Off-the-grid camping on tent platforms or ground space, with solar showers, some drinking water (bring your own) a water tower for washing up, and generally great cellular service, but no dedicated wi-fi router.
Come tent or van camping at my groovy, relaxing, off-the-grid rural mountain desert retreat! Great for solo, couples, family and group camping. Drive 2 miles down a well-maintained dirt road, unlock the double gates, drive in to unload, and to chillax under the most beautiful view of the stars in Joshua Tree, at the base of Copper Mountain. 5 acres of beauty and privacy, at elevation 2800+ which gives you a wonderful panoramic view of the lights of the city at night. Great hiking to a firepit at the top of the mountain, mountain climbing, see the cave, or sit by your campfire after a busy day.
Tent Platform 1 is 10 ftx 10ft - comfortable wood planks, and has a wind break fence on two sides to shield you from the winds and keep you cozy. Parking is in front of your tent platform. All tent platforms are inside a fenced area. If you have extra people, consider also renting the sandy Camp ground space which is near this Platform.
Community area includes a community picnic table, a cafe table & chairs, access to the water tower (NOT potable), some drinking water, a porta potty, composting toilet and outdoor solar shower. Be sure to bring your own water, cooler, lighting and firewood, or you can buy wood from my neighbor Scott.
Joshua Tree main street is an 8 miles away, where you will find food and drink at Joshua Tree Saloon, breakfast at Country Kitchen or Natural Sisters Cafe, Crossroads Cafe or Pie for the People; grocery stores and Walmart, Marshall's, Petco and Home Depot, yoga studio and coffee shop. There's a corner store less than 2 miles away (Yucca Mesa & Aberdeen) - stop there on your way to camp to buy water, drinks, or propane if you need it. neighbors Scott and Elia are a short drive around the mountain - they sell bundles of wood for $5 each (take wood and leave money in the box). Honor the mountains and the desert by hauling out your trash, and honor the neighbors by keeping quiet at night, after 10pm.
Joshua Tree National Park is about 6 miles away and offers climbing tours, horseback riding, rock climbing, hiking trails along Ryan Mountain, Split Rock, Trashcan Rock. Things to do in the area: visit the Wall Street Mill, Johnny Lang Grave, Fortynine Palms Oasis, Skull Rock, Keys Ranch, or see a concert at Landers Brewery Pub, Joshua Tree Saloon, Pappy & Harriets in Pioneertown. Take a scenic drive to Barker Dam, Jumbo Rocks, Desert Queen Mine, Geology Tour Road.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out Weeknight discount: 15% off
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at Desert Daisy - 1st Tent Platform
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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.
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.