Camp at Ryan Campground in Joshua Tree NP

Rate this Adventure San Diego Ryan Campground

Added by Jake Young

Enjoy beautiful desert camping in a Joshua Tree National Park. This campground is the perfect staging area for climbing and exploring with climbing routes within the campground.

The Ryan Campground is but one of many beautiful campgrounds in Joshua Tree National Park. It is located just south of the Hidden Valley use area. There are 31 sites as well as a horse camp. This campground does not have water, but does have pit toilets.

For weekend trips into Joshua Tree, it is often recommended to check this site first because it is not as popular as the other campgrounds. Keep in mind that this most campgrounds, including this one, are first come, first served.

Pack List

  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag and pad
  • Food and plenty of water
  • Cooking equipment
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Share

Activities:

Camping, Chillin, Hiking, Photography, Rock Climbing

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Spring, Autumn, Winter

Features:

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

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

Have you done this adventure? Have something to add? You could be the first to leave a review!

Added by Jake Young

Adventurer, Photographer, Impact Investor. I work with companies that want to have a positive impact on the world around them.

More Adventures Nearby

Hike the Calcite Mine Trail in the Anza-Borrego Desert

San Diego / Calcite Mine Road Lookout

Open from March until October - but I would not particularly recommend this hike in the summer months, unless you started in the wee almost dark hours.

Fern Koan
18 Saves

Catch a Sunset at Twin Peaks Mountain

San Diego / Silverset Park

Start by parking at Silverset Park. You will see the trail head for Twin Peaks just behind the park.

Alex Seger
21 Saves

Hike to Crystal Cave

San Diego / Crystal Cave Trailhead

Starting at 8100 Mesa road, you will see parking along the side of the road in a few places, take advantage where you find it.  Pass over the trail gate that marks the start of the journey.

Alex Seger
17 Saves