Hipcamp host Angela R.,
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Enjoy peace and quiet with the privacy camping with only your group. This property is located on a hillside over the dry lake bed so the views are awesome. 420 friendly. Located in the dry lake bed but close to Joshua National Park.
Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 3 vehicles
4WD Recommended
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 20 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Generators allowed
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Angela a message!
  • Check in: After 6AM
  • Check out: Before 6PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

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Hipcamper Michael
Michael D.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
May 8th, 2022

The host is very nice and helpful. We got our car stuck in the soft sand and she asked her friend to help us get it out. We really appreciate it.

We did tent camping. I wish the wind was lighter in the night and the strong wind made our tent sound noisy overnight. But for any RV camper, it would be perfect place.

Hipcamper Terry

2-wd van stuck in the sand

Terry O.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
April 30th, 2022

Unfortunately, our 2-WD Campervan got stuck easily in the sand when arrived. We called AAA to pull out our van. As a result, we decided not to stay there because we were afraid to get stuck again in the sand. If you don’t want to get stuck in the dessert, 4-WD is “must have” you will have a better experience.

Hipcamper Kim

Secluded camping w\ perks!

Kim S.
recommends this listing.
April 24th, 2022

Secluded space that is not too far off the beaten path. We had a blast camping here. Angela was more than helpful and went out of her way to make us comfortable. We got the chicken dinner which exceeded expectations, and fed us for two days. Our first night was super windy and our host put in a wind guard the next day to help our tent. The sand roads are a bit tough but this is in a place that most cars can get to. Close to sculpture gardens and right between 29 Palms and J Tree it was a great resting spot. Having running water, shower, and outhouse made it easy to camp with the kids. Our dogs also had a blast on the land. Highly recommend!!

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Hipcamper Jessica
Jessica T.
recommends this listing.
April 18th, 2022

Angela was such an amazing host. We needed a weekend away from the noise and to reground ourselves and her place was the most perfect place to do so! She cooked for us Saturday evening and it was so delicious, even had extra that the boys snacked on and even brought some home! Thank you Angela for the amazing hospitality and amazing energy you shared!

Hipcamper Ben
Ben L.
recommends this listing.
April 16th, 2022

Angela's spot is beautiful and just far enough from everything to feel wild. She was a great host, including making a delicious meal and showing me around all the off-grid features on the property (shower works great!). The spot is a bit of a tight squeeze and not very level, just something to be aware of but wasn't an issue for me. It's definitely possible to get stuck in the sand and I would recommend 4wd as well as carefully reading all of the instructions!!

Hipcamper Michelle

Not so shabby shanty

Michelle Y.
recommends this listing.
April 4th, 2022

We had a great experience camping on Angela’s land! She was very communicative and friendly over text and left extremely clear instructions. We had no problems finding the site. We are runners and spent most of our weekend sweating and exploring jtree and surrounding areas by foot so the hammock and shower that Angela had set up were amazing. I would definitely recommend getting the dinner. It was a whole smoked chicken and 2 hearty sides and a salad! Everything was delicious and you can tell Angela loves to cook and put so much care into making it. It was amazing to not worry about making dinner, and there were so many leftovers that we had lunch the next day (we were 2 people)! I would definitely stay on Angela’s land again if we make it back to the area.

Hipcamper nicole
Nicole G.
recommends this listing.
March 28th, 2022

This campsite was a good distance from the Joshua tree entrance and close to the town. We had a pull behind trailer and had no problems getting to the property. Be careful not to drive into deep sand. Angel was very accommodating and helpful. There is a great space to BBQ and relax in the hammock. We had a fire at night and the stars were incredible. The bathroom and shower are both great and clean amenities. Overall this is a great spot to set up camp and enjoy the incredible desert skies while also having comfortable glamping amenities

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Hipcamper Isabel
Isabel W.
recommends this listing.
March 21st, 2022

Angela was very responsive, detailed, and thorough. She made my stay as a solo female camper very safe and pleasurable! I would happily recommend her place to anyone looking for a quiet place to camp. The place has a hot shower, clean pit toilet, great propane grill, charcoal grill, fire pit, picnic table, and hammock. There is limited shade though, so be prepared.

Do note that I stayed on a Friday night, and I could hear the neighbors in the distance having a party (some music) but it wasn't loud enough to disturb my sleeping (I'm a heavy sleeper).

Hipcamper Nipapan
Nipapan K.
recommends this listing.
March 2nd, 2022

Lovely place to camping plus Angela is very kind and nice, she has hot shower, toilet, wonderful kitchen, fireplace.
Me and my husband planned to stay there 3 nights but our car has problems (Angela also tried to help us) so we have to return earlier than we planned, surprisingly next day we have got refund from Angela with her lovely messages.

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Hipcamper Angela
Response from Angela, the Host, on March 6th, 2022

Thank you It was awesome having you here. I hope you get your car going.

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