Camp at Joshua Tree's Jumbo Rocks

Jumbo Rock Campground

Minimal light pollution. Great night photography. First-come, first-served campsites.

Set your tent up next to a wall of tall boulders. This campground can offer a little shade, which is key especially during the warmer months. At the campground, there are 124 first-come, first-serve sites for $10 per night. Each campsite comes available with a picnic table and fire ring. The campground has pit toilets available.

Be sure to stay hydrated, not only because of the warm weather, but also the elevation of the campsite, which sits at 4,400 feet.

During the day, you should check out Cholla Cactus Gardens or head out for a night shoot at Arch Rock or the Wall Street Mill.

You can check for updates on the National Park Services website.

Pack List

  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Camp stove
  • Cookware / Utensils
  • Food
  • Water
  • Camera
  • Tripod
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Activities Chillin, Camping, Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Features
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Scenic
Wildlife

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Jumbo Rocks

I really love Jumbo Rocks. Its near skull rock and there’s a trail inside the camp ground to skull rock. Awesome sunrises and sunsets.

Great campground with more open space but less rock formations right on the campsites.

I think Hidden Valley has better rock formations right by the campsites but Jumbo Rock is still a fantastic place to camp in Joshua Tree. I think there are more spots here with a general desert/dry bush surrounding. Jumbo is a great place to explore, especially the boundaries of the camping area, there are some awesome boulders right near by. All the sites I've been to have been well maintained and noise disturbances were'nt an issue. I'll usually check Hidden Valley and then Jumbo. You can't really go wrong with either place if you can get a spot with nearby rock formations. Both will include the incredible view of the stars, make sure you stay awake long enough to appreciating the night sky.

Star gazing

JTree is great since it doesn't take that long to get there (SoCal) and once you are there, it's a whole other world. Cold at night but the stars are great.


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