Bringing a full campground to you in the BLM Northern Dispersed Camping Area of Joshua Tree National Park, we provide everything you need to camp comfortably and safely.   Each of our Basic sites ($30/night) comes equipped with a folding table, 4 chairs, and access to a common area.  The common area includes a propane fire pit grill, a propane BBQ grill for cooking, propane Continue reading...

Bringing a full campground to you in the BLM Northern Dispersed Camping Area of Joshua Tree National Park, we provide everything you need to camp comfortably and safely.  Each of our Basic sites ($30/night) comes equipped with a folding table, 4 chairs, and access to a common area.  The common area includes a propane fire pit grill, a propane BBQ grill for cooking, propane included, porta-potty access (cleaned daily), a hand sink, and a wash station.  Each of our Deluxe sites ($50/night) comes equipped with four chairs, a folding picnic table, a propane grill, a propane fire pit grill, and a full 20lb propane tank.  We offer a porta-potty cleaned daily, a hand sink, and an outdoor wash station. Avoid the crowds and choose your own private campsite far from other campers.

Campsite area
Bring your own vans, trailers, rv & motorhomes
No. of sites
4 bookable sites
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 5 people per site
Potable water available
Bottled water or jugs
No fires
Access to a propane stove or grill
Toilet available
Portable toilet
Pets allowed
On leash
No showers
Bins available
Recycling bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
No wifi
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
Cave
Desert
Waterfall
Beach
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
OHV
Climbing
Wildlife watching
Boating
Fishing
Paddling
Wind sports
Snow sports
Surfing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling

The vibe at Dirtbag Campground - Basic

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Hipcamper Dmitry
Dmitry
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 3rd, 2017

Nice camp site. They provide you with a picnic table and chairs and there's also a fire pit. Portapotty was very clean and had toilet paper, Lysol, flushable wipes, and sanitising hand wipes. Plenty of room for your tent and then some. Ground was soft which let me get some of the best sleep while camping. About a 30 minute drive away from JT. Oh and there's decent cell phone service at the site. Will be coming back.

Hipcamper Andrea
Andrea
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 22nd, 2017

This is such a cool place! Tad and Alicia are wonderful hosts with such a passion for the desert. They'll gladly give you recommendations for things to do, and they are very hospitable and friendly. They have added decorative touches everywhere around the campsite, and theres even a shady spot with couches and chairs for you to hide from the sun.

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Hipcamper Gabrielle
Gabrielle
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 28th, 2016

This was a great place to stay outside the park! Alicia was very kind and helpful.

Hipcamper Andrew
Andrew
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 27th, 2017

Second time here. Alicia was super accommodating, reaching out in advance to make sure we were all set with the location and check on our arrival time. She was flexible with our group showing up at different times. Great spot fairly close to Joshua Tree National Park, nicely secluded so you still feel like you're actually camping.

Hipcamper Nick
Nick
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 17th, 2017

Loved it!

Hipcamper Sherie
Sherie
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 14th, 2017

We got there at 7pm on Saturday to watch the meteor shower. We had a great experience. Note that there are 10 sites here in pretty close proximity to each other, if you are looking for something very secluded this isn't it, but there is a good amount of land if you wanted to walk out a bit away from the sites. Very close to the entrances to the park. About 5 of the sites were booked but everyone was cool or kept to themselves. The hosts were very accommodating on our arrival time and had some games and stuff for you to use, bathroom was clean, overall no issues, would stay again.

Hipcamper Mark
Mark
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 18th, 2017

Great location and hosts! We had a great time.

Hipcamper Julia
Julia
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 7th, 2017

The guy was super nice!! I was there on a Saturday night and had a hard time sleeping.. people didn't quiet down until 2 in the morning..

Hipcamper Taylor
Taylor
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 21st, 2017

I had to book a last minute site to camp, since there was a huge overflow in JTree National Park. I couldn’t have picked a better spot. Alicia is an absolutely kind, helpful and knowledgeable host. She greeted my friend and I when we both arrived and we met her sweet pups! They are so friendly. Our site was equipped with a local handmade picnic table and fire pit. More than enough room for my friend and I to park two cars as well. The bathroom is extremely clean and has some rad nightlights leading up to it at night! Not to mention amazing desert sunrise and sunset views. Affordable and worth it!

Property
Dirtbag Campground
State
California
$30/night
4 Sites