Hipcamp host Richard C.,
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Come be a part of a growing community at The Barking Owl. Owned and operated by climbers. Stunning sunsets, perfect sunrises. The campsites are on a beautiful piece of land with over 30 mature Joshua Trees in the sleepy neighborhood of Flamingo Heights. 17 minutes from Joshua Tree national Park.

The Barking Owl is a place for climbers of all skill sets to connect, shar

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Come be a part of a growing community at The Barking Owl. Owned and operated by climbers. Stunning sunsets, perfect sunrises. The campsites are on a beautiful piece of land with over 30 mature Joshua Trees in the sleepy neighborhood of Flamingo Heights. 17 minutes from Joshua Tree national Park.

The Barking Owl is a place for climbers of all skill sets to connect, share, and learn. All are welcome, not just climbers. 

GUIDED ROCK CLIMBING

We offer a range of courses in rock climbing please ask if there is anything you wanna learn there is a good chance we can teach it! All guides are AMGA certified and insured. 

Head Guide and Instructor Richard Card (AMGA SPI CERTIFIED)

CAMP  SITE DESCRIPTIONS

COYOTE CAMP (TENT AND CAR CAMPING ONLY, NO RVS)  3 TENTS MAX

Howl with the Coyotes, maybe even see one or two. This camp is a nice option for small groups with 2-3 tents but not too many people. Secluded but well suited for a little more yipping.

HAWK CAMP (TENT AND CAR CAMPING ONLY, NO RVS) 3 TENTS MAX

Hawk Camp likes it quiet. It is the most secluded spot on the campground but also is one best for parties that don't plan on being too rowdy. A little noise is fine but this is the quiet camp.

DOG CAMP (CAR / TENT CAMPING)

HOOT IT UP DOG - Dog camp is a great choice for families. Good spot if you’ve got a little furry friend too. Beautiful sunrise and sunset views. FIRES MUST BE KEPT SMALL AT THIS CAMP

OWL CAMP (RV/TRAILERS ONLY)

BARK IT UP OWL - Owl camp is at the base of the tree where The Barking Owl gets its name. Ask me about it when you are here. This is the best site for larger groups with several tents. It shares its name with the infamous CAMP 4 in Yosemite. Its in the middle of the campground. Has water and power hookups

TORTOISE CAMP (TENT CAMPING ONLY)

Tortoise camp as the name suggest is small. This is a perfect spot if you are just looking for a spot to plop a tent. Or if you just want to crawl into your shell at the end of the day.

QUAIL CAMP (RV/TRAILERS ONLY)

Got a flock, come stay at quail camp. Central to the facilities. Water and Power hookups. Flat with room to run around. Has water and power hookups.

DIRTBAG CAMPING AVAILABLE - if you are a true dirtbag looking for a spot message me about this...

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
3 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Hot tub available
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Have a question? Send Richard a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

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Activities

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Biking
Hiking
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Barking Owl Climber Camp JoshuaTree in California.

Desert

Places to see near Barking Owl Climber Camp JoshuaTree

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Hipcamper Harry
Harry T.
recommends this listing.
(-OWL-)
January 16th, 2022

Pleasant and quiet

Hipcamper Peter

Desert camp

Peter D.
recommends this listing.
(-OWL-)
January 3rd, 2022

Eco friendly desert camping. Richard is a friendly host as well as a thoughtful steward of the land. He’d probably double as your climbing guide. Fairly close to town and to the park. Showers and water on site.

Hipcamper Daniel
Daniel W.
recommends this listing.
(COYOTE)
December 20th, 2021

Richard is a great guy building an awesome campsite! Hot shower and fancy grill.

Hipcamper Daniel
Daniel W.
recommends this listing.
(-TORTOISE)
December 12th, 2021

Richard's a great guy building an awesome site. Will be stopping by again!

Hipcamper Anna

Marvelous spot!

Anna G.
recommends this listing.
(COYOTE)
November 29th, 2021

We had a fabulous holiday weekend camping in our vans at the Barking Owl. Richard is a gracious, welcoming host, with a clear vision of the community he would like to build at his place. It is clear that he really cares about people. The site itself is quite comfortable, with beautiful views of the surrounding desert and some fine Joshua trees. Amenities included an excellent heated outdoor shower and friendly dogs, which my kid especially appreciated :) We also were thankful that Richard let us move his grill over to a sheltered area near the house when it was a bit too windy to cook over near our site, and then later in the weekend we quite enjoyed meeting some of his friends who were also there for the holiday. This is one of those camping spots that is already awesome, and will only get better with time! Definitely a place that merits repeat visits when in the area.

Hipcamper Richard
Response from Richard, the Host, on December 1st, 2021

It was so nice to have you join for Thanksgiving dinner! Looking forward to hosting you again soon!

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Hipcamper Jesse
Jesse L.
recommends this listing.
(COYOTE)
November 18th, 2021

the area is beautiful and the campsite is very well set up. the shower, toilets, and sink on site were very helpful!

Hipcamper JOSEPH

Tranquil desert haven

Joseph C.
recommends this listing.
(OWL)
November 3rd, 2021

This place was great, nice campsites, we’ll laid out, fairly quiet, and the shower and bbq are great amenities. Richard was a nice host, and I’d probably stay here again when I’m down there.

Hipcamper Silja

So peaceful!

Silja P.
recommends this listing.
(OWL)
November 3rd, 2021

This was a great spot. Richard is super nice and came to check in with us during our stay to make sure we had everything we needed. The campsites were clean and separated by rock lined pathways. The outdoor shower was awesome. The dogs on the property are very sweet and well behaved, I never heard any barking at all. I also had phone service at this location, if that’s something that matters to you! I would definitely come back for another stay here.

Hipcamper Sam

Best camping outside of jtnp!

Sam G.
recommends this listing.
(COYOTE)
October 29th, 2021

Such a cool spot!! Richard is a fantastic human who is building such an amazing community hub. Outdoor shower is perfect, can't wait to come back when stargazing tubs are set up. Will definitely stay here next time I'm coming through the hi-dez!

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