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The Desert Ambassador Camp

· Yucca Valley, San Bernardino, California
3 acres hosted by Max B.
2 RV/tent sites
Private sites
100% of recent Hipcampers say the sites felt private.
Near Joshua Tree National Park
Within a 60-minute drive from the Black Rock Nature Center.
Nomadic camping
Best for self-contained campers. There are no toilets, showers, or potable water at this Hipcamp.
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
Inspiring sunrises and breathtaking sunsets in the high desert are a magical experience matched only by full moon and starfilled moonless nights. We fell in love with this natural land within minutes of Joshua Tree National Park entrance. We began tent camping on the 2.5 acres with friends on weekends and holidays. Eventually we brought our Airstream (The Desert Ambassador) onto the property as an off grid escape from the city. Our plans are to keep the property as natural and unspoiled as possible and continue to share this unique part of the American landscape with you. We now offer 2 sites, Upper and Lower. They are located on opposite sides of the 2.5 acre property and provide a unique private space to enjoy your time in the desert. Learn more about our land: Get away and relax under the Joshua trees with a glass of wine and a book, hike through the meandering terrain, and gather around a glowing fire-pit at night with your family and friends under the vast night sky. The Desert Ambassador Camp is located in the Southern California high desert, less than a 2 hour drive from the Los Angeles/OC area. This secluded escape is a short distance (2.5 mi) to the West Entrance of Joshua Tree National Park, Covington Flats, and Black Rock hiking/day use areas.  Nestled between the towns of Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley, The Desert Ambassador Camp is just minutes away from near by off-road parks like Johnson Valley OHV and other high desert attractions. Our natural (undeveloped) high desert land boasts dozens of Joshua trees, cactus and wildflowers in addition to, views of rocky foothills to the south and the desert valley to the north and east. You can see wildlife including: jackrabbits, quail, hawks, kangaroo rats, snakes, and coyotes in and around the property. This is a primitive camping site. Bring your tent and/or RV, camping supplies, (plenty of water), and your sense of adventure.
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22 ratings · 18 reviews
Paige P.recommends
February 19, 2024
Desert Ambassador - Upper Site
Beautiful 360 Views
My boyfriend and I had a great time on the property! There were a few things that made it seem like they were still working on building things out like stray boxes of flooring wood and something that looked like satellites on the ground/maybe some electric poles, and the cornhole bags were missing, but the 360 views of the mountains were definitely amazing! I think once the grounds are more cleaned up it will definitely be worth the price point for tent camping. Overall we had a great time and will definitely consider staying here again on our next JT visit!
Lauren W.recommends
January 28, 2024
Desert Ambassador - Lower Site
We had a great time staying at the Dessert Ambasador- Lower Site! The campsite was well maintained and Max’s instructions on how to find it made it possible to find even in the dark! It felt remote compared to Joshua Tree Park campsites but a short drive from 29 plans main areas and the park itself! We did see 4 coyotes roaming near camp when we pulled up after being out exploring so be on alert if your pets are off leash near the camp. Overall great stay!
Josh C.recommends
November 26, 2023
Desert Ambassador - Lower Site
Great spot with plenty of space and privacy. Close to town if you are looking for that convenience. Very close to Joshua Tree, perfect place to stay right outside the park.
Olivia J.recommends
May 7, 2023
Desert Ambassador - Lower Site
Loved this site! Private and beautiful space. Off the main road and about a 15 minute drive to the Joshua Tree National Park entrance. Max is a great host - very helpful and kind!
Luisa S.recommends
April 17, 2023
Desert Ambassador - Lower Site
Awesome site
Awesome campsite with lots of space, nice sunsets, and great stargazing despite being so close to town. The site is conveniently located, right by the park entrance and also a short drive into Yucca Valley if you need to get anything from town. Max was super accommodating and gave us a bunch of useful info when we arrived.
Em P.recommends
April 6, 2023
Desert Ambassador - Lower Site
Beautiful site surrounded by Joshua trees and desert plants. Host is organized and friendly, site is neat and clean! Definitely would recommend for campers who are self-sufficient at dry camping, bring a tarp or shade if the weather looks to be windy or hot, it is on a sloped plain (between the mountains where the park is and the valley where the towns are)! Great access to MTB or walk on dirt roads to Northside of JT park without a car if desired, or drive dirt to access trails and exploring north west of park. Thanks max!
Yucca Valley, San Bernardino, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Yuhaaviatam/Maarenga’yam (Serrano) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking

Hosted by Max B.

Joined in February 2021
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