About The Watering Hole
The ultimate camp site for peace, tranquility, and the best sunrise in the desert. Less than a mile on well maintained desert road. Experience star viewing like no place else. Away from it all, yet close enough for Pizza delivery. So there is no traffic noise. 360-degree views. Just five minutes from Hwy 62 aka 29 Palms Hwy. Ten minutes from the JTNP east entrance visitors center. Views of everything for 30+ miles
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 5
- Accessible by: Drive
- Accommodation: Tent, Vehicles & RVs
- Check in after: 11AM
- Check out before: 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 1 month out
- Weeknight discount: 10% off
The vibe at The Watering Hole
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This is such an awesome and serene place, covered under the starry night sky. It's a very peaceful area overlooking the military base and national monument park. It's not far from town or the monument and is off of a regularly dragged dirt road. The host is very generous and welcoming, and accommodates free fire wood. I come from Colorado so the change of scenery, climate, and atmosphere was very breathtaking. I appreciated the hospitality and comfort The Watering Hole has to offer. I recommend any persons staying in the area looking for a nice quiet campground to book a night at this spot.
Samuel was super nice and made us feel really comfortable. The location is just outside of Joshua tree (20 min drive from north entrance) and is close to town also. It's mostly flat land with a view of the mountains in the distance. Sunsets were beautiful. The facilities are clean and includes an outdoor shower! Solar powered garden lights gently lit our path too and from. He supplied a cooler, fire pit with grill AND firewood. Also their two dogs are the cutest and will visit you if you like. We felt so lucky to find this 5 acre plot. Definitely recommend
A great spot to camp! As other reviews already stated: a very beautiful night sky (we even saw some shooting stars!) and sunrise. Clean toilet and the shower immediately wakes you up on a chilly november morning. ;-) Samuel is a really helpful guy! He gave us fire wood and started the fire for us and asked if we needed something else. Bonus points: 2 very cute dogs can be your companions if you want!
Samuel, his wife, and his dogs are so friendly and welcoming, they made sure we had everything we needed. my friend and I loved watching the sunset, it was the best one I saw during my trip. Such a cool place thats still close enough to the park, we were able to roll out of our tent and make it to watch the sunrise in Joshua Tree.
Staying here was awesome! Sam and his family were extremely welcoming, even inviting us to their thanksgiving dinner. The site had everything we needed including a fire pit with grill grate, firewood, showers, bathroom, and plenty of space. I would definitely recommend staying here if you’re looking for a place to camp in the area.
We had the most amazing time at the Watering hole! The camping site is really nice and the bathroom and drinking water was right by us. The place is beautifully maintained with solar path lights and proper songs and notes everywhere. The bathroom is clean. The location is not far from the park and just like the post says, it is close enough ro get pizza delivery - and we did ! It was wonderful to enjoy a pizza by the fire. Sam is very friendly and helpful and attentive as a host and he has given a lot of attention to detail in making this site feel comfortable and welcoming ! He also has firewood available so we did not have to go buy it the day we arrived. Part of the welcoming committee are the cutest dogs and we had such a fun time playing with them! I highly recommend this place to everyone!
This camp site was amazing and reasonably priced. When I get out of the city, I like quiet, stars and tranquility. The Watering Hole has exactly what I wanted. There's space, quiet and a sense of calm. Sam and his wife Sose were friendly and helpful in getting us settled and afterwards they allowed us our privacy. The camp fire was perfect and we sat around the flames well into the night. The stars overhead were beautiful and I slept like a baby till the morning. My God...what a sunrise!! Watering Hole has just enough creature comforts but mainly you have the feeling of being out under the stars and away from the stress of city living. I need that and I wish I could spend a week here and unwind a bit more day by day. We'll be back to the Watering Hole next time we need a dose of the desert.