Description

If you’re after a weekend of stargazing and wildflower peeping, Cottonwood Campground should probably be added to the “must-stay” list for your next Joshua Tree camping adventure. Tucked away in the south of Joshua Tree National Park at an elevation of 3,000-feet, the campground is nearby Cottonwood Visitor Center, Mastodon Peak, and Lost Palms Oasis. Choose from 62 sites, Continue reading...

If you’re after a weekend of stargazing and wildflower peeping, Cottonwood Campground should probably be added to the “must-stay” list for your next Joshua Tree camping adventure. Tucked away in the south of Joshua Tree National Park at an elevation of 3,000-feet, the campground is nearby Cottonwood Visitor Center, Mastodon Peak, and Lost Palms Oasis. Choose from 62 sites, including three group sites, each with access to picnic tables, fire rings, and flush toilets. Cottonwood Campground is one of just two Joshua Tree National Park camping locations with potable water.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, cars
No. of sites
62
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Fires allowed
Potable water available
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
No RV hookup
RV sanitation available
Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
OHV
Climbing
Wildlife watching
Boating
Fishing
Paddling
Wind sports
Snow sports
Surfing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling

The vibe at Cottonwood Campground

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Hipcamper Jeannine

First come, first serve. No showers, but plenty of potable water!

Hipcamper Solveig

This is the southernmost campground in Joshua Tree -- it doesn't have the gravitas of the other sites with the views and the incredible rock formations in the park, but I was glad to snag a site on a busy weekend. The sites are pretty close together, so hope for a good neighbor. There was a big group of preteens -- practically a whole school -- studying geology when I was there, that may have colored my experience a bit.

Park
Joshua Tree National Park
State
California
Phone Number
760-367-5500
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
View Website
Coordinates
33.745° N, 115.813° W
$15/night
Tent Only: 62 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)