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 an off-the-grid rural mountain desert retreat! Best for family and group camping, yoga, writer's get away. 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 2300+ which gives you a wonderful panoramic view of the lights of the city at night. Great hiking and mountain climbing, or sit by your campfire after a busy day.
Tent Platform 3 is 12 ftx 12ft - comfortable wood planks to put your tent on, or put a pop-up and use it as a set-up space if you bring your own camper van. Parking is in front of your tent platform for 1 car, or on the other side of George the RV, or outside the fence if you also bring a camper van or small RV. All tent platforms are inside a fenced area. For the extra per-person fee, your additional campers can pitch one small tent on the ground near your tent platform. There is a firepit at each campsite, and a charcoal grill to share.
There is a beautiful, secluded hike-in spot way up the mountain - a secluded rock area with a fire pit - great for a hike or sunset gathering. Be careful on the rocky surface.
Community area includes: a 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. Bring your own cooler, lighting and firewood. Or you can buy firewood from the corner store at Yucca Mesa & Aberdeen, or from my neighbor Scott. If the water jug inside the compost toilet enclosure is empty, text me and I will tell you where the 5gallon jug of water is stored.
Joshua Tree main street is an 8 -10 minute drive, where you will find food and drink at Joshua Tree Saloon, breakfast at Country Kitchen, Crossroads Cafe or Natural Sisters Cafe. Stater Bros grocery store, Walmart and Home Depot are in Yucca Valley and best to stop there on your way to Joshua Tree. There's a yoga studio, pizza at Pie for the People, and coffee shop. Neighbors Scott and Elia are just a minute around the mountain sell bundles of wood for $5 each. I can text you the address. Honor the mountains and the desert by hauling out your trash, and keeping the quiet at night.
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: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out Weeknight discount: 15% off
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at Desert Daisy - 3rd Tent Platform
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Thanks Judy for saving my life during the Spring break, when all the campgrounds were full! The place is very nice, quite and isolated. If you are looking for some privacy, this is it. Not a 5 stars hotel, of course, but it has all the necessary - a platform for a tent or for laying down under the sun, mountains for short hiking, a toilet, and a stone labyrinth for meditation. I was staying there for almost a week, and can say honestly, that was the most relaxing and quite time in my entire life. Was worth it definitely.