The best camping near Hall of Horrors

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Historic Pioneertown Campground

70 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · Pioneertown, CA
Pioneertown was built in 1946 as a movie set for Western movies, including the movies of Gene Autry, The Cisco Kid, Annie Oakley, Judge Roy Bean, and Buffalo Bill, just to name a few!Wild West re-enactment performances take place along Mane Street in Pioneertown on weekend afternoons, between early spring and late fall.Learn more about this land:Camp under the stars in historic Pioneertown! Pioneertown Corrals provides a unique setting for campers who want to spend their vacations or getaway weekends in this peaceful desert setting. If you like to ride the trails, barbeque, sit around a campfire, and stargaze in the evening, then you've come to the right place!Pioneertown was built in 1946 as a movie set for Western movies, including the movies of Gene Autry, The Cisco Kid, Annie Oakley, Judge Roy Bean, and Buffalo Bill, just to name a few!Wild West re-enactment performances take place along Mane Street in Pioneertown on weekend afternoons, between early spring and late fall.
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Mineral Spring Date Farm

7 sites · Lodging20 acres · Desert Hot Springs, CA
Get cozy and settle into this rustic space. This is a working Date Farm that is above an aquifer with a natural mineral spring water well with soak tubs at each site located in a private 20-acre Date Farm with Mineral Springs. ~18 minutes from Downtown Palm Springs. * **Perfect late-night check in** If you love traveling, nature, and adventure this place has features to help you maximize your travel experiences. Comfortable and right in the middle of the desert. Experience the best of both worlds.
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MOTION Recalibration Station

10 sites · RVsJoshua Tree, CA
This Magical property has been in Henry's family since 1968. Henry and Momma Dee and this family are as great as they come! This property is a healing and centering space for overall-recalibration.Dee and Henry are a breather fresh air... just the best!What more can I say!This property is part of a family vission for  health, healing, meditation art, music, events and fun!It is a one of a kind recalibration station.... 
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Joshua Tree Lake RV & Campground

107 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Joshua Tree, CA
Welcome to Joshua Tree Lake RV & Campground, your go-to destination for a unique and memorable camping experience in Joshua Tree. This family-owned and operated park offers breathtaking views from its 2,300 ft elevation, showcasing the beauty of the Mojave Desert and the surrounding mountains. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast looking to explore the area or simply seeking a peaceful retreat, Joshua Tree Lake RV and Campground has something for everyone. With panoramic views of the North face of Joshua Tree National Park, the ancient Copper Mountain Hills to the North and East, and exceptional desert vistas, you'll be surrounded by breathtaking landscapes wherever you look. Office Hours: 8:30 - 8 Sunday - Thursday 8:30 - 9 Friday and Saturday Check-in Begins at 12 PM. Checkout is at 11 AM. The campground is situated on the southern edge of the Mojave Desert and boasts some of the best stargazing opportunities in the region. With clear, unpolluted skies, you can enjoy the magnificent night skies and immerse yourself in the beauty of the stars. We want to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible, so please take note of the following guidelines: Swimming is not permitted in the fishing lake and there is no swimming pool available. Pet owners will be pleased to know that their furry friends are welcome, but there may be an additional fee added to the reservation. Wi-Fi is provided by a third-party company and a separate service fee applies. Please note that we cannot guarantee the speed, rate, or troubleshooting of the Wi-Fi service. For your convenience, a wash station for dishes is available on-site, and the Joshua Tree Laundromat is located 9 miles away in downtown Joshua Tree. For campfires, it is important to keep them contained inside the designated burn barrels and never leave them unattended. In the event of high winds, campfire, and BBQ use may be suspended for safety reasons. So, pack your gear and head to Joshua Tree Lake RV & Campground, your favorite place to stay while you play in Joshua Tree. Experience the magic of the Mojave Desert and all its natural wonders, and create memories that will last a lifetime!
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Desert Rose Collective

19 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Morongo Valley, CA
The Desert Rose Collective is a work in progress and is ever-changing! This unique property is being transformed into a truly 'hip' camp. It features a sun shade structure with a bar, an outdoor kitchen, a semi-outdoor bathroom, a shower room, and plenty of seating and shaded areas to relax and enjoy the fabulous views. Both days and nights are amazing from the location of this unforgettable property in the canyon. Check out additional information under our Camping, RV, and Tent Cabin listings. We look forward to your booking and to meeting you at the Desert Rose Collective!
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The Lovelight Ranch

19 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Desert Hot Springs, CA
The Lovelight Ranch is our 5-acre hippie paradise, centrally located in the Coachella Valley. We are near the amazing 1000 Palms Oasis and Coachella Valley Preserve for great day hikes and wildlife viewing, and also near the splendors of Joshua Tree and the high desert. We are happy to offer fun & relaxing activity Experiences such as the Tepee Sound Bath experience, DrumCircle and Didgeridoo experiences, Artistic Endeavor experiences. Sharing makes us Happy and we hope you will choose an Experience or two to enhance your visit and interests. We are within a half hours drive of Palm Springs, recently voted the hippest mid-sized city in the country and Coachella, home of the Coachella and StageCoach Festivals and not so far from the ever amazing Joshua Tree Festival . We are also very near Sam's Hot Water Spa, a chemical free hot springs soaking experience which is the perfect ending to a day of hiking, climbing or just sight-seeing. We have a Pool & Deck , A Horseshoe Pit, Nice Shady Hangouts and plenty to look at in every direction. We offer accommodations ranging from Elevated SkyDecks to SubTerrainian Glamping spots RV spaces as well as Basic Tensite camping . - Please check out our offerings for your Desert camping visits. Guests love staying here: "We had the most amazing time at Mikey’s place. Spiritual, reflective, and beautiful. The dogs and Rocky were the best! Mountain Views didn’t hurt (; we will definitely be back; Mikey was a welcoming and generous host. We stayed in Desert Isle and had a mystical time. You won’t regret staying here!"
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NowHere Drive Inn

5 sites · Lodging5 acres · CA
Hi ! Thank you for your interest ! New improved bed <3 This is an ideal place for artists, couples or single / first time campers looking to get out of the city but also want to feel safe and have some basic amenities provided. I want to stress this IS camping, not glamping. This is why the price is low, I am trying my best to provide a beautiful space without costing people 100s- it’s a dream and a vision that is ongoing really 💜🙏There is a small communal area, with shade and tubs to cool off in, a hot bath tub if you bring enough wood to heat it, for now we have the basics and you provide the rest. Bring your sleeping bags , we will have solar lights for you, coffee press , and propane stove in each of the camps, and some cook ware. Hot water depends if you want to heat up some water on the stove/ use the propane shower, which are pretty hot or warm from the sun. Bring your own fire wood to enjoy! This is one step above camping. on a beautiful 5 acre piece of land 15 min from the 29 palms Joshua Tree park entrance. An off grid experience without electricity. loveloveloveloveloveloveloveloveloveloveloveloveloveloveloveloveyouarelove
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Sahara House

1 site · Lodging5 acres · Joshua Tree, CA
Relaxation awaits you at this 100% off the grid solar Sahara House. Watch the sun rise and set from your private deck equipped with lounge chairs . Stargaze while getting close to nature in the outdoor shower, or curl up on the couch and watch your favorite on demand movies in this modern desert home. Enjoy the seclusion that 5 acres has to offer with just a short drive to the beauties of Joshua Tree and the surrounding cities. Enjoy the outdoors but all the amenities of home.
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The Castle House: Estate

12 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents20 acres · Joshua Tree, CA
Units designed to make the everyday extraordinary. Step into a realm where luxury meets rugged beauty at The Castle House: Estate, your gateway to the ULTIMATE "GLAMPING" experience! As seen on HGTV, our tiny home oasis in Joshua Tree redefines accommodation with a unique medieval twist, seamlessly blending indoor-outdoor living and exceptional entertainment. Nestled in the heart of Joshua Tree and just minutes away from the awe-inspiring Joshua Tree National Park, The Castle House: Estate stands as a testament to opulence in the desert. Set on 12 picturesque acres, surrounded by vast private undeveloped land, our estate offers an unparalleled sense of tranquility and exclusivity. Experience a stay like no other in our award-winning haven, recognized with The BNB's prestigious Traveler Best Reviewed Property. But the enchantment doesn't end there—immerse yourself in the rejuvenating embrace of our tiered hexagonal aqua blue cowboy pool, strategically placed on a stunning IPE wood deck. This artistic oasis is a visual masterpiece, inviting you to bask in the sun or stargaze by night. Indulge in the luxury of our room service, available until midnight, offering a curated selection of local fare to tantalize your taste buds. At The Castle House: Estate, we redefine glamping by marrying comfort and adventure, creating an unforgettable escape that transcends the ordinary. Elevate your stay, reinvent yourself, and make memories that last a lifetime at The Castle House: Estate—where every moment is a masterpiece waiting to unfold. Book your extraordinary desert retreat now and be a part of an experience that's truly fit for royalty!
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Tammy Reeves

26 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Joshua Tree, CA
Simply Camping is a great place to come appreciate, respect and enjoy the peace and beauty of the Mojave Desert!  It is a blessing to own this amazing property in Joshua Tree for all to come and enjoy the wonderful stars at night and the breath taking sunrise and sunsets! We look forward to greeting you!
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Secluded Romatic Oasis w Gr8 Views

4 sites · Lodging10 acres · Joshua Tree, CA
Secluded romantic tranquil peaceful desert get-away. 10 private acres with amazing views in all directions. While our property encompasses 10 acres, 2 rings of 10-acre parcels that surround us are undeveloped desert landscape, so it feels like you are in the middle of 250 acres, not even power lines, nothing obstructs the views. Relax in style in one of our two spacious glamping tents or our budget-friendly all-season cabin tent and enjoy the serenity and peace of nature and the magic desert energy at this green off-grid property. Cook dinner in the outdoor kitchen, or enjoy sunsets with a glass of wine or a beer in comfortable outdoor chairs and sleep in a super comfy airbed on a cloud of soft pillows. Stargazing and exciting adventures await in the nearby vibrant artist town of Joshua Tree and the world-famous Joshua Tree National Park. There is a bathhouse with a solar shower and composting toilet, and we are hooked up to city water, so there is a faucet where you can refill your water jug or the solar shower bag. Other things to note: You can get water at the southeast side of the property. Fires are only allowed if you have plenty of water next to it, and are strictly forbidden per county regulations if there is ANY wind/breeze. If you have your heart set on making a fire on a windy night, we do have a backup option, we have a propane fire ring for rent, please refer to the 'extras' section. Propane fire pits don't fall under the same wind regulations because they don't create embers. There is only one propane fire ring \ available for both sites on a first come basis. Our stoves and heaters use a 1-pound propane bottle (the green one). We do not provide propane bottles, but there are several places in town where you can get them and we do have them for sale. Our check in is on or after 4 pm. Our check out is before 11 am. .
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Roadrunner retreat

3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents2 acres · Joshua Tree, CA
Roadrunner retreat sits on a beautiful fenced peaceful off grid parcel located 5 mins from the entrance of Joshua Tree National Park and downtown Joshua Tree. So many nearby activities to choose from! Visit JT Park for world renowned rock climbing, biking, and hiking trails. Take in the beautiful Mojave Desert mountainous views! Don’t forget to visit nearby Pioneertown to step back in time to your favorite Hollywood Western Movie. JT is known for incredible star gazing as well as UFO sightings! Take a trip back in time to the Wild Wild West! Come see for yourself!! Dry camping ONLY. We do offer a restroom. Please bring necessities such as water. Pack out all trash and dispose in public trash containers.
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The best camping near Hall of Horrors guide

Overview

About

The Hall of Horrors in Joshua Tree National Park is widely known as one of the best hikes in this area famous for its hiking and camping. This relatively short hike weaves itself around tall stacks of boulders that erupt from the desert landscape and hide a stunning secret within their many nooks and crannies. While the nearby Slot Canyon may be difficult to find, it is a necessary addition to your hike. Tucked away in the towering boulders is a small sliver of a path that winds its way into the boulder field offering a unique photo opportunity for any explorer that manages to spot the entrance.

When to go

The ideal time to visit the Hall of Horrors is during the cooler months from October to April, when the desert climate is more forgiving. Summer visits are possible but expect intense heat. Early mornings and late afternoons offer the best light for climbers and photographers, while avoiding the midday sun.

Know before you go

  • Check the weather forecast before your visit, as temperatures can be extreme in the desert environment.
  • Bring plenty of water and sun protection, including hats and sunscreen, to stay hydrated and shielded from the sun.
  • Wear appropriate footwear for navigating rocky terrain and exploring the boulder-strewn landscape.
  • Be mindful of the delicate desert ecosystem and practice Leave No Trace principles to preserve the park's natural beauty.
  • Visitor centers can provide up-to-date information on park conditions and any potential closures or restrictions.

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