Camping at Joshua Tree's Jumbo Rocks

San Diego Jumbo Rock Campground

Added by Juan Moreno

  • 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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Camping, Chillin, Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:



Year Round



Easy Parking
Family Friendly

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about 1 year ago

Jumbo Rocks is like a playground for adults. So many rock formations to explore and climb that give you some fantastic views.

about 1 year ago

about 1 year ago

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.

about 1 year ago

about 1 year ago

Great campground! Amazing view of the night sky. Very interesting rock formations (Jumbo Rocks). Be careful when climbing them!

about 1 year ago

Added by Juan Moreno

Photography is my passion. In order to photograph beautiful places, you have to go out and look for them.

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