Hipcamp host Samuel H.,
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(Impact Resistant Campsites) Free firewood bundle with booking. 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
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(Impact Resistant Campsites) Free firewood bundle with booking. 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
Tent or RV sites
5 sites
Up to 5 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 20 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
Water hookup available
No Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Hookups: No electricity, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
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: 20% off

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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 Adam
Adam C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
February 22nd, 2022

A lot of great little touches and thoughtful camping amenities:
Windbreaks / privacy wall for each site, individual fire pits, free bundle of wood, tools to borrow (mallet was genius for fragile tent stakes), dish soap/sponge, etc..
Good location. Jack rabbit spotting. Felt quiet and remote, but close to town and entrance to National Park.
Samuel was welcoming and friendly. Would camp here again!

Hipcamper Whitney
Whitney V.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
February 21st, 2022

Was in a pinch for the night, found this spot. Plenty of space, firewood, sink, shower and bathroom. Am a solo female traveler and felt safe. Great view of the stars.

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Hipcamper Christin
Christin F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
February 21st, 2022

This was our first hipcamp adventure, and it was great! Great little campsite with plenty of space from other campers. Central toilet, sink, and shower were clean and well-maintained. Samuel thoughtfully provided some commonly forgotten tools :-) Camp sites are clearly marked, and even provide some barrier against the high desert wind. Would definitely return next time we're in the area!

Hipcamper michelle
Michelle L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
January 31st, 2022

Samuel is a great host. Quick to respond and friendly! Campsite has everything you need. Also loved that this place is dog friendly.

Hipcamper louise
Louise L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
January 3rd, 2022

Enjoyed our stay at the Watering Hole! Nice amenities and Charlie, the super-friendly pup, greeting us in the morning.

Hipcamper Tori
Tori M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
November 23rd, 2021

Great campsite in Twentynine Palms. Less than a half hour to the Joshua Tree park entrance. The site has a clean toilet to use and nice amenities. And cute dogs!

Hipcamper Sylvia

The perfect desert camp

Sylvia K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
November 9th, 2021

This was a great stay! Very quiet, clean and comfortable. Samuel was a great host, replied to any questions and was very friendly! His dog is very friendly as well! We will most definitely be coming back for a stay!

Hipcamper Jerry
Jerry J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
October 31st, 2021

Lovely

Hipcamper Laura

Happy stay

Laura W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
October 25th, 2021

Had a great stay this weekend. Was my first time camping so I wanted access to water, bathrooms, shower and shower. Porta potty was very clean, outdoor shower was cute and the dishwashing station and sink was super helpful. It was about 20 mins from the park but much more private and quiet as the park campsite was fully booked and sites were pretty close together

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Awards

Best of 2022 California
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Property
The Watering Hole
State
California
Country
United States
$60/night
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