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. 

Head Guide and Instructor Richard Card (AMGA SPI CERTIFIED)

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

CAMP 1 - 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.

CAMP 2 - 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.

CAMP 3 - DOG CAMP (RV / 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

CAMP 4 - OWL CAMP (TENT AND CAR CAMPING ONLY, NO RVS) 4 TENTS MAX

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. FIRE PIT IS COMMUNAL

CAMP 5 - MOUSE CAMP (TENT CAMPING ONLY, 2 CARS MAX)

Mouse 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 a whole to crawl into at the end of the day. FIRE PIT IS SHARED WITH CAMP 4

CAMP 6 - QUAIL CAMP (RV / CAR CAMPING - NO TENTS)

Got a flock, come stay at quail camp. Central to the facilities. Water and Power hookups. Flat with room to run around. FIREPIT IS SHARED WITH CAMP 4

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
6 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Wifi available
Bins available
No picnic table
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 30ft
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Have a question? Send Richard a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

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Biking
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Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Barking Owl - Climber Campground in California.

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Hipcamper Christina

Great spot near joshua tree!

Christina C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
February 24th, 2021

Richard and Barking Moon Campground set us up for an amazing time at Joshua Tree National Park! Even though we got in super late, Richard helped us find our campground quickly when we arrived. He even helped me choose a spot that would accommodating for my anxious dog!

The campground itself was level and easy to set up in. The pathways are marked with rocks on both sides, making it easy to navigate. Even though it was a bit cloudy, we saw plenty of stars and enjoyed the good fortune of a full moon.
We woke up with the sun and listened to the coyotes howling from the hills - it doesn’t get better than that.

Richard was able to point out some great options for taking my pup into the National Park which made our visit even more special. When you go, ask him about the trees on the property! They’re all slowly but surely being named! ❤️ Thanks again for being so accommodating - we would stay again and recommend it to anyone headed to Joshua Tree!

Hipcamper Alex
Alex F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
March 1st, 2021

Staying at Barking Owl with Richard was rad!! The space was beautiful and Richard made camping there an absolutely dream. He’s super personable and of course getting to meet the camp mascot Morty (his doggo) was one of the best parts! If you’re heading to J tree make sure you check in at the Barking owl, you won’t be disappointed.

Hipcamper Jessie
Jessie D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
March 1st, 2021

We had an awesome experience! Richard is so accommodating and goes out of his way to make sure you enjoy your stay. He has a beautiful property and takes pride in what he does. The campsites are spread out far enough if you’re looking for privacy and space. The bathroom is clean and the shower is warm. Can’t get much better than that after a long day of hiking in Joshua Tree! We will definitely be back☮️🌕⛺️

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Hipcamper Lakecia

Amazing

Lakecia L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
March 7th, 2021

Richard was an amazing host. My fiancé , myself and our friends had a blast .Will definitely go back!

Hipcamper Rosa
Rosa F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
March 15th, 2021

We had a great time, Richard was so helpful, will definitely come back soon!

Hipcamper Prasad

Absolutely stunning host 😊

Prasad R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
March 15th, 2021

Richard is simply awesome! We did our first visit to Joshua Tree and in our first ever RV trip. Since this was our “double first”, we had so many unknowns to figure out. But Richard was so friendly, accommodating and helpful to us that made our vacation pleasant and joyful. He was constantly in touch with us throughout our stay. We’re amazed by his love and respect towards Joshua trees and nature. An absolutely stunning host with open arms👌👍

Hipcamper Stephanie
Stephanie G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
March 15th, 2021

Richard is very helpful and friendly .. we really enjoyed our stay at his campsite. The place has outdoor showers, portable bathrooms, and private camp sites with fire pits. My group and I had a good time! 😊

Hipcamper Maddison
Maddison T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
March 18th, 2021

Richard is an awesome host! We ended up getting into town a lot later than we had anticipated but Richard still was there to welcome us and show us to our campsite. He has each site set up in a nice way with a little fire put and path carved out. He did a great job with the little outdoor shower and sink set up. The toilet is a porta-potty, just for a heads up. We actually got to rock climb with Richard the day after checking in and it was both of our first times, it was so much fun & one of the highlights of our trips! It felt like a double whammy getting our campsite and climbing experience all in one. This is a great option if you need a few more amenities than the in-park campgrounds offer. It's about 25 min from the park.

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Hipcamper Matthew
Matthew S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
March 21st, 2021

Stopped for a quick overland night in our 4runner. Richard was super accommodating. Provided nice 5gallon Jerry of Water for fire. We purchased firewood it was brought right to us. There are lights to signify entry. Keep flashlight handy (for camping in general!) as in this area gets super dark but amazing sky at night and amazing sunrise. Good place to disconnect and re-center. Heard tons of coyotes at night way off in the distance and woke to a fun group of quail under the truck. All in all Highly Reccommend.

The quail! Warm Fire.Beautiful Sunrise!
Property
Richard C.’s Land
State
California
Country
United States
$45/night
6 Sites