Hipcamp host Jessica G.
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Pitch your tent, park your car, or set up your RV at Moonlight Ranch under the stars. Pets welcome, a toilet, and clean water. We are an animal rescue and we also ofer Goat play fun. Great for all ages. Vast starry skies, amazing trails, close to the Joshua Tree national park. Come visit us! Fresh duck eggs available for purchase as well. All funds benefits rescued animals.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, RVs
8 sites
Up to 15 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Bins available
No picnic table
No wifi
RV details
Generators allowed
Pull-through site, max length 30ft, max width 10ft
Grass or field surface, requires leveling
Hookups available (water)
Have a question? Send Jessica a message!
  • Check in: After 8AM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 5% off

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Activities

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Horseback riding

There are some riding facilities near by

Biking
Hiking
OHV
Climbing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Moonlight Ranch in California.

Farm

We are a working animal rescue with livestock on property

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Hipcamper Ezequiel
Ezequiel G.
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August 10th, 2017

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 :)

Cuzco :) Natalie's first time on a horse. camp is a big open field next to the main house and ranchhorse animal
Hipcamper Jessica
Response from Jessica, the Host, on March 15th, 2018

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

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Hipcamper Nicole
Nicole H.
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January 2nd, 2018

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!

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Hipcamper Alexandra
Alexandra T.
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March 23rd, 2018

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.

New friendsCampervans welcomeLots of space to camp!
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.

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Hipcamper rebecca
Rebecca Z.
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April 3rd, 2018

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

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Hipcamper Nathan
Nathan F.
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May 28th, 2018

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

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Hipcamper Ashleigh
Ashleigh C.
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May 31st, 2018

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!

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Hipcamper Harriet
Harriet V.
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October 8th, 2018

Jessica was lovely. A good place to camp, and you see the same stars there as you do in Joshua tree, so if you want to camp, but there is no room in the campsites, it is a great place to go. Nice to see the rescued animals too!

Hipcamper Jessica
Response from Jessica, the Host, on October 9th, 2018

Thank you for joining us! You guys were great and we loved having you here.

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Shawn D.
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October 14th, 2018

My friends and I camped here 1 night and had an amazing time. It’s so peaceful and beautiful under the stars. We enjoyed meeting and learning about all the rescues animals. Jessica was a great host! She took her time introducing us to all the animals and explaining their backstory.

The campers next to us complained about the rooster crowing in the morning but what do you expect camping on a farm?

Would definitely recommend, especially if you’re an animal lover.

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Hipcamper Jessica
Response from Jessica, the Host, on October 17th, 2018

Thank you so much! And really? I forwarned about the rooster crows but nobody told me directly. They start their day at 4:30 am on the dot! Thank you for joining us and your welcome anytime!

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Hipcamper Savannah
Savannah H.
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October 17th, 2018

Had a great time feeding the animals and it was nice to be such a short distance from Joshua Tree NP!

Property
Moonlight Animal Rescue
State
California
$45/night
8 Sites