Hipcamp host Judy S.
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Serene, pet and kid friendly, off-grid private camping- 7 miles from Joshua Tree National Park and 2 miles from Joshua Tree Lake. 10’x10’ tent platform with a windbreak, tent anchors, private firepit, parking. Toilet and porta potty,solar shower, water tower with potable water if you forget to bring your own. Great cell service; no wi-fi. Park in front of your platform; extr

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Serene, pet and kid friendly, off-grid private camping- 7 miles from Joshua Tree National Park and 2 miles from Joshua Tree Lake. 10’x10’ tent platform with a windbreak, tent anchors, private firepit, parking. Toilet and porta potty,solar shower, water tower with potable water if you forget to bring your own. Great cell service; no wi-fi. Park in front of your platform; extra vehicles park outside the fence. Firewood: $5/bundle.

Community shade with 2 big tables, chairs, 2 bbq grills with coals replenished regularly.    The general store store is at Yucca Mesa at Aberdeen - 2 miles away. 5 acres of beauty, privacy and stargazing in the rural desert, at the base of Copper Mountain. Solar lights sparkle at night. Hike up the mountain to further enjoy stunning panoramic views of Joshua Tree, the Lake, the whole valley. Bring firewood for the large firepit at the top, with large rocks to sit on. Honor the Spirits, Nature, the Mountains and the Desert by leaving no trace. Honor the neighbors and other hipcampers with quiet after 11pm.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
1 site
Up to 3 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
RV details
Back-in site, max length 14ft
Loose gravel surface, requires leveling
Generators not allowed
No hookups
Have a question? Send Judy a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding

There are stables nearby with horses for rent.

Biking
Hiking
Climbing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at A Tent Platform: 1 in California.

Lake

Joshua Tree Lake is just down the road.

Cave
Desert
Mesa or canyon
Mountainous
Driveway

The vibe at A Tent Platform: 1

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Hipcamper Eric
Eric G.
recommends this listing.
February 19th, 2018

Great spot to check out Joshua Tree. Only 15 minutes from The Joshua Tree entrance. Tent platforms were great for getting your tent off the rocks and sand. Would definitely come back for another visit to Joshua Tree.

Hipcamper Colleen
Colleen D.
recommends this listing.
March 18th, 2018

Such an amazing location, it was absolutely perfect to spend times with friends for a couple days to view the stars!

Hipcamper Tamra
Tamra J.
recommends this listing.
April 4th, 2018

Such a fun trip! I rented out all of the tent sites plus George the RV for an annual family trip which we hope to do again next year. The hills just behind you are fun for the kiddos to scramble around on and the drive to the National Park is only about 20 minutes away. The platforms are an great feature to keep your tent elevated. Although I think George could use a little TLC.

Hipcamper Sean
Sean M.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2018

Great secluded spot close to Joshua tree. Watch out for high winds.

Hipcamper Samantha
Samantha A.
recommends this listing.
November 25th, 2018

Beautiful property! Super close to the national park and you get some super sweet views of the moon rising behind the camp site!

Hipcamper Youmna
Youmna R.
recommends this listing.
January 8th, 2019

The instructions were clear, the campsite was exactly as described and photographed, and the nearby mountain was a great quick morning hike!
we also stargazed because the view of the night sky is AMAZING. definitely bring binoculars! Great night overall :)

Hipcamper Sara
Sara K.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
May 29th, 2019

Hard to find even with the directions, you can barely tell where you are supposed to drive through the brush, I'm glad we got there before the sun went down. The sites are poorly labelled, specifically site #5. The flush toilet was nice, but needs some sort of other door covering. The shower curtain worked when it wasn't windy, but at 2 am when the wind was gusting that curtain was flying in the air. Overall the place was tidy, just very small. I wouldn't not stay there if I was in the area again.

Hipcamper Adam
Adam P.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
October 21st, 2019

Tent platform 1 was good. However, there was another party on the platform when I arrived. When reviewing their booking confirmation at 11:00 PM, it was easy to see how the other party misidentified the site. I slept in their site and we ended up trading sites the next day. The other drawback to the area was that the majority of the sites were not that level. Still, it was nice to have running water, tables, and a safe area to camp.

Hipcamper Alex S.
recommends this listing.
November 10th, 2019
Hipcamper Natalie C.
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October 12th, 2019
Hipcamper Emily P.
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May 27th, 2019
Hipcamper Russell C.
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April 7th, 2019
Hipcamper Steph W.
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October 25th, 2018
Hipcamper Annakarin S.
recommends this listing.
July 1st, 2018
Hipcamper Eman P.
recommends this listing.
May 13th, 2018
Hipcamper Andi B.
recommends this listing.
April 13th, 2018
A Hipcamper
A Hipcamper
recommends this listing.
April 8th, 2018
Property
Desert Daisy platforms/land
State
California
$25/night
1 Site
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