Sky Camp is like a home without walls, offering panoramic desert views that will take your breath away. The camp is situated high on the hills of the Bartlett Mountain Range and offers great views of Joshua Tree National Park, just minutes away. Our eclectic offerings include four individual campsites with picnic tables, charcoal grills, and of course, ART (campsite #4 can accommodate camper vans). We also provide an outdoor shower (cold water) and bathroom with a flushing toilet and sink; a large, covered, concrete patio that is part kitchen, part hearth and equipped with two picnic tables, a large barrel charcoal grill, a wood burning stove, and a comfortable seating area. Shade trees offer shelter for taking in the expansiveness of the desert, enjoying the sounds of nature, reading a book, or contemplating the art installations around the campground. Space is plentiful for parking and spreading out at each campsite. Campsites can be reserved individually or groups can reserve the entire campground (please contact us for group pricing).
Sky Camp is surrounded with open space and situated next to BLM land. There are endless outdoor recreational opportunities, including hiking, biking, bouldering, breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, dark starry nights, and quiet solitude. The village of Joshua Tree is only a few miles down the road and offers unique options for dining and shopping. Most of our businesses are independent, locally owned and charged by the positive forces of Joshua Tree ;-)
You can follow us on Instagram at skycampjt for more photos and information on the area. And mountain bikers can check out the Bartlett Mountain Loop on mtbproject's website for a trail you pick up directly from Sky Camp. It includes a virtual tour and downloadable map!
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 13 months out
The vibe at Desert Mountain Majesty
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Sky Camp made for the perfect Joshua Tree retreat. Just a short drive away from the national park, it was great to get away and see a different, more remote side of Joshua Tree. The camp is situated on the base of a mountain and has lots of boulders to climb and trails to explore. There was tons of space which would make this a great group camp site, but we found it worked perfectly as a couple's getaway as well.
Our host Kimberly and her husband were very welcoming and have put so much love and care into the camp site. The large grill, wood burning stove, tables, chairs, and newly built bathroom and shower made us feel right at home. The shower was easily my favorite part of the site and getting to take a cold shower outside in the early desert light was truly a once in a lifetime experience.
We also enjoyed the art installments at Sky Camp. The bathroom door had recently been painted and they also has a new mural painted right on site. Kimberly was more than happy to talk to us about the mural and it's creator and about all the future installments they plan on adding. We can't wait to go back and see what's new at Sky Camp's Desert Mountain Majesty!
I had a wonderful time. It is a magic place with all of the right touches (flush toilet, lovely hand soap, beautiful art, great hang out space and even a grill), but you still feel like you are camping. The camp ground is a great place to escape and get away from it all. I am looking forward to my next visit.
Great campsite! Clean and very well kept. The outhouse was a wonderful amenity and the landscape was so peaceful and private. The LED lights were a really nice addition and the hammocks added to the bohemian atmosphere. This is a great space to rent if you have a large group! Lots of space and a horseshoe game set up.
One draw back is that the fire ring is on a lower level than the common kitchen area and campsites, so you have to be vigilant when your fire is lit. It made it hard to enjoy cooking and eating in the same place. This limited the time that we spent around the fire, because we were unable to keep an eye on it, if we were not on the lower level by the fire ring. We would have loved to use the wood burning stove, but the exhaust was not connected. Maybe next time we stay, it will be up and running!
This is a great camp site. We highly recommend it!
My family spent the Memorial Day weekend at Skycamp and we were not disappointed. We were 6 adults with 5 kids, ranging in age from 18 months to 18 years and a great time was had by all. We spent the days enjoying the shade under the covered patio, swinging in the hammock swings and playing games. The evenings playing horseshoes, grilling our dinner and appreciating amazing sunsets. The space was gorgeous, comfortable and relaxing. The bathroom and shower were amazing and given the heat, the cold water shower was more than welcome!
Desert Mountain Majesty is a true oasis in the desert.
This campsite is incredibly unique and artsy, with several art installations on the grounds and more to come. The central shelter structure provides precious shade in the middle of a sunny summer day, and a lit gathering space at night with full grill, cutting board table, and picnic area for a lovely group dinner experience. The bathroom is alarmingly beautiful for an outdoor setting (great toilet/sink, very well presented), while the open shower is a true bucket list experience - absolutely incredible. Having a separate potable water hose was also an invaluable convenience when staying multiple days in the desert.
The location is tucked away and very private, while also not far from Joshua Tree NP and Joshua Tree proper. There are great little stores and coffee shops to visit, and the national park is of course worthwhile. I'd definitely recommend a nitro cold brew from Joshua Tree Coffee Co.
We met briefly with the host, Kimberly, who was a very pleasant and welcoming woman. She was great about communication and follow up, as well as fun interactions on Instagram :).
Myself and my group were all VERY pleased with this highly once-in-a-lifetime type camping environment and weekend get away, and would recommend it to anyone looking to stay near Joshua Tree.
My family of four recently stayed here for one night. We would've loved to stay longer but we have two toddlers with us and the thought of staying more than two nights in the desert in Summer was not ideal for us. Our girls, 2 and 4, absolutely had an amazing time playing, running around (with our supervision, of course), and experiencing the awesomeness of the campground. There are only 3 camp sites and there's a really nicely set up common area where people can hang out and meet other friendly folks. We also appreciated that the area where there is a bit of a drop off is bordered with ropes so it was easy for the kids to know where not to go. The bathroom/outhouse was kept spotless at all times but the best part is having an outdoor shower in the middle of the desert! There was also a fire pit on a lower level accessible via some brick steps. We didn't use it but I bet that area would be incredible during cold nights. Our experience with this place was nothing short of fun. You can't beat sleeping under the stars on a warm summer night. We love camping and we're glad we discovered this one! We'll most likely come back and experience it on a different season!
Our experience here was amazing. Kim was so helpful and answered every question and concerns that we had , The views were amazing, the outdoor shower was probably one of my favorite things. I would definitely come out here again and again
We had a great trip at Desert Mountain. Wonderful views and a chance to truly unwind.
Lots of space between the sites and loved the larger fire ring area.
The campsite has a wealth of amenities including a covered area for group cooking and hanging out.
We enjoyed the outside shower and the recently installed hot water. What a luxury!
We would certainly camp here again.
A special thank you to the host Kimberly who graciously sent back our lost keys!
That was a true blessing. Thank you so much!!