Hipcamp host Blake L.,
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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

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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.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 18ft
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Have a question? Send Blake a message!
  • 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

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Descanso in California.

Desert

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Hipcamper Danielle

Charming high desert quiet

Danielle J.
recommends this listing.
May 9th, 2021

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.

Hipcamper John

Great spot!

John W.
recommends this listing.
May 12th, 2021

Campsite was clean and functional with an amazing view. We felt very safe and it was a short drive to the national park. Will definitely be back!

Hipcamper A
A A.
recommends this listing.
May 18th, 2021

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.

Hipcamper Jane

Cute getaway

Jane O.
recommends this listing.
May 24th, 2021

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.

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Hipcamper Adam

Under the star camping experience.

Adam N.
recommends this listing.
May 24th, 2021

Super chill spot, it was nice not having other campers around truly peaceful. The scenic 360 surrounding were a trip, super cool spot and will be back.

Hipcamper David
David H.
recommends this listing.
May 29th, 2021

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!

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Hipcamper scott
Scott M.
recommends this listing.
May 31st, 2021

Great camping spot! Easy to find but p

Hipcamper Michelle

Best spot for the best price

Michelle G.
recommends this listing.
June 6th, 2021

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 🤍

Property
Descanso JT
State
California
Country
United States
$35/night
1 Site