group Camps
General Camping Information for Joshua Tree National Park
Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions.
Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.
Water is not available at all campgrounds. Plan ahead and carry plenty of water.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.