Hipcamp host Samuel H.,
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(Impact Resistant Campsites) Please understand that we are doing everything we can to ensure our guests have a clean and comfortable environment. We encourage you to do the same. #WeAreAllInThisTogether All are equal, and welcome to enjoy the peace, tranquility, and the best sunrise in the desert. Tent camping at its best. Less than a mile on a well maintained desert road.
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(Impact Resistant Campsites) Please understand that we are doing everything we can to ensure our guests have a clean and comfortable environment. We encourage you to do the same. #WeAreAllInThisTogether All are equal, and welcome to enjoy the peace, tranquility, and the best sunrise in the desert. Tent camping at its best. Less than a mile on a well maintained desert road. Experience star viewing like no place else. Away from it all, yet close enough for Pizza delivery. There is no traffic noise. 360-degree views. Just five minutes from Hwy 62 aka 29 Palms Hwy. Ten minutes from the JTNP north entrance visitors center. Views of everything for 30+ miles.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers
5 sites
Up to 4 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
Bins available
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
Water hookup available
No electrical hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 20ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Samuel a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Watering Hole in California.

Lake

Joshua Tree Lake is a small lake just a 12 minute drive from the campsite. Joshua Tree lake is also where the annual Music Fest...Read more

Farm

Free range chicken that produce farm fresh eggs onsite for purchase

Desert

Places to see near The Watering Hole

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Hipcamper Anna
Anna C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
July 5th, 2021

Stayed here for the second time over the fourth— just as amazing of an experience as the first. One of my favorite Hipcamp properties. Thank you!!!

Hipcamper Josefina
Josefina R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
May 25th, 2021

Beautiful place to stay off the beaten path with all the amenities you need for a campsite !!

Hipcamper Sara

Great campsite close to north jtnp!

Sara P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
May 17th, 2021

Our stay at The Watering Hole was enjoyable! The campground is well located, 18 min from the Oasis Visitor Center and 35 min or so to the Joshua Tree city and entrance. It has all the necessary amenities: toilet, shower, water, tables, chairs, and a fireplace. You can even buy wood from Samuel if you didn't bring yours! The place was clean and tidy, and the shower after the whole day of hiking was a fantastic experience :D
Communication with Samuel was very easy, and his directions made it effortless to find the campground.
We would totally recommend this Camping site!

Hipcamper Lucy
Lucy P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
April 25th, 2021

We definitely recommend The Watering Hole! We stayed in site #4 for one night and everything was perfect. The site was very clean with a bathroom, shower, and area to wash dishes. The tent areas are all very spread out, and we didn't hear anyone else all night. The wind guard was very useful! We spent the day exploring J Tree, about 15 mins away (in car), and The Watering Hole was a great place to get some rest afterwards!

Hipcamper Autumn

Perfect campsite

Autumn B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
April 19th, 2021

We had an excellent stay. Sam and his dogs were very friendly. They only thing that would have made it better is bringing ear plugs. The wind was loud and the coyotes were noisy at times.

Hipcamper Samuel
Response from Samuel, the Host, on April 21st, 2021

Thanks Autumn Im glad you, and Trevor enjoyed your stay. Safe travels.

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Hipcamper Luke
Luke H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
April 14th, 2021

The Watering Hole was a perfect stay near Joshua Tree. Would recommend to anyone camping in the area!

Hipcamper Molly

Great place with amenities!

Molly E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
April 11th, 2021

The watering hole had cold showers, a station to brush your teeth or wash hands, and a utility sink to wash dishes. Fire pits came with grills to cook. There were lots of tables and chairs to sit and a trash can. Plus corn hole and horse shoes! The porta potty was SO clean. This spot may not be as remote as camping in the park, but the amenities made up for it. It was still pretty quiet and once the fire and s’mores were going we didn’t care. Thanks to our hosts for providing such a great spot!

Hipcamper Caitlin
Caitlin W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
April 6th, 2021

This was a wonderful site! The host is super nice and was accommodating. The sites are great sizes that come with a picnic table and a big trash can. There is a porta-potty for the sites and it was clean the whole time. The shower is super neat but beware its cold water with high water pressure! Good experience overall.

Hipcamper Julia

Basic campsite with good amenities

Julia H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
April 5th, 2021

We enjoyed our two night stay, which included parking, a spot for our tent, a fire pit, a picnic table with one bench, and a trash bin. The shared facilities were a port-a-potty, an outdoor shower (heated only by the sun), an outdoor sink (raised), and an outdoor tub (ground level) with city water. Fire wood was provided ($10 suggested donation). Solar-powered lights indicate the main areas at night.

Not in our host’s control but it was *really* windy at night, which made sleeping challenging, and some of the other guests stayed up later than we did (noise).

Property
The Watering Hole
State
California
Country
United States
$60/night
5 Sites