1 / 14

Moonlight Mesa

· Joshua Tree, San Bernardino, California
40 acres hosted by Andie V.
10 tent sites
Near Joshua Tree National Park
Within a 30-minute drive from the Indian Cove.
Andie is a Star Host
Star Hosts are highly rated, responsive, and committed to providing incredible experiences.
Located in a secluded section of northern Joshua Tree, this property offers 40 acres of camp-able land. Watch the Milky Way glow in the night sky with near zero light pollution. Even though you are just north of the Chisolm Flats Boulder Fields and tucked hind a beautiful mountain range - you are still just 15 minutes from the east park entrance and 20 minutes from JT saloon for some daily eats and drinks.Pitch your tent and camp out under the Milky Way with zero light pollution. Our property is located just North of the Chisolm Flats Boulder Field so there is a beautiful mountain range separating your tent from distance light pollution of Twenty Nine Palms Freeway. 40 vast acres of clean land ready for you to explore, wander and dream.
Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching
Natural features
Select a site
Filter by
Loading sites...
5 ratings · 5 reviews
Aubrey A.recommends
August 15, 2023
Moonlight Mesa
Stargazers Dream
I selfishly don’t even want to leave a review bc that’s how badly I want to keep this hidden gem to myself. We camped out under the stars Saturday for the Perseid’s Meteor Shower and I’ve never seen the night sky like this in my entire life. Not even in JTNP. The Milky Way was visible across the entire sky and shooting stars and fireballs lit up the night sky. Already planning my next trip back to moonlight Mesa for the next meteor shower!
Jacqueline H.recommends
August 14, 2023
Moonlight Mesa
Lovely evening under the stars
Spent a lovely evening in the desert- a bit of trouble in the beginning trying to find where we should camp. Andie was very helpful once we were in touch. This is rustic, meaning, there is nothing but mesa so you have to bring everything with you ( including your toilet facilities.)
Taryn B.recommends
August 14, 2023
Moonlight Mesa
We went during the meteor shower! This location a great place to camp with limited light pollution. Lots of land & privacy!
Rodney N.recommends
August 14, 2023
Moonlight Mesa
Just what we needed.
Moonlight Mesa is a very nice spot and proved perfect for our needs. After several other Hipcamps in the area had canceled unexpectedly or were unresponsive (very frustrating experiences), we were happy to find Moonlight Mesa. This is just raw land. There are no services, water, toilets, etc. If you are prepared for this type of camping, it is a nice option. Access to the property requires navigating some dirt roads with some washouts, often deepish sand, and obstacles, but nothing challenging. Most 2WD vehicles I think will manage fine with careful driving and navigating. The land has plenty of flat areas and is covered with sparse desert shrubs and grasses... the ground is sand and small gravel. There is no shade so be prepared for full sun from the moment the sun rises, to sets. There were 3-5 other camp groups on the property but everyone set up far from one another and seemed to respect one another in keeping distance. We could see lights and hear some voices from other campers but we had plenty of solitude and privacy. There was some trash around the property, which was not too obnoxious, but unfortunate. We picked up some around where we chose to set up camp. It would be nice if you did the same. The views were beautiful, the stars were incredible and the desert air was fresh and cleansing. I would return to Moonlight Mesa and recommend it for remote, dry, desert camping.
Tucker Ao O.recommends
August 13, 2023
Moonlight Mesa
Views were great! It was a little hard to find at night. The site was clean and overall a fun experience. Views were amazing at night.
Joshua Tree, San Bernardino, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Yuhaaviatam/Maarenga’yam (Serrano) and Newe Sogobia (Western Shoshone) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Andie V.Joined in April 2023
Things to do nearby
More camping spots nearby

Safety at Hipcamp

Inclusion Policy
Inclusion Policy
Inclusion Policy
Hipcamp Hand

Safety partners

Recreate Responsibly

About us

Hipcamp is the most comprehensive resource for beautiful private campsites.

Discover and reserve tent camping, RV parks, cabins, treehouses, and glamping.

Download the Hipcamp App

Hipcamp is created with ❤️ and hope for our future.