San Bernardino County covers more than 20,000 square miles of mountains, forests, desert, and valleys. Those who set out to explore San Bernardino County have a wide variety of places to investigate. Visitors at Hole-in-the-Wall Campground are within the Mojave National Preserve with its many scenic wonders.
Hole-in-the-Wall Campground is located high in the Mojave National Preserve, a 1.6-million-acre park east of Barstow. The park offers spectacular desert beauty with sand dunes, wildflowers, canyons, and mesas. Visitors to the campground enjoy the surrounding sculptured volcanic rock walls, hiking, and wildlife viewing.
Hole-in-the-Wall Campground sits at an elevation of 4,400 feet. The campground features 35 campsites for RVs, trailers, and tents. Two walk-in sites are available. For campfires, bring your own firewood since collecting wood is not permitted. Nearby in a separate camping area for equestrians and for group camping: Black Canyon Equestrian & Group Campground.
20 miles north of Interstate 40 via Essex Road and then Black Canyon Road.
Mileage from Gateway City:
Barstow - 123 miles
Los Angeles - 235 miles
Number of Campsites:
Open - Closed:
Max. People per Site:
8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site:
On leash, always attended
National Park Service
Mojave National Preserve:
Current Road Conditions:
or on weekdays, 760 252-6101
No reservations available - all campsites are first-come, first served
Maximum RV/Trailer Length:
Wheelchair Accessible Sites:
$12 per night
Hole-in-the-Wall Campground Amenities
Picnic tables, fire rings; no hook-ups
Vault toilets, piped water
Attractions near Hole-in-the-Wall Campground:
Stop by the Hole-in-the-Wal Information Center. Visit nearby Mitchell Caverns Natural Preserve in the Providence Mountains State Recreation Area for cave tours and nature trails. Hike the Hole-in-the-Wall Nature Trail. Explore the Rings Loop Trail which includes an ascent from Banshee Canyon with the help of metal ring handholds. Drive north to Cima Road for Joshua trees, Cima Dome, and Teutonia Peak Trailhead.
General Camping Information
Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation site when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.
Black Canyon Equestrian and Group Campground
Only a short distance from Hole-in-the-Wall Campground and across the road from the Information Center is the Black Canyon Equestrian and Group Campground. The group camp can accommodate up to 50 people. Group camp facilities include vault toilets, potable water, fire rings, and picnic shelters with tables.
The equestrian site has similar amenities along with corrals. The site can accommodate up to 30 people.
Fees: $25 per group
Reservations: (760) 928-2572 or (760) 252-6104