Description

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 Continue reading...
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
No. of sites
26
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking

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

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

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

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Mid Hills Campground.

Cave
Desert
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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
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Park
Mojave National Preserve
State
California
Phone Number
760-252-6100
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
35.132° N, 115.436° W
$12/night
Tent Only: 26 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)