Hipcamp host Joe B.
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Edge of the Wilderness is now closed and is no longer accepting reservations. The property has been sold and I am moving on to the next project. Thank you for your support and for making Edge of the Wilderness one of the most popular camps in the area! I have thoroughly enjoyed being a Hipcamp Star Host atEdge of the Wilderness! We will reemerge soon at a new location...####


Edge of the Wilderness is now closed and is no longer accepting reservations. The property has been sold and I am moving on to the next project. Thank you for your support and for making Edge of the Wilderness one of the most popular camps in the area! I have thoroughly enjoyed being a Hipcamp Star Host atEdge of the Wilderness! We will reemerge soon at a new location...#### 

This cabin lies on the edge of the Cleghorn Lakes (dry) Wilderness. It sits on 5 acres with incredible views of the Bullion Mtns during the day and stars everywhere at night! This site will accommodate a small RV and works great for tent camping as well. Hiking and horseback riding are nearby, as well as the local watering hole (The Palms). Edge of the Wilderness is a primitive campsite with basic amenities. Joshua Tree National Park is a short drive away. Edge of the Wilderness has been selected as one of the Best Hipcamps near Joshua Tree..see hipcamp/best hipcamps near joshua tree.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 12 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 30ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Joe a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Edge Of The Wilderness in California.


The vibe at Edge Of The Wilderness

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Hipcamper Will
Will C.
recommends this listing.
November 27th, 2016

What an epic location. We arrived early afternoon to Edge of The Wilderness. It was a nice, brisk day - not too hot, not too cold. Joe could not have been more accommodating. You can tell that he really cares about the property, and wants folks to get the absolute most out of it. The space is cozy and the view is GORGEOUS. You are literally staring out into the wilderness - it's so quiet, you could hear a pin drop. The sunset creates various hues of gorgeous color on the land: purple, pinks, oranges, etc. We walked towards the desert mountains as the sun was setting and pouring down its rays to the sandy earth. We couldn't build a fire since it was a bit windy; however, there is a nice fire-pit by the property that works well! Once it was dark, we were off to the eccentric Palms Restaurant. Palms Restaurant is about 10 minutes from the property. There was pool, live music, good (cheap) food, and tons of interesting people. We spoke with some visitors and regulars - everyone was really kind and interesting to talk to. We hung a hammock from beams within the cabin's frame, and snoozed all night long. Could not recommend this unique experience more!

More at sunset. The colors are changing! The moon was absolutely gorgeous overlooking the Edge of the Wilderness.Walking towards the mountains, and looking back.
Hipcamper Asa
Asa G.
recommends this listing.
February 26th, 2017

This place was incredible! Pretty secluded, you could see a few neighboring homes way in the distance. The mountains surrounding the spot were unbelievably pretty, and we saw so many stars at night. Joe was really nice and even offered to take us out in a sandrail! We are 100% coming back.

Hipcamper Steve
Steve S.
doesn't recommend this listing.
April 26th, 2017

i've shared my thoughts with Joe and i feel like he should let people know my thoughts, in a way that he feels appropriate. it was not the most peaceful camping experience i've had, so i can't give a glowing review.

Hipcamper Ben
Ben M.
recommends this listing.
January 17th, 2017

This was an incredibly unique location with an undeniably beautiful view. Basically, it's just the concrete foundation of a home in the middle of the desert, that Joe lets people stay on. It has a nice post-apocalyptic feeling, if you're into that kind of thing (which you should be), and leaves people with a sense of freedom that's unique to other kinds of camping spots. We really dug it.

Hipcamper Kevin
Kevin N.
recommends this listing.
February 13th, 2017

Need to get away? Do you and your camp mates prefer isolation? Want an amazing, unobstructed view of the mountains? Then Edge of the Wilderness is where you want to go. Joe (the host) was very helpful, meeting us at the nearby Palms restaurant and guiding us through the dirt road to the cabin due to my concerns of getting my car stuck. The drive wasn't bad at all, and only adds to the sense of adventure of being out in the wild. There's a firepit, chairs, tables, portable toilet... there is even an EZUP if you need shade. The property itself is quite large (5 acres); large enough for my dog to run around off leash without worry of coming across anyone or any thing. This is truly one of the most unique places I have ever camped. Joe is very accommodating and it's comforting to know he's just a phone call away if you need anything. Besides the actual campsite, the location is second to none. The north entrance to Joshua Tree National Park is only 20-30ish minutes away as well as stores, restaurants, gas stations, etc. We would definitely stay here again!

Hipcamper Alex
Alex A.
recommends this listing.
March 5th, 2017

Great location, with a very nice host. Bring your own water and firewood, but there is a flushing toilet now!

Hipcamper Amber
Amber M.
recommends this listing.
March 12th, 2017

We really had such an amazing time at this spot. Felt so at peace here. Joe was such a nice host and was nice enough to show us the way in. Highly recommend, definitely would love to come back. Good eats -Palms restaurant just nearby.

Hipcamper Shawn
Shawn H.
recommends this listing.
April 5th, 2017

Amazing campsite. Perfect distance from Joshua Tree, our dog roamed free and we enjoyed the quiet. Will definitely return!

Hipcamper Stephen
Stephen M.
recommends this listing.
April 9th, 2017

Joe, the owner, was awesome. So kind and helpful. He really made the experience special. The property is very cool. Very private. Though pretty darn windy when we stayed we still had a marvelous time. Only 25 min from Joshua Tree Nation Park.

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