One of the most remote and accessible hipcamps in Joshua Tree. Descanso is situated on six and a half acres of picturesque desert encompassed by thousands of acres of government protected land with sprawling views of the national park, San Jacinto and San Bernardino mountains. The property is home to kit fox, desert tortoise and burrowing ground owl habitat. Located less tha
One of the most remote and accessible hipcamps in Joshua Tree. Descanso is situated on six and a half acres of picturesque desert encompassed by thousands of acres of government protected land with sprawling views of the national park, San Jacinto and San Bernardino mountains. The property is home to kit fox, desert tortoise and burrowing ground owl habitat. Located less than 15 minutes from downtown and the National Park, Descanso is also close to Noah Purifoy's Outdoor Art Museum and Landers, home to Giant Rock and the Integratron. There are three large sites for tents, a regularly sanitized porta potty, a 55 gallon drum with potable water, a wooden picnic table, a fire pit and chairs, as well as a charcoal barbecue. The site is very well lit, there is parking enough for three small vehicles or two camper vans/trucks no bigger than 18 feet in length. The campsite is self check-in, however don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. Six guests max, check in after 1:00PM, checkout before 12 noon.
- Check in: After 1PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 15% off
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Descanso in California.
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Charming high desert quiet
Our stay was fabulous. The site was charming and had just enough thoughtful amenities to make it comfortable without taking away the wild beauty of the high desert. The site was perfect for star gazing by the fire and relaxing with family and dogs. Thanks so much for the water, fire pit, fairy lights, and toilet.
Really close to the entrance of the National Park. It was great to have a clean table, clean port-a-pottie, bbq, fire pit, and water available. The spot is in the open dessert, so be prepared if the wind picks up. Relaxing and chill spot. Would do it again.
My gf and I had such a lovely time at Desano and wished we could stay longer. It is a close drive to the restaurants, shops, and JT visitor center but also secluded enough to get your nature fix without close neighbors. The campsite was super clean and had nice touches like charcoal grill(with accessories), giant water dispenser, fire pit, and solared powered lights that made the evening look magical.
Brought the wife out camping for the long weekend. Host gave excellent directions, arrived to the site at night but was able to easily locate. Was great having water on site and the views were amazing. Surrounding area was decorated super cute with lights and really set the mood. Overall fun weekend with nice privacy and beautiful setting. Would definitely come back!
Best spot for the best price
Loved everything about this spot. It was easy to find with CLEAR instructions! The view is absolutely beautiful and the string lights on the joshua tree was the perfect touch.
Not crowded at all like some campsites around here.
Also the porta-potty was super clean😍
Shout out to Blake for having probably the best spot in the desert.
I will DEFINITELY be back soon 🤍