Mid Hills Campground is at an elevation of 5,600 ft, so it provides amazing cool breezes. It’s also shrouded by pinyon pine and juniper trees for a greener, shadier environment than the surrounding desert. If you’re camping during the hot season, this would be a great retreat for cooler air and a break from the desert sun. The access road isn’t paved though, so don’t try this campground with a motorhome or trailer! In spite of a fire in 2005, there are still 13 beautiful campsites here, equipped with pit toilets, potable water, fire rings, and picnic tables. Set up camp here in the mountains for a chiller, more panoramic view of the preserve!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
26 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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Kristina F.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 31st, 2016

Mojave National Preserve is on of my favorite national parks! Mid Hills is an awesome campground as it's for tents only, is in the high desert (which means cooler temps and trees for shade). It's $12/night and is first come first served, but rarely fills up (holiday weekends are a little bit of a gamble, so be sure to get there on Friday evening). There is potable water spigots and vault toilets making this a great basecamp in the Mojave for all your adventures. The park is very spread out in terms of things to do, but there are some very unique places to see including the Kelso Dunes (45 min drive), the lava tube (1 hr drive from MH and partly on an unmarked 4x4 road), and Teutonia Peak trail (1 hr drive) in a lush desert landscape.

Some campsites at Mid Hills are more secluded than others and very spacious! Get there on Friday before 5pm if you can!At Mid Hills we were able to see the Milky Way!At Mid Hills we were able to see the Milky Way!Camp essentials with an amazing sunset
Hipcamper Phillip
Phillip B.
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October 13th, 2020

I usually like to start or end my long road trips with a quick over night in Mid Hills Campground because of the secluded nature of it. It does have water and toilets so that a plus for being such a remote campground.
The main perk for me is the lack of light pollution, so you can see so many stars on a clear night.

The sign says high clearance 4x4 but my AWD car gets there no problem. Sunset at the campsite. 
Photo is a composite of multiple timelapse photos shot during sunset. Great spot for Astrophotography
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Mojave National Preserve
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35.132° N, 115.436° W
Tent Only: 26 Sites
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