If Joshua Tree camping is on the mind, staying at Jumbo Rocks campground is a must! Family-friendly Jumbo Rocks campground is located just a short hike from Skull Rock, one of the coolest rock formations in the park. Jumbo Rocks campground is the biggest of all campgrounds in Joshua Tree National Park. Pick from 124 reservable sites that have picnic tables, fire rings, and pit toilets. Potable water is not a luxury at this campground, make sure to bring plenty, especially in the summer months!
Jumbo Rocks campground usually fills on weekend nights October through May and can be especially busy during holiday months. Remember, to make advance reservations as they are required at this acclaimed campground.
Offered near the campground.
Biking in this park provides some pretty jaw-dropping views, but is also restricted to vehicular roads (i.e., if a car or OHV c...Read more
Rich with breathtaking landscape that feels like a forgotten land on another planet, there are miles and miles of trails for ex...Read more
Sometimes, a strikingly beautiful place is just made better by the presence of a good friend. We believe this absolutely applie...Read more
You KNOW those endless stretches of California desert are calling your name, and you can feel your fingers itching at the thoug...Read more
We see you, climber, explorer of boulders, scaler of mountains. While everyone else is standing, jaw agape, iPhones out, you ca...Read more
The desert is full of secrets, and one of the biggest ones is the abundance of life that finds home in the nearly 800,000 acres...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Jumbo Rocks Campground.
Drop some Jumbo Rocks Campground knowledge on us.
Quite possibly my favorite front country campsite in a national park. I mean, this place just feels like the deep desert even though you just barely pulled in. The Jumbo Rocks area is in my opinion the best part of J Tree, and camping in the middle of the whole thing is such a surreal experience. You'll have plenty of beautiful round boulders to climb for days.
FYI, all campsites are now reservable on Recreation.gov; sites are no longer first-come, first-served. This campground is in the heart of the National Park, so unlike Black Rock Campground, you will also have to pay $20/car to enter. Don't forget, it can snow and get below freezing in winter, with wind chill, and bring lots of water and shade in the warmer months. There is no cell service and it takes around 40 minutes to get out of the park from here to all services (gas, cell, food, etc).