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.
- 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
The vibe at Dirtbag Campground - Basic
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!