If desert camping is on your radar, set your sights upon White Tank Campground at Joshua Tree National Park, where scrambling around striking rock formations and stargazing among some of the darkest evening skies in Southern California are just a few of the highlights. This small campground with hiking trail access offers 15 campsites, each available on a first-come, first-served basis. Enjoy dinner cooked over the fire pit at the picnic tables available at each site. Like most of the campgrounds in this park, White Tank campground does not have potable water, so bring plenty of your own. The Joshua Tree National Park camping experience can vary depending on fluctuating weather patterns throughout the year, so visit in late Fall or early Spring if you’re after some of the most pleasurable weather.
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This campground is great to camp in if you want to be in the middle of JTNP and see all the sites. Like all the campgrounds here, there is no water or cell reception. The sites are also quite small and can be close together, don't recommend more than 1 car per site. Sites have toilets, fire ring, and a picnic table.
Great campsite. Awesome rock formations surrounding the campsite. I arrived at the site around 9am on a weekend and found this time to be a sweet spot because other campers were leaving at this point.
Check out Pappy & Harriets bar and restaurant in Pioneertown too!
For tent camping, this is by far the best established campground in JT. However, beware of the Angelenos arriving from the city at all hours of the night and without any consideration for people that are already sleeping at 2AM.