Camp at Cottonwood Campground in Joshua Tree NP

Camp at Cottonwood Campground in Joshua Tree NP

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Activities

Chillin, Camping, Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Autumn, Winter

Added by

Jake Young

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Groups
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Cottonwood Spring does not fill up as quickly as other Joshua Tree campgrounds but still offers beautiful desert camping. Group sites are available.

The Cottonwood Campground is roughly 40 minutes south of the main attractions in Joshua Tree on Pinyon Canyon Rd and is located right next to the visitor center The biggest advantage of this site is that it is less popular than many of the other sites in Joshua Tree. It also has potable water and group sites unlike the other campgrounds.

There are also a few beautiful hikes than you can do out of this area. One can hike to the Mastodon Mine, Dry Falls, or the Lost Palms Oasis. The Oasis actually contains the largest fan palm stand in the entire park.

Reservations are available at recreation.gov.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Activities

Chillin, Camping, Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Autumn, Winter

Added by

Jake Young

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