Hipcamp host Jessica
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Pitch your tent, park your car, or set up your RV at Moonlight Ranch under the bright and vast stars. Animals reside here and we also offer riding lessons and Goat play fun. Great for all ages. Vast starry skies, amazing trails, close to the national park and hiking/backbacking trails. Come visit us!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
6 bookable sites
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 22 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot
Fires allowed
Fire ring, charcoal grill
Toilet available
Portable toilet
Pets allowed
On leash
Showers available
Hot water
Bins available
Recycling bin, trash bin
No picnic table
Wifi available
No RV hookup
No RV sanitation
Have a question? Send Jessica a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 3PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: None
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 5% off
Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
Climbing
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Boating
Fishing
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Snow sports
Surfing
Whitewater paddling

The vibe at Moonlight Ranch

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7 Reviews
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Hipcamper Ezekiel

Our stay at Moonlight Ranch was so much fun! The highlight of our stay was feeding the cutest baby llama named Cuzco and riding a horse for the first time. Thank you Jessica for having us :)

Hipcamper Jessica
Response from Jessica, the Host, on March 15th, 2018

Thank you sooo much for coming out we enjoyed having you!

Hipcamper Nicole

Jessica was so nice and accommodating! She made sure we had everything we needed and that we were comfortable. She is so great with her animals and answered a billion of my questions, offered to let us ride the horses and went out of her way to bring a baby goat for me to feed. There was a fire ring and we camped out in our Jeep. Also, it was very close to the Joshua tree park entrance, so we went there for sunset, it was perfect! Thank you for your kindness, Jessica!

Hipcamper Jessica
Response from Jessica, the Host, on January 2nd, 2018

Thank you so much you guys were great!! Loved having you!

Hipcamper Alexandra

I got to hold a baby goat!

Jessica was a wonderful host, I was completely comfortable to connect with her for anything I needed during my stay, and she was helpful as I was planning and making my way to Joshua Tree. She even checked-in on me with a simple text while I was out in the park knowing that I was travelling alone.

If you like being around animals, this is the perfect place to stay (you will be serenaded by a cacophony of furry friends!). If you're interested, Jessica will invite you in to meet the animals and help with feeding. Bring a bag of carrots and you will have many new friends.

There are fire pits (with wood for sale), a clean porta-potty, and ample room for campers to stretch their legs and set-up. I was the only camper at the time of my stay, but I think this would also be a great place to stay if you have a large group and didn't want to risk first-come first-served in the park. Easy to get to, easy access to both the main and 29 Palms park entrances.

Hipcamper Jessica
Response from Jessica, the Host, on March 23rd, 2018

Thank you and of course! We get so many missing hikers i always try to check. And loved having ypu out so glad you had fun out here.

Hipcamper rebecca

Moonlight Ranch is a beautiful working ranch run by a family that rescues horses and other animals from abuse and neglect. It seemed these animals are now in a place where they are loved and able to heal. It is easy to see that Jessica and her family are passionate about their work and have taken great care to make Moonlight Ranch a great experience for everyone.

Moonlight Ranch provides a very clean vault toilet and cinder block fire pits. They also sell firewood and were always available for any questions we had. My group enjoyed meeting the animals and hearing their rescue stories.

The ranch is located less than 10 minutes from the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park, making it ideal for early morning hikes without the hassle of trying to get a campsite inside the park. We were close enough to town to enjoy Joshua Tree Saloon and pick up some ice at a local gas station.

I highly recommend Moonlight Ranch for your next Joshua Tree stay!

Hipcamper Jessica
Response from Jessica, the Host, on April 3rd, 2018

We loved having you ladies out thank you so much for coming

Hipcamper Thelma

Jessica’s Moonlight Ranch is wonderful! When I got there her mother introduced me to Gorgeous Llama and Cute Goats! This would be a perfect spot for a group who wants to be away from all other campers. They are installing a shower and had the water line in by the time I left. It was absolutely perfect for me and I love that I was able support the Moonlight Ranch!

Hipcamper Jessica
Response from Jessica, the Host, on May 31st, 2018

Thank you!

Hipcamper Nathan

Had a great time, the host was very kind and helpful. The kids loved seeing the animals!

Hipcamper Jessica
Response from Jessica, the Host, on May 31st, 2018

Thank you! So glad the kids had fun

Hipcamper Ashleigh

We loved the moonlight ranch. It’s filled with all types of beautiful animals. Petunia the pig is an angel. Bring apples to feed the animals, they will love you. Our host was very kind and gave us a tour and answered all of our questions.
It was really special waking up next to the beautiful animals. I even did some yoga next to petunia as the sun rose.
Take notice that you are staying on an animal farm so there will be animal sounds even during sleeping hours.

I definitely recommend animal lovers to stay here!

Hipcamper Jessica
Response from Jessica, the Host, on May 31st, 2018

Thank you!!!! And you were amazing im soooo glad you had a hood time and wow yoga with petunia!? Lol i bet she was wondering what in the world you were up to! Your welcome anytime!

Property
Moonlight Animal Rescue
State
California
$40/night
6 Sites