Camping at Joshua Tree's Indian Cove Campground
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Indian Cove is located between Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms amidst towering rock formations. This is a great place to photograph the night sky and offers many popular rock climbing routes nearby.
The Indian Cove Campground is located between Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms. The campsites are situated amid towering rock formations, making this a perfect camping location for rock climbers. This is one of only two campgrounds that can be reserved during the park's busy winter months.
The campsites are situated on relatively flat and sandy surfaces. There are 91 individual campsites, as well as 13 tent only sites. There are no hook-ups or potable water, but there is a market just down the street.
The campsites are first come, first served June 1st - September 29th.
- Campground reservation
- Sleeping bag
- Food and water
- Rock climbing gear
- Camera and tripod
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Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Rock Climbing
Spring, Autumn, Winter
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Attempted to catch one of the walk up sites in Joshua Tree this past weekend, everything was occupado or seemed to be... we stumbled across a site at Indian Cove for a "week long reservation" yet it appeared the group had taken off early! Scored a great spot adjacent to some amazing bouldering. Winds were insane, but nothing a warm drink and fire couldn't fix!
Great location to popular climbing
This campground is usually super popular because of its proximity to some great climbing routes. It is first come, first serve-- so it's almost impossible to get a spot on busy weekends. Make sure you arrive early!
Great place with awesome rock formations. Rattlesnake Canyon is a great hiking hike as well with some rock scrambling to get to some of the pools. The pools only have water in them in the spring with some rainfall.
Love camping there. The rock formations are stunning. Rattlesnake Canyon is a great place to hike in the spring as well - it is at the east end of the campground and requires some rock scrambling to get to the pools that have water in them if there is good rainfall.
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