Accessible from one of the few paved roads in Mojave National Preserve, the Hole in the Wall Campground is easily reachable in any vehicle. These sprawling sandy expanses are surrounded by volcanic rock walls. You'll feel truly immersed in the desert landscape here.

With 35 available campsites this campground is a great place to set up home base. The campground has fire rings, picnic tables, potable water, a dump station, and pit toilets. It also has the added bonus of being close to the popular Hole in the Wall Rings Trail. This is a short 1.5-mile hike that sends you scrambling through narrow passageways, holding on to rings built into the rock walls.

Campsites are a first-come, first-served basis, so don't worry about reservations. Just show up ready to explore the desert!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
37 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


There are no bike rentals in the park, but if you are a bike enthusiast, feel free to explore the park on your own trusty stead...Read more


Hiking in Mojave will give you unique views of rocky summits, cacti and Joshua tree-speckled deserts, and sand dunes. Establis...Read more

Horseback riding

Horseback riding is allowed in the park, but it’s BYO-Horse, so saddle up before you arrive. In fact, if you have a llama or a ...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

The roads in Mojave aren’t all exactly well-paved, so if you’re itching to bounce your four-wheeler around some rugged terrain,...Read more

Wildlife watching

Out in Mojave, you can catch a glimpse of a bighorn sheep gracefully leaping up the steep, rocky terrain. You can see jackrabbi...Read more


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Hipcamper Laura
Laura K.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 18th, 2015

Pets are allowed!

Hipcamper Jeff
Jeff S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 23rd, 2015

The winds can be particularly high in the Mojave Desert, so if you'll be sleeping in a tent, make sure that you have strong stakes to hold your tent down!

Take the short Rings Trail loop hike nearby!
Hipcamper Kristina
Kristina F.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 31st, 2016

Hole-in-the-Wall is a great little campground in the Mojave NP. It does get a bit windy as another Hipcamper noted. This campground is pretty exposed and has no trees, but if you have a tent you can camp at Mid Hills Campground where trees are plentiful in the back portion of the campground. Also neither campground has firewood for sale, so be sure to bring your own!

December camping at Hole-in-the-Wall campgroundMorning grub at campDrove an hour to visit the lava tube off of Kelbaker road. It's about a 15 mile drive on Kelbaker, then a few miles down an unmarked 4x4 road and a short .25 mile hike using a ladder.Drove 45 mins to summit Kelso Dunes. Highly recommend!
Hipcamper Liz
Liz B.
recommends this listing.
January 14th, 2018

Beautiful and remote. Make sure you pay attention to weather, as the first time we tried to stay here it was close because of floods! When we did finally get out there, it was amazing, and we watched a storm pass in the distance, with hug lightning lighting up the sky.

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Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah L.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
May 2nd, 2017

A little scary because it's sooooo isolated

Hipcamper Elynn
Elynn K.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 30th, 2017

This campsite is really the perfect campsite. The views are gorgeous, the hiking nearby is on point and the campsite is kept clean. As other people have said, the wind does tend to pick up, so we found car camping to be the best option for us. That said, the stars are breadth taking and a real treat.

View from our campsiteMojave is puppy friendly!
Hipcamper Catherine
Catherine H.
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 28th, 2017

Hole-in-the-wall you are sleeping in the desert. No shade. We were there in October and weather was fantastic. About 25% full. We were fully contained so did not try the water or facilities. Close to some great hiking although we found the trailhead of Ring hike hard to find so ended up doing it backwards

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Tent / RV / Trailer: 37 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)

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