Hipcamp host Levi P.,
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Joshua trees 50 miles closer to LA than the Joshua Tree National Park! This is WILDERNESS camping. It feels like the wild west out here, and that's the main appeal--no rules, nobody watching. Think long dirt roads, tumbleweeds, bones, and maybe some old bullet shells (there's no shooting allowed on the property anymore). This is not a state-maintained, paved, manicured opera

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Joshua trees 50 miles closer to LA than the Joshua Tree National Park! This is WILDERNESS camping. It feels like the wild west out here, and that's the main appeal--no rules, nobody watching. Think long dirt roads, tumbleweeds, bones, and maybe some old bullet shells (there's no shooting allowed on the property anymore). This is not a state-maintained, paved, manicured operation--it's the edge of the desert wilderness. 

Please respect the property and clean up after yourself!

This is 2.5 acres of protected Joshua Tree lands in the Antelope Valley north of LA, between the snowy Tehachapi Mountains and the San Gabriel Mountains. 

My first time out there I saw BOTH ENDS of a rainbow in front of the snowy Tehachapis!! Super dark skies, and a million stars at night. You'll probably see the Milky Way! It does get breezy at night, so dress appropriately.

This is for people who are comfortable exploring beyond a concrete slab with electricity and janitor-cleaned restrooms. There are no designated sites, so pick whatever looks good to you. We often have multiple parties at once, so feel free to spread out.

This land used to be the domain of the Ketanemuk tribe, which I think means People From The East. In the summer they would go up and hunt and get pine nuts in the Tehachapi Mountains, and acorns from the oak trees in the San Gabriels.

The property itself is along a dirt road called Avenue C. It's about a 20 minute drive from the town of Neenach (pronounced Nee-nack), where there's a general store and a cafe. They make a great breakfast burrito. It's also a few minutes from the State Poppy Reserve, which blooms in the spring with miles of California poppies.

If you have a larger group or event in mind, get in touch! We can figure out how to accommodate you.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
5 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 4 vehicles
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Caravans, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Camper trailers, Motorhomes, Campervans, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 18 meters allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
Generators allowed
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
No toilet
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Remove your rubbish
Have a question? Send Levi a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching

This is a protected area because the Joshua Trees serve as a wildlife corridor for all the little rabbits and birds and desert ...Read more

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Joshua Tree Ranch Los Angeles in California.

Desert

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Hipcamper Lisa

Very private.

Lisa M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 17th, 2022

I really enjoyed the privacy and seclusion of the property! The sunrises and sunsets with the Joshua tress were Spectacular! Nice little weekend getaway.

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Hipcamper Lance
Lance L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 21st, 2022

Very secluded in a veritable forest (or as close you can get to something like that in the desert) of joshua trees. Definitely a decent stop if you have a couple animals with you. Site had a decent amount of trash when we arrived, though, and not sure how long it's been around.

Hipcamper Hillary

Not private, or dark and very dirty

Hillary P.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 5)
May 12th, 2022

Overall this location could have potential. It might be a nice place you just need to pull off the side of the road to sleep and don't care if there is power plant lights flashing in the near background

Hipcamper Raymond
Raymond D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
April 19th, 2022

Good campsite, and no crowd/neighbors on weekday.
Too bad low-life campers leave trash.

Hipcamper JULIA

Full of trash, beer cans & gun shel

Julia M.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 2)
April 3rd, 2022

All the camping areas were full of trash and gun shells, we looked around but it was all the same. We didn’t fell safe so he had to leave and drive out to a BLM campsite instead.

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Hipcamper Elzabe

Great spot for tent camping

Elzabe U.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
March 27th, 2022

It is so beautiful out there. My friend and I tent camped and had a great time. It felt safe and was peaceful and quiet. There are ants out there but just look around before pitching your tent. They are fairly easy to avoid. Would highly recommend.

Hipcamper Joann

Pretty spot for a night

Joann J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
December 3rd, 2021

Very quiet and, of course, beautiful Joshua Trees. Found a nice spot to camp. Best views looking back to the west!

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Hipcamper Kendall
Kendall M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
October 2nd, 2021

Really cool property! Very chill

Hipcamper AidarisYazmin
Aidaris Yazmin C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 12th, 2021

I loved it! It was the perfect private getaway!

Property
Joshua Tree Ranch Los Angeles
State
California
Country
United States
$28/night
5 Sites