Hidden Valley Campground is a good option for those looking to sleep among starry skies near the center of the park on their next Joshua Tree camping adventure. Just off Park Boulevard, this Joshua Tree National Park camping location offers nine campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, and pit toilets. Popular among hikers and climbers, the campground is sitatued in a beautiful desert landscape with easy trail and climbing access. Potable water is not available, so be sure to bring plenty of your own. RVs are welcome but must not exceed 25-feet in length.
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Great place to camp in Joshua Tree. You are all surrounded with rocks and boulders. There are few places you can find shade during the day also. You just need to look for it. Also, you might have rock climbers repelling down to your campsite in the morning.
I definitely have to come back here and climb one day! All of the park is gorgeous and there are tons of campsites to choose from out of the 9 campgrounds. I love that most are first-come-first serve as well. We got there at night and couldn't find a site because it was the week after Easter so we camped for free at the BLM land not too far from the park. The next day we got to the park early and started scouting for campsites.
TIP: go early and walk around the campsites to see who is leaving when.
This campsite was awesome though with a lot of privacy and lots of amazing boulders and rocks nearby to climb on. Would highly recommend!
Arrive early, if you go on a weekend, but not too early.
Some times Friday Night campers are leaving as you arrive, but I've found most leave around 9-11am, don't arrive so early that bother the campgrounds while they sleep(5am-9am), you will only have to wait around until they are awake and packed up anyway.