Hipcamp host Cary C.
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Enjoy the wildlife roaming the hills near your camp. Only five minutes from the Joshua Tree National Park - Indian Cove, and Rattle Snake Canyon (The Free Gate of JTNP). . We offer primitive camping at its best. Plenty of flat area near to the hills to pitch a tent or park your camper. And of course bring your toys, or horses. Lots of hills and trails for all uses. Just on the

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Enjoy the wildlife roaming the hills near your camp. Only five minutes from the Joshua Tree National Park - Indian Cove, and Rattle Snake Canyon (The Free Gate of JTNP). . We offer primitive camping at its best. Plenty of flat area near to the hills to pitch a tent or park your camper. And of course bring your toys, or horses. Lots of hills and trails for all uses. Just on the other side of Copper Mountain, is Sunfair Dry Lake for your off road enjoyment. Each of ourcampsite are spacious as so you will not be croweded by your neighboring camper. We have fire pits, potable drinking water, and a clean out house for your convenience. There is a small country store three miles down the road for your convenience and only ten minutes from Twentynine Palms and Joshua Tree.

*No check-ins after 9pm!*

Campsite area
Bring your own vans, trailers, rv & motorhomes
No. of sites
5 bookable sites
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Portable toilet
Pets allowed
No showers
Pack it out
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Cary a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 1 month out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Sitting at the base of Copper Mountain allows you to enjoy a hike without loosing view of your camp. Atop of the hill is an e...Read more

Horseback riding

For the equestrian enthusiast, there is plenty of vertical as well as flat land riding to enjoy.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Copper Mountain Ranch in California.


Places to see near Copper Mountain Ranch

Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park
8 miles way Explore
Mount San Jacinto State Park
Mount San Jacinto State Park
34 miles way Explore
San Bernardino National Forest
San Bernardino National Forest
47 miles way Explore
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
65 miles way Explore
Palomar Mountain State Park
Palomar Mountain State Park
72 miles way Explore
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
87 miles way Explore
Castle Mountains National Monument
Castle Mountains National Monument
98 miles way Explore
Cleveland National Forest
Cleveland National Forest
99 miles way Explore

The vibe at Copper Mountain Ranch

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Hipcamper Vanessa
Vanessa L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
January 18th, 2017

Copper Mountain Ranch is great place a gather up a group of friends and romp out to the desert. Situated just north of the 'Indian Cove' entrance of Joshua Tree NP it is the perfect center point of all the awe-inspiring things to do out in the desert. An added bonus to this camp site is that they include a complimentary bundle of wood for your first fire! Also, there are great little hiking trails surrounding the area, so if you don't feel like driving anywhere there are things to do right there at the site. To top it all off, you can go say hi to the beautiful horses on the ranch, and the friendly camp hosts make you feel welcome right from the start.

Camp Site #2A view of the site from the top of the hiking trail!Warming up by the fireHorses, Sunset and rainbows?!
Hipcamper Christopher
Christopher C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
April 1st, 2017

Copper Mountain Ranch was great. Stayed with my brother for a night and it was as described in the listing. And it was even better how the area is pretty flat and level for your tent and sleeping. The location is good, we didn't hear any of what little noise there could be from Highway 62 and of course you see so many stars as long as the weather's clear. Cary was really friendly and helpful, he gave us great suggestion of the Indian Cove entrance for Joshua Tree National Park that a short drive almost straight line away from the campground and there was got to do plenty of scrambling in the Rattlesnake Canyon area he recommended there.

Hipcamper Jea
Jea D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
April 11th, 2017

I highly recommend this place for people who'll go to Joahua Tree National Park on last minutes or even if it's well planned as all campground can get crowded during peak season you can reserve here and talk to Cary and Patty which are very nice people and communicate well with you with all your questions and concern. They really have clean porta-potty and it's smells good. Coz for me I'don't use them, really but this one I used. You'll have a wide angle of view to see the stars as it is an open area.

Hipcamper Matthew
Matthew S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 29th, 2017

Me and my sister had a great stay at Copper Mountain Ranch on a last minute trip to the desert. Cary was very responsive to the booking and helping us work out the details of brining a dog along, and we arrived to find a clean campsite and a warm welcome from the hosts. The restroom was clean and the water was easy to access, and though it was not far from the beaten path we were treated to a pristine night sky by the fire pit (the firewood was also provided at no cost). Would definitely consider staying here again.

Night sky looking back towards the hills
Hipcamper Edwin
Edwin A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 4th, 2017

Great place to stay about 10 miles from Joshua Tree. We were provided with a free bundle of wood. I would definitely recommend this place.

Hipcamper Cooper
Cooper W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 1st, 2017

Great place to set up camp with a group of friends. The host was very generous and gave us lots of firewood to burn. It's only about a 15 minute drive to the main entrance of Joshua Tree, but it's also even closer to Indain Cove which is a great place to experience the beautiful boulders of Joshua Tree without paying an entrance fee. Will definitely be returning in the future.

Hipcamper Gigi
Gigi C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
October 2nd, 2017

Cary's super nice. We loved the perk of the free firewood on the first night and the port-a-potty was clean and well-maintained. Close to the Indian Cove entrance. Would totally recommend and return.

Hipcamper Mariah
Mariah H.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 1)
October 15th, 2017

Roosters were quite loud. Small outdoor sink would have been nice for washing dishes. But location, simplicity, and ease of access was great!

Hipcamper Ashley
Ashley S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 18th, 2017

Copper Mountain Ranch is easy to access from Joshua Tree. It is a simple camping experience with all the amenities you might need, i.e. water, fire pit, toilet and table. An added bonus was the free firewood out host Cary provided and the great views of the surrounding desert and access to hiking on BLM land directly from the site.

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