A massive, serene 20 acre property in the heart of Twentynine Palms - far enough from any roads or neighbors to have complete privacy and peace. 10-minute drive to Joshua Tree National Park. Nothing is developed on the property yet, although we have a permaculture project in the works. Feel free to park where you like and enjoy the vastness of our land!
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 1PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 18 months out Weeknight discount: 15% off
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
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Desert camping w 360 mountain views
Overall Rating: 4/5
Stayed w my two teenagers and would stay again and recommend to friends. Would also go back with friends; host says groups as large as 50 are welcome, w PLENTY of space for everyone to have their own privacy when wanted. Feasible to set tents up in a huge circle w communal space in the center, provided there are not many other groups. Had the entire 20 acres to ourselves on the Fourth of July. Talk about social distancing! Enjoyed having the mountains on all sides w beautiful Sun- and Moon-rise/sets.
Minimal city light pollution and road noise. 20 acres to ourselves on the Fourth of July. No natural shade or utilities as expected (businesses nearby have public restrooms though if needed I'm sure). On flat arid desert land surrounded by mountains on all sides. Beautiful Sun and Moon rise and set. Sand roads possible to get stuck on w 2wd. People driving ATV through when we arrived at sunset but not for much longer. No contact w neighbors or noise complaints. Temps were perfect at night in the 70s, but quickly climbed to 90 degrees by 9am. Arrive late and leave early as we did in the summer would be my recommendation.
I imagine it is difficult to monitor the full 20 acres, but there were lots of broken beer bottles on the ground near where we camped, and a discarded mattress set not too far away. Overall very pristine desert surroundings. We packed it out and made sure we left no trace.
No reply to my arrival and departure text messages through HipCamp. That said, having no contact w the host or neighbors, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, was not necessarily a bad thing. I can't even be sure that the host received my messages from HipCamp. Had no issues w people asking us if we had the right to be there or anything. We just drove on in at sunset, set up camp, stayed the night, and left early the next morning to avoid the heat.
If you are looking for pack-it-out desert camping in a semi-secluded setting, surrounded by mountains, this is the place!
-Clinton, Chloe & Lex - July 4, 2020
The GPS and Host directions were accurate. However, there is no street sign for David Way which made it a bit confusing. The property is west of the two streets given in the directions but there are no property lines or fencing to know exactly if you are on the property or not since there is a "no trespassing" sign to make you wonder if you are on a neighbor's property or the host property. There are absolutely no ammenities as stated so be prepared to bring everything. The nice thing is that it is close to Joshua Tree National Park.
First of all we had a great time. David was very easy to get a hold of and friendly. We were lucky because he had just made some additions to the site. He built a cool little platform originally intended for a tent, but the platform was too big. Its better used as a place to set up a table, store stuff off the sand, or even lay down some blankets and pillows and lay and watch the stars (there is very little light pollution so you can see lots of stars). Our tent fit comfortably between the platform and the fire pit.
David also built a fire pit and surrounded it with a wooden love seat, 2 chairs, and a couple of tiki torches. Also he built a wooden wall with a dartboard on it. Next to the love seat is a holder for fire wood where you'll also find metal marshmallow sticks, a wine opener, and a portable gas stove.
The only 2 problems we had was that there was soft sand which can make it a little treacherous if you don't have a 4 wheel drive capable vehicle. If you do get stuck it'll cost you at least $400 for a tow truck that can come and get you out. Luckily we were able to get ourselves dug out. And some nights there are people with dune buggies and off road vehicles that like to zoom by sometimes.