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· Twentynine Palms, California
5 acres
2 sites
2 Caravan/Tent
Smiths Ranch has been the local meeting venue since 1923. Homesteaded by the famed William ( Bill) Q Smith. The Ranch was home to the first water distict well, first dairy, first drive in movie, the list of firsts is long. Mud bogs, truck wars,short course racing, and of course after hours star gazing. Come enjoy one of Hollywoods latest releases while camping under the desert sky. Learn more about this land: Enjoy starry nights and the fun of camping at a drive-in movie theater. Movies are played Thursday through Sunday. We're only 4 miles from Joshua Tree National Monument. We have bathrooms (no showers), picnic tables, and fire rings for each site.  CURRENTLY NOT SHOWING MOVIES DURING THIS COVID PANDEMIC! 
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Twentynine Palms, California, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Genevieve C.Joined in February 2019
16 Ratings · 14 reviews
Veree S.recommends
August 12, 2022
Site 2 - Smith Ranch Drive-in Theater
Camping with kids and animals 💕
It’s very clean and full of space. Beginners camp friendly and right next to Joshua Tree.
Virginia F.recommends
November 30, 2020
Site 1 - Smith Ranch Drive-in Theater
The host was as super communicative and the site was as expected- a drive in movie theater. I’m sure post covid it will be a blast to watch movies and camp there!
Shatha A.recommends
November 29, 2020
Site 2 - Smith Ranch Drive-in Theater
You won't regret it
Excellent 👌 firewood was provided along with a welcome package. Restrooms were good and clean with warm water. Host was very welcoming and friendly. The area was clean and very well kept. Nice quite area. Highly recommend! Street light was also available in the outer camp areas. Cell service was also available
Alessandro D.recommends
October 11, 2020
Site 2 - Smith Ranch Drive-in Theater
Great spot super close to joshua tree. Host was very responsive.
Marc C.recommends
September 16, 2020
Site 4 - Smith Ranch Drive-in Theater
Quirky desert drive-in, kind host
We needed to get away from the fires and smoke in the foothills near us (SoCal) and were happy we found a place with clean air and a COVID considerate host, Genevieve. She was so kind, and although there was a mixup with our booking, accommodated us very fast. We felt a moment of safe rest when we needed it, and for that I am grateful. The location is just our speed, quirky and not corporate. There is one large screen surrounded by tall trees, which serve as shade and a wind break, to an extent. We car camped (Honda Element) in the summer and it was hot, but parking in the shade helped. The ground is soft fine dirt, so there's some dust and a few ants. On occasion, we saw some bees working on the trees. I saw a lovely little owl and some bats, too. I can't review the film projection of movies or snack bar, as they had stopped showing films for a time during the pandemic. But we enjoyed our stay anyway! Now we need to come back after the fires and pandemic have finished!
Marisa L.recommends
June 1, 2020
Site 2 - Smith Ranch Drive-in Theater
Really cool nice spot, the hosts are really nice! Everything is very clean
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