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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, Continue reading...

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.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, cars
No. of sites
15
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
No RV hookup
Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
OHV
Climbing
Wildlife watching
Boating
Fishing
Paddling
Wind sports
Snow sports
Surfing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling

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Hipcamper Jeff

There's day use parking in this campground to enable access to Natural Arch via a 1/4 mile trail.

Hipcamper Ben

This is one of my favorite campsites in the park, it's further from the crowds of Hidden Valley, and has some really beautiful rock formations.

Hipcamper T

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.

Hipcamper Daniel

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!

Park
Joshua Tree National Park
State
California
Phone Number
760-367-5500
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
33.984° N, 116.017° W
$10/night
Tent Only: 15 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)