Hipcamp host Judy S.
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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 great cellular data service, Perfect for festival season and just a couple miles away from festival venues. Tent or van camping in a groovy, relaxing, off-the-grid rural mountain desert retreat! Parking for 1 vehicle per camp area,

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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 great cellular data service, Perfect for festival season and just a couple miles away from festival venues. Tent or van camping in a groovy, relaxing, off-the-grid rural mountain desert retreat! Parking for 1 vehicle per camp area, and plenty of parking outside the fence for additional vehicles. 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 2 is 12ft x 12ft - comfortable wood planks, with a fence behind you to hang a rug on to offer a windbreak. Parking is next to your tent platform - for one car. Park additional vehicles outside the fence. All tent platforms are inside a fenced area. Community area includes a shade area with seating and extra chairs and table, community picnic table, a cafe table and chairs, access to the water tower (NOT potable), some drinking water, a community BBQ grill, your own firepit, a porta potty, composting toilet and outdoor solar showers. Be sure to bring your own water, cooler, lighting and firewood, or you can buy wood from my neighbor Scott. Joshua Tree Lae, RV and Campground is just 2 miles away, and Joshua Tree main street is 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 pizza at Pie for the People; grocery stores and Walmart, Marshall's, Petco and Home Depot, yoga studio and coffee shop. There's a corner general store store less than 2 miles away (Yucca Mesa at Aberdeen) and Landers Brew Pub and Pioneertown are about 10 miles away. 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, Simi Dabah Sculpture Foundation, The World Famous Crochet Museum, and more.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
No. of sites
1 bookable site
RV details
Pull-in site, max length 20ft
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 4 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot, hose, bottled water or jugs
Fires allowed
Fire ring, fire ring w/ grill, communal fire ri...
Toilet available
Pets allowed
On leash
Showers available
Cold water only
Bins available
Recycling bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Judy a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Ride the roads in the area. no dirt bikes or off-road vehicles allowed.

Hiking
Climbing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Desert Daisy- a Tent Platform 2 in California.

Cave
Desert
Mesa or canyon
Mountainous

Places to see near Desert Daisy platforms/land

Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park
8 miles way Explore
Mount San Jacinto State Park
Mount San Jacinto State Park
32 miles way Explore
San Bernardino National Forest
San Bernardino National Forest
48 miles way Explore
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
66 miles way Explore
Palomar Mountain State Park
Palomar Mountain State Park
70 miles way Explore
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
88 miles way Explore
Saddleback Butte State Park
Saddleback Butte State Park
93 miles way Explore
Cleveland National Forest
Cleveland National Forest
99 miles way Explore
Crystal Cove State Park
Crystal Cove State Park
99 miles way Explore

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Hipcamper Sara
Sara S.
recommends this listing.
December 29th, 2017

As I drove the dirt road to Desert Daisy I was so focused on getting to the right address that I didn't notice the beautiful views that awaited me. Higher in elevation than most of the town of Joshua Tree, Desert Daisy overlooks the wide valley and the mountains of Joshua Tree National Park. Host Judy constructed new tent platforms with fire rings around the edges of a rock labyrinth. Also available for rent on the property is Georgie, a fully furnished camper. The sunset views are spectacular. I built a fire and watched the lights of Joshua Tree flicker to life in the distance. In the morning I walked the labyrinth at sunrise before hiking up the hill behind the campsites for a birds eye view. Desert Daisy is a cool, eclectic property.

The tent platforms have plenty of room for a tent, plus a chair or two.The mountains of nearby Joshua Tree National Park.The property backs up to BLM land, so there's plenty of room to explore.Sunset and a tall pour of whiskey.
Hipcamper Greg
Greg E.
recommends this listing.
January 2nd, 2018

I am hesitant to write this review because part of me would like to keep this secret to myself. This is a great place to camp. Beautiful sky, mountains and scenery in a very private spot close to Joshua Tree. There are 3 nice tent platforms each with a fire pit. There is also a water tank, picnic table and a composting toilet. The site is nestled at the base of a rocky ridge and if you climb to it's highest point, there is an awesome fire pit with 360 degree views of the valley. The host, Judy, is awesome. We stayed here because we could not find a campsite inside the park, but next time I will not waste my time looking for campsites inside the park.

Hipcamper Judy
Response from Judy, the Host, on January 3rd, 2018

Thank you so much Greg for staying at Desert Daisy and enjoying your time there with your friends and family. Your group was the perfect size and personality mix for the campsite and I'm so happy you were able to have a fabulous and memorable weekend and New Year's Eve. Best wishes for 2018 and I look forward to having you back at Desert Daisy.

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Hipcamper Ryan
Ryan P.
recommends this listing.
January 15th, 2018

Judy was very accommodating and the space was very nice. There is a nice little hike behind the camping space that gives a great 360 degree view of the area. Very close to Joshua Tree as well. We would definitely book again.

Hipcamper Ramiro
Ramiro C.
recommends this listing.
April 6th, 2018

Very nice place, secluded, clean and quiet. Stars looked amazing at night! It’s close to the JT park. I wish I would’ve arrived at daylight for setting up the shower. Communicating with Host was vey efficient during my stay.
I would stay there again!

Hipcamper laura
Laura O.
recommends this listing.
April 22nd, 2018

Platform #2/entire campsite is amazing. Great communication from Judy! Not far from JT entrance...and amazing desert sky that we all head out there for!;) I'd return for sure!

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Hipcamper Eman
Eman P.
recommends this listing.
May 14th, 2018

We had an amazing time at Judy's camp site.

Pros: Judy and her nephew are helpful, prompt and friendly. They provide more than enough amenities to make roughing it a little easier. We didn't get a chance to hike to the top where they have a fire pit but we will definitely be rebooking.

Cons: None that come to mind.

Thank you Judy!

Hipcamper Candice
Candice C.
recommends this listing.
May 31st, 2018

Great views, quiet space and close to Joshua tree. There was a bathroom, water, and a nice platform so you don't have to sleep on rocks. There are multiple campsites which I was not expecting but they were far enough apart to not feel crowded.

Hipcamper Samantha
Samantha K.
doesn't recommend this listing.
August 2nd, 2018

We came during the summer and there was no water available. The site is in the middle of a desert. We found the site inadequate and chose to stay in a motel instead. Would not book again.

Property
Desert Daisy platforms/land
State
California
$25/night
1 Site