Gather your crew and experience the sheer amazingness of Joshua Tree camping at Sheep Pass Campground, one of three group campgrounds in the park. With stunning rock formations, captivating starry night skies, a visually captivating landscape dotted with joshua trees, and easy access to climbing routes and hiking trails, Sheep Pass Campground is a great place to visit and find out how special Joshua Tree National Park camping really is. The campground offers six group sites, but don’t come expecting electrical hookups. Drinking water is not available, so be sure to bring plenty of your own.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
6 sites
Up to 50 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


Biking in this park provides some pretty jaw-dropping views, but is also restricted to vehicular roads (i.e., if a car or OHV c...Read more


Rich with breathtaking landscape that feels like a forgotten land on another planet, there are miles and miles of trails for ex...Read more

Horseback riding

Sometimes, a strikingly beautiful place is just made better by the presence of a good friend. We believe this absolutely applie...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

You KNOW those endless stretches of California desert are calling your name, and you can feel your fingers itching at the thoug...Read more


We see you, climber, explorer of boulders, scaler of mountains. While everyone else is standing, jaw agape, iPhones out, you ca...Read more

Wildlife watching

The desert is full of secrets, and one of the biggest ones is the abundance of life that finds home in the nearly 800,000 acres...Read more


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Hipcamper Tim
Tim W.
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 15th, 2015

Great group site. We stayed at site #03, HUGE site! 3 picnic tables, big fire ring with grill option, big bbq grill. Right next to a rock formation, short walk to bathrooms, one of the more private sites in Sheep Pass as the Rocks separate you from the others.

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Hipcamper Katie
Katie B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 15th, 2015

Sheep Pass was an awesome site! We had G3, and there were only 8 of us but there was a TON of room. It had 3 picnic tables, a large grill and a large fire pit with a grill on top. Bathrooms were close by, but no sinks or running water. Beautiful and spacious!

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Hipcamper Katrina
Katrina Y.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 6th, 2016

Amazing views, easy to find, and TONS of space. Well-secluded, bonfire pits, and very close to restrooms & right next to Ryan Mountain hike!

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Hipcamper Sydney
Sydney M.
recommends this listing.
October 11th, 2018

Love love love this site! Come at least once a year!

Hipcamper Kerisa
Kerisa K.
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October 19th, 2018

Kind of crowded but beautiful place to stargaze if there's not too much light pollution from other campers.

Hipcamper Nick
Nick L.
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December 18th, 2018

This is a large campground, but some of the spots are fairly cramped. I always reserve the group site at the end. Lots of large rocks, and like all of JT there is no water. Site has toilets, fire rings, and desert sunshine.

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Aileen C.
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January 25th, 2019

Group camping only

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Joshua Tree National Park
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34.0° N, 116.12° W
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Tent / RV / Trailer - Group: 6 Sites
(Up to 50 people per site)

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