Jumbo Rocks Campground

Joshua Tree National Park


Joshua Tree National Park


campsite in Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park
Attractions and Activities

Visitors to Joshua Tree National Park enjoy exploring the massive rock formations, viewing the desert landscape, and hiking along scenic trails. Campers at Jumbo Rocks Campground are near many of the popular attractions in the park.

  • Skull Rock is certain to make you pull out your camera.
  • Wildflower viewing is best from February through June.
  • 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.
  • Ranger-led Programs include nature walks and campfire programs. See the- Joshua Tree Calendar of Events.
  • Enjoy the 18-mile geology motor tour.
  • Take a guided ranger tour of historic Keys Ranch.

Important Indian Cove Campground Regulations

  1. All tents, tarps, and other camping equipment must be set up within 25 feet of the picnic table or fire grate.
  2. Campfires may only be lit in existing fire rings or grades in developed campgrounds. Bring your own firewood.
  3. Towed Vehicles are counted as one of the two vehicles permitted per campsite.
  4. Secure food and scented items in a safe place that will prevent access by wildlife.
  5. Generators may only be operated from 7 AM to 9 AM, Noon to 2 PM, and 5 PM to 7 PM.

Jumbo Rocks Campground

Jumbo Rocks Campground rests in the north central part of Joshua Tree National Park. The amazing setting of the campsites at Jumbo Rocks, nestled among masses of huge, sculpted rocks, makes the campground among the most popular in the park. Even with over a hundred campsites, visitors can find plenty of privacy in many of the secluded recesses.

Jumbo Rocks Campground is located near the center of the park, close to many of a main attractions. Campsites are situated along the main road through the campground as well as along 4 loops on either side of the road. Previous visitors recommend not camping too near the campground entrance to avoid traffic noise. Purchase firewood at the park entrance.

Jumbo Rocks Campground Basics
Jumbo Rocks Campground Location: off Park Blvd., north-central Joshua Tree National Park
Elevation: 4,400 feet
Mileage/Driving Time: Joshua Tree - 23 miles, 45 minutes
Riverside - 100 miles, 2:05
Number of Sites: 124
Open - Closed: Open year-round
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles/tents per Site: 2 vehicles, 2 tents
Pets: On leash, always attended
Park information: (760) 367-5500

Reservations
No Reservations: first come, first served
Camping Limit: 14 nights from October through May with 30 days total per year
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 25 - 35 feet, varies by site
Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $15
Campground Map: Jumbo Rocks Campground Map
Check-in, check-out: Noon, Noon

Jumbo Rocks Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire grate
Campground: Vault toilets, no water
Showers and laundry: No
Dump station: No
Attractions near Jumbo Rocks Campground: Access the Skull Rock Nature Trail. View Arch Rock and Cap Rock. Stroll through Cholla Cactus Garden. Tour Hidden Valley.

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.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.

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