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Picacho State Recreation Area

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Picacho State Recreation Area, California

Picacho SRA is about as remote as it gets, as visitors must traverse a 20 mile dirt road just to get to the entrance! This is pretty awesome, if you ask us, as Picacho calls to all hardy adventurers Read more...
Picacho SRA is about as remote as it gets, as visitors must traverse a 20 mile dirt road just to get to the entrance! This is pretty awesome, if you ask us, as Picacho calls to all hardy adventurers and, surprise surprise, water enthusiasts. What? Yes, while it is in a desert, Picacho SRA lies on an 8 mile stretch of the Colorado River, where guests enjoy year-round fishing, boating, hiking, and camping. Conveniently located along the Pacific Flyway, visitors also bear witness to amazing migrations of thousands of birds as well as many other creatures that inhabit the area year round. Through colorful canyons and rugged volcanic peaks, Picacho State Recreation Area is a magical place hidden in the desert that beckons to adventurers of all types.
Group Canoe Camps
Located near the Lower Dock, the Group Canoe Campground #1 is available to group parties of 15 or...
Public campground
Main Campground
With 54 sites, an old cemetery (ooooh), and solar shower and toilets, the main campground is a great...
Public campground
Taylor Lake Campground
Located directly on Taylor Lake (as its name makes clear), Taylor Lake campground is one of our...
Public campground
Paddlewheeler Boat-in Campground
Paddlewheeler boat-in campground has only 2 large sites available for camping and is only accessible...
Public campground
Carrizo Boat-in Campground
As you can maybe tell by the name, Carrizo is a boat-in campsite. This means that the the space is not...
Public campground
4 S Beach Campground
The second northernmost campground in the area, 4 S is accessible by boat and car and offers four...
Public campground
The Outpost Campground
The Outpost campground only has three spots and is located far from the main campground. It actually...
Public campground
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Wild Palms Sustainable Oasis
Brie: Such an awesome desert oasis getaway! Dan was an amazing host! Not only does he have an awesome set up...
Direct book$49/night
Desert Tower Tent Camping

Desert Tower Tent Camping

93% Recommend – 69 Responses
Drew: Such a cool spot. I highly recommend anyone to go there. Be prepared to pack your stuff in because the...
Request book$35/night
Motion Recalibration Station :)
Stepfanie: This place is so wonderful. The hosts are so kind. This place is huge! They have many camp sites avail...
Direct book$35/night
The Star Bed

The Star Bed

91% Recommend – 34 Responses
Meghan: The hosts were very kind and friendly, and the stars and sunset/sunrise are amazing from the spot! If ...
Request book$50/night
Sagewinds Farm High Desert Camp
Brie: Ellen was a great host and very kind! if you love primitive mountain camping...this is your place! We ...
Direct book$35/night
Oasis Mobile Village
Lennita: Fill your days with the wonderful amenities of home while vacationing in the Southern California...
Request book$50/night
Edge Of The Wilderness
Will: What an epic location. We arrived early afternoon to Edge of The Wilderness. It was a nice, brisk day ...
Request book$50/night
The Watering Hole

The Watering Hole

99% Recommend – 35 Responses
Jazminn: This is such an awesome and serene place, covered under the starry night sky. It's a very peaceful are...
Direct book$40/night
Horse with No Name

Horse with No Name

90% Recommend – 5 Responses
Kristen: The host is very accomating and flexible which was helpful for us because we did this trip last minute...
Request book$25/night
The Desert Isle

The Desert Isle

88% Recommend – 12 Responses
Fawn: My group of friends and I had a wonderful time at the Desert Isle, complete with a meteor shower at ni...
Request book$50/night
Cozy Traveli Trailer

Cozy Traveli Trailer

92% Recommend – 12 Responses
Jack: The Pink Cloud Ranch has more desert vibes than you’ll know what to do with. Tammy, the host has done ...
Request book$90/night
Desert Mountain Majesty

Desert Mountain Majesty

96% Recommend – 221 Responses
Ricky: Sky Camp made for the perfect Joshua Tree retreat. Just a short drive away from the national park, it ...
Direct book$50/night
Lovelight Tent Camping

Lovelight Tent Camping

92% Recommend – 91 Responses
Nicole: What a unique getaway! I wasn't quite sure what to expect from my first Hipcamp experience but was ple...
Request book$30/night
A View of Joshua Tree
Brittany: David has a few perfect campsites! The one we were at was compete with a small grill and a large picni...
Direct book$25/night
Jumbo Rocks Campground
Sarah: The coolest campground in the park by far. Helpful tip on busy days when searching for a site: CHECK T...
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PCT Trailside Cottage

PCT Trailside Cottage

100% Recommend – 9 Responses
Will: PCT Trailside Cottage was a perfect getaway from the busy world. The Cottage is nestled right outside ...
Request book$60/night
DE/TOUR Joshua Tree
May: If you are looking to enjoy Joshua Tree National Park, but don't want to camp exposed in the elements ...
Request book$75/night
JT Highlander Tent Camp

JT Highlander Tent Camp

97% Recommend – 30 Responses
Kristin: JT Highlander Tent Camp has three campsites with tent platforms (a nice feature for a flat, level nigh...
Request book$45/night
Wendy's Sunshine Trailer

Wendy's Sunshine Trailer

100% Recommend – 4 Responses
Palak: Fun and comfortable decor, nice starry night with a fire pit, lovely host... would absolutely recommend!
Direct book$100/night
Camp Owl Pine: Idyllwild
Lisse: Camp Owl Pine is a dream! Michael and Cat have put so much thought into providing everything you could...
Direct book$125/night