Hipcamp host Jewel D.
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🌵One of the few properties in the area that lies next to its own mountain, Horse With No Name is the perfect spot to enjoy a relaxing weekend of cookouts, hiking, and starry nights. 🌜Night sky photographers love us because we're in the darkest gray scale on the nigh sky map - even darker than in the Park! 

Each of our sites normally accommodate up to 4 people, for a

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🌵One of the few properties in the area that lies next to its own mountain, Horse With No Name is the perfect spot to enjoy a relaxing weekend of cookouts, hiking, and starry nights. 🌜Night sky photographers love us because we're in the darkest gray scale on the nigh sky map - even darker than in the Park! 

Each of our sites normally accommodate up to 4 people, for a total of 8 people on the whole property.  (Please call if you have more..)  Most times, just one campsite is rented, so often campers have the whole place to themselves. You are free to pick wherever to want to pitch your tent on the property, but fire must be in the fire rings.

Local sights and activities within 15-20 minutes from the camp include: a great, friendly hip bar (The Palms, Thurs-Sundays), the local pool (Luckie Park - Memorial Day through Labor Day); a real oasis (at the historic Twentynine Palms Inn, which also has a great bar and restaurant); a local drive-in theater (year round); cafe's, pizza, and other amenities in the town of 29 Palms; and Joshua Tree National Park (the North entrance to the Park is 20 minutes from this site.) It's thirty minutes to the village of Joshua Tree (Joshua Tree Music Festival, the Joshua Tree Saloon); , 45 minutes to Yucca Valley, Landers and Pioneertown (Pappy and Harriet's, the Integratron, Big Rock); while Palm Springs and Coachella are 1 hour away, and you can drive through the Park to get there.

🐢If you feel like hiking , but don't feel like driving - just hike up the mountain right behind your camp site! But bring water and your cell phone - it's steeper than it looks!  ( 📞 📡  PS - great cell reception in this area!)

🚨ALL VEHICLES must park in the designated parking area: next to the white trailer. This includes 4WD vehicles, campers, trailers, and RVs.  The only other option is to park in the street (walk about 75 feet to campsite).

 💦 We provide some water to start you off: typically a couple of gallons of clean water plus a half gallon or so of drinking water, at each of the hand-washing stations.  You'll need to bring more water for showers, etc.  See the photos for suggestions where to fill up for free.

🚩The desert can get windy - we provide REBAR to pin your tents down! Additional rebar can be found a the Home Depot in Yucca Valley;  there's also a good hardware store in 29 Palms: Builder's Supply, on Adobe Rd.

🚨Sorry, No Dogs allowed. You will be fined otherwise.

🚨Pack it in, Pack it out:  Campers must pack out all their trash.  There is a green dumpster at the end of the long driveway, in front of my neighbor's house, that's free & available for trash.  Failure to pack out your trash may subject you to a $25 cleaning fee.  Don't leave your trash behind - thank you!

🔥FIRES are restricted to the designated fire rings and hibachi/BBQ's (provided.)

🌵The camp is nestled among a combination of large rural properties and open BLM land. Views of the surrounding valley are unobstructed - perfect for sunsets and night viewing.

🌜Lunar eclipses here are AMAZING - but even "ordinary" nights are typically clear and starry. In the desert, many people rise early to see the sunrise and enjoy the cool of the morning - highly recommended! Situated in the high desert, summer temperatures are typically 10-20 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than in (low desert) Palm Springs or Coachella.

🌞Pro tip: check the weather before coming to the desert. This is especially true regarding windstorms. They are not frequent, but you will want a real hotel room during one of those - not camping!  💨 TIP: campsite #2 is better sheltered from the wind vs. Campsite #1.

🌸Plant life includes chaparral shrub and cacti. Spring runs from February through April, but can run through June up in the Park. Wildlife includes jackrabbits, kangaroo mice, coyotes, myriad birds - including roadrunners, quail and hummingbirds; bees, many types of lizards and geckos, and few snakes. (*In my 15 years visiting this location, I myself have never seen a rattlesnake, though I have heard of some. There are also non-poisonous, helpful snakes - typical of the desert.)

🐴HORSEBACK RIDING:

A neighbor (and fellow HipCamp host!) also offers local horseback trail riding. Let me know and I'll put you in touch with her. She's great, and can accommodate 3 or 4 riders.

✔️NOTES and RULES: (because I've had some "problem campers")

🌵"Leave no Trace": Please leave the camp as you found it. Bagged trash can be left in the nearby dumpster in the road. Please do NOT put trash in the toilet - it makes it very heavy for cleaning! Thanks!  🙏🏽

🚨Any construction materials on the property are not included in the campsites.  DO NOT TOUCH, DISTURB, TAKE, OR BORROW ANYTHING FROM THE CONSTRUCTION PILE.  *IT IS NOT YOURS.* YOU WILL BE FINED FOR DOING OTHERWISE.

 🚨 I highly recommend you have AAA or a similar roadside assistance service when visiting this site, or really any site in the Joshua Tree area. This  especially comes in handy if you get stuck in the sand.  To help avoid getting stuck in the sand, stay in the main road and OFF the property. which are generally marked with flags, reflectors, and solar lights.

🚨Please, DO NOT LIE about how many guests will be camping with you, bringing pets, etc. You will be fined, and incur a cleaning fee of $50.

🚨All campers are responsible for their own welfare and safety. When you confirm your booking, you and your guests agree to hold me harmless for any problems you may have on the property.  📞 I'm just a phone call or text away, if you have any problems or questions.  

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
2 sites
Up to 12 guests per site
Walk to listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Jewel a message!
  • Check in: After 7AM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Bring your mountain bike and explore as far as your eye can see! Bring water and your cell phone though (great reception out h...Read more

Hiking

The East Entrance to Joshua Tree National Park is 15-20 miles from the campsite. If you're too pooped for thst, just hike up th...Read more

Horseback riding

My neighbor and fellow HipCamp host (Val) owns a string of trail horses, and can accommodate up to 4 riders. Let me know and I'...Read more

Wind sports

It's often breezy here, and with few to no vertical obstacles in the way, this is a great place to fly things like kites and dr...Read more

Climbing

15-20 mins to the East Entrance to Joshua Tree National Park - where climbing is practically a religion. Too pooped to drive th...Read more

Swimming

Nearby Luckie Park has a nice pool that's open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Located on Utah Trail in Twentynine Palms. ...Read more

Wildlife watching

You'll often see (and hear!) coyotes at dusk, was well as bats, and the occasional owl! Other fauna include bees, dragonflies, ...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Horse With No Name in California.

Cave

A real cave has just re-opened for tourists, and is about 45 minutes East of the campsite. Mitchell Caverns, within the Mitch...Read more

Desert

🌞🐢You are surrounded by desert in all directions. Listen to the quiet, especially at dawn and dusk. The stars at night are unbe...Read more

Hot spring

Check out the hot spring pool in Desert Hot Springs on your way home - surprisingly affordable - often $7 for a day pass at the...Read more

The vibe at Horse With No Name

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Hipcamper Kristen
Kristen A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 2nd, 2018

The host is very accomating and flexible which was helpful for us because we did this trip last minute. If all you’re doing is tent or car camping this is a great option for when the park is full.

Hipcamper Jewel
Response from Jewel, the Host, on January 16th, 2018

Thanks Kristen! I'm so glad you guys had a great time! Come back soon! 🌵

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Hipcamper Allison
Allison S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 15th, 2018

Great fire pit set up, beautiful scenery & perfect for an alternative to an overcrowded park campsite!

Sunrise from our tent.Horse With No Name
Hipcamper Jewel
Response from Jewel, the Host, on January 16th, 2018

Thanks Allison! I'm so glad you guys had fun here! Hope to see you again soon! 🐢

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Hipcamper Tiffany
Tiffany T.
recommends this listing.
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March 17th, 2018

Horse with no name is a beautiful and peaceful campsite! Jewel was an awesome commutator and host! We loved our time there. It was fun hiking up the near by mountain, the views are incredible!

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Hipcamper Jewel
Response from Jewel, the Host, on March 19th, 2018

Thanks Tiffany, I'm so glad you had fun! Hope to see you guys again! And congrats on conquering the mountain! 🌵💃

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Hipcamper Dietrich
Dietrich B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 2nd, 2018

This is a great place to camp if you are visiting Joshua Tree National Park and are unable or unwilling to reserve a camp site within the park months in advance. Jewel is a great host. She is very helpful with directions and provides all essentials at the site.

Hipcamper Jewel
Response from Jewel, the Host, on April 5th, 2018

Thanks Dietrich! 🙏🏼 I'm so glad you guys had a great time! Come back soon! 🐢

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Hipcamper Emily
Emily P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 22nd, 2018

Jewel was really wonderful and we had a great time at her spot! You can pitch a tent anywhere on her 5 acre property which was an extra bonus for us because it really felt like you were alone out there. Incredible sunsets by the campfire too. Would definitely recommend!

Hipcamper Jewel
Response from Jewel, the Host, on April 27th, 2018

🌵Hi Emily! I'm so glad you had a good time! Come back soon, I'm always improving the place! 🙏🏽

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Hipcamper Sean
Sean H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 22nd, 2018

Horse With No Name is an amazing site with great proximity to JT National Park. The campsite had everything we needed and more. Thanks, Jewel, for an amazing experience!

Hipcamper Jewel
Response from Jewel, the Host, on May 29th, 2018

Thanks Sean! 🙏 Glad you guys had a great time! 🐢

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Hipcamper madison
Madison R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 28th, 2018

This is such a great camp spot! It’s a beautiful well kept property and is close to everything. Jewel was an awesome hostess! Very attentive and caring and gave us so much great information. We already can’t wait for our next trip!

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Hipcamper Jewel
Response from Jewel, the Host, on May 29th, 2018

Thanks Madison! 🙏 I'm so glad you guys had fun here! Looking forward to having you guys back! 🌵

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Hipcamper Elizabeth
Elizabeth T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 5th, 2018

Jewel was a lovely host! She was responsive and very helpful in offering suggestions and encouragement during my stay. Thanks for everything!

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Hipcamper Jewel
Response from Jewel, the Host, on November 26th, 2018

Thanks Elizabeth! I'm so glad youhad a great time! And what a photo you posted! I'm sad I missed that sunset! Come back soon!

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Hipcamper Max
Max D.
recommends this listing.
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November 18th, 2018

Found this site, was amazed at how private it was. Beautiful, and jewel was amazing a helping us and communication.

Hipcamper Jewel
Response from Jewel, the Host, on November 26th, 2018

🌵Thanks Max! And thanks for being one of my first campers! 🙏🏽 Sorry for my belated reply - I only just found your review! But I'm so glad you had a great time! Come back soon! 🐢

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Horse With No Name
State
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$29/night
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