Cave camping near Palm Desert

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79% (129 reviews)

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9 top cave campgrounds near Palm Desert

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Granite Mountain

1 site · Lodging5 acres · Aguanga, CA
A serene off grid escape where rugged beauty meets modern comfort. Here, snuggled deep into towering mountain peaks and expansive vistas, you’ll find tranquility like never before. Disconnect from the chaos of everyday life and reconnect with your inner peace as you bask in the raw calm beauty surrounding you. With breathtaking captivating views that seem to stretch endlessly, every moment promises serenity and rejuvenation. Welcome to your peaceful mountain sanctuary
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Joshua Tree Container Resort

14 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Twentynine Palms, CA
Custom designed by artist John Henry Jones, the Ranch House is the largest and most private suite at the Joshua Tree Container Resort, and has a large screened in front porch giving our guests a safe way to recreate in the outdoors in Theis desert wilderness area. Two queen beds are available inside the history-laden ranch house (originally homesteaded during the WWI era). It is steps away from the hot tub, pool, gym, hammock palapa and great lounging spots on the ranch.
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$69
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MT SOMEWHERE

16 sites · Lodging, RVs10 acres · Rainbow, CA
MT SOMEWHERE, a 10-acre private mountain retreat is nestled high above the Temecula Valley, yet only 3 miles to Old Town and Pechanga Casino. We offer a variety of ways for you to enjoy your stay, from private rooms in the main.house to hike-in only dispersed camping. We welcome you to come to the country and experience the untamed natural beauty and rustic vibe of this hidden rural property. Hear the roosters in the morning, watch the hummingbirds on the deck at the main. house or relax with a cup of coffee under the giant birds of paradise. Or you can scale the 60-foot *movie rock* to take in the 360 views; from Pala Valley to Oceanside and Corona to San Diego, there is no better place to watch the sunset (or sunrise). You are surrounded by 300-year-old oak trees and granite boulders which makes you feel worlds away from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet a $10 UBER puts you right in the middle of Old Town. MT SOMEWHERE is a rare untouched piece of land smack dab in the middle of Southern California, which delights all our guests that come to realize all who wander are not lost.
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Vista Del Mar

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Thermal, CA
Learn more about this land:READ ALL (SOFT GROUND!!!) 1/2 acre flat desert primitive campground with soft course sand and rocks in Salton City. Nearby attractions are Salton Sea Beach, Coachella, Palm Springs, Anza Borrego (International Dark Sky Park), J-Tree, Slab City, Bombay Beach, and the off-roading Mecca of Ocotillo Wells OHV. Walking distance to Johnson’s Landing Cafe and the powered para-glider glide port in Salton City. 1 mile to fuel and eateries. Perfect for those accessing Truck Haven and Tierra Del Sol, and other off-road events. No shade provided on property. Nearest neibor is 1/4 mile away. Keep an eye on your pets, as there may be predators and stray dogs in the area. SOFT GROUND, if unaccustomed to driving on sand, save yourself a recovery and park on the street. AWD does not mean you won’t get stuck. Otherwise, use 4 wheel drive if on the property, minimum 8” ground clearance for rocks, alley access is recommended. Air down tires for traction (aggressive tread recommended) and do not enter from Sea Wind Ave to avoid sinking. Otherwise, street parking okay to prevent unnecessary vehicle recovery. All proceeds go to organizations with efforts in saving the Salton Sea, local wildlife habitats, and preserving bird sanctuaries. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THEFT, PETS, BELONGINGS, VEHICLE DAMAGE or INJURIES. Congrats to you though, camping here donates $$$ to organizations with efforts in wildlife refuges, preserving bird sanctuaries, and migration routes. Such as Ducks Unlimited, the Audubon Society, and the Nature Conservancy. See patches, stickers, and certificate in the photos representing the $$ donated out of proceeds from campers like you :)
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Desert Adventure

1 site · RV1 acre · Thermal, CA
PLEASE READ ALL (SOFT GROUND!!!) flat desert primitive campground with soft course sand and rocks in Salton City. Nearby attractions are Salton Sea Beach, Coachella, Palm Springs, Anza Borrego (International Dark Sky Park), J-Tree, Slab City, Bombay Beach, and the off-roading Mecca of Ocotillo Wells OHV.Learn more about this land:PLEASE READ ALL (SOFT GROUND!!!) flat desert primitive campground with soft course sand and rocks in Salton City. Nearby attractions are Salton Sea Beach, Coachella, Palm Springs, Anza Borrego (International Dark Sky Park), J-Tree, Slab City, Bombay Beach, and the off-roading Mecca of Ocotillo Wells OHV. Many restaurants near the area. Water and bathroom 5 minute drive.
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Cotillo Off-road

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Thermal, CA
READ ALL (SOFT GROUND!!!) flat desert primitive campground with soft course sand and rocks in Salton City. Nearby attractions are Salton Sea Beach, Coachella, Palm Springs, Anza Borrego (International Dark Sky Park), J-Tree, Slab City, Bombay Beach, and the off-roading Mecca of Ocotillo Wells OHV.Learn more about this land:PLEASE READ ALL (SOFT GROUND!!!) flat desert primitive campground with soft course sand and rocks in Salton City. Nearby attractions are Salton Sea Beach, Coachella, Palm Springs, Anza Borrego (International Dark Sky Park), J-Tree, Slab City, Bombay Beach, and the off-roading Mecca of Ocotillo Wells OHV. Many restaurants near the area and store. Water and bathrooms short 5 minute drive.
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Highly Ghosted Camp

3 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Anza, CA
Learn more about this land:5 acres of varied flat land and scrub brush. Old post office site from 1957. kiddie pool and shaded areas. across the street from casino. Fishing and horse back riding down the road. TV and movie production lot. We film the TV show Highly Ghosted from this location. We now have a chicken and duck coup in the back. The local market is next door and the bar is around the corner from the property. Lot is fully fenced with security cameras in front.
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Old Riverbed

2 sites · RVs, Tents8 acres · Valle Vista, CA
Nature enthusiasts, embark on a retreat to our 8-acre private Hipcamp located near Soboba Casino. Our tranquil, gated campsite is enveloped by expansive open spaces and inhabited by a variety of wild animals. Take a break from the hustle and bustle to disconnect and relax in this serene off-grid setting, where hookups are not available. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Southern California's natural landscape at our secluded camping retreat.
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Desert by the Sea

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Salton City, CA
Welcome to this scenic 1/3 acre desert campground in Salton City, with panoramic views of the Salton Sea. The soft sand and coarse rocks create a primitive camping experience near majestic natural attractions. Nearby destinations include the beaches of the Salton Sea, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Joshua Tree National Park, and the stargazing haven of the International Dark Sky Park. The campground has a remote, rustic feel, with the nearest neighbor 1/4 mile away. There is no shade cover on the property, so bring your own shelter from the elements. Keep pets leashed and supervised, as local wildlife may roam the area. Street parking is recommended for 2WD vehicles on Coral Sea Ave. Drive slowly and carefully over rocks. The soft ground requires 4WD vehicles with high clearance and aggressive tires for access. Air down tires for traction. Site amenities are primitive, so come prepared for a peaceful desert retreat. Generators allowed from 8am-8pm. No electric/water hookups or restrooms on site. Trash & Waste must be packed out. Leave no trace behind. The owners are not responsible for theft, pets, belongings, vehicle damage or injuries. Have a wonderful time exploring this unique desert landscape! Stay safe and respect this beautiful habitat.
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Cave camping near Palm Desert guide

Overview

Looking to explore the great outdoors near Palm Desert, California? Hipcamp has over 420 options available for camping near Palm Desert specifically for those who prefer cave exploration. With options as low as $15 per night and an average price of $20 per night, you'll find the perfect spot to satisfy your adventurous spirit. Check out top campsites like Splitrock Farm and Retreat (320 reviews), DESERT DAISY - Joshua Tree rural (295 reviews), and Sagewinds Farm High Desert camp (227 reviews). These campsites offer popular amenities such as potable water, toilets, and trash disposal. Plus, you can enjoy activities like horseback riding, climbing, and wildlife watching. Start planning your cave camping adventure now!

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