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Oasis Ranch

4 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Westmorland, CA
Our Rural location is set in the Imperial Valley within driving distance to Palm Springs, Joshua Tree, Bombay Beach, Los Angeles, and San Diego. The Oasis Ranch offers multiple locations on the property including: Pond Site surrounded by +35 year old oak trees. Desert terrain along with river washes lined with desert Cedar. Beautiful one of a kind locations are very accessible, we are happy to help facilitate and coordinate where appropriate and needed.
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River Sands RV Resort

253 sites · Lodging, RVs10 acres · Ehrenberg, AZ
Nestled in the heart of Arizona’s breathtaking landscape, River Sands RV Resort offers an unparalleled blend of luxury and natural beauty. Our resort is a sanctuary for those seeking to escape the ordinary and immerse themselves in a world of tranquility and adventure. Here, each day begins with a stunning sunrise over the Colorado River, setting the stage for unforgettable experiences. Whether you’re an avid outdoor enthusiast or looking for a family getaway, River Sands RV Resort caters to all. Our proximity to the Colorado River opens up a world of activities, from serene river walks and fishing to exhilarating kayaking. The surrounding desert landscape beckons hikers, bird watchers, and nature lovers to explore its unique beauty. At River Sands, luxury is more than an amenity; it’s a way of life. Our fully-equipped RV sites and beautifully furnished cabins offer a perfect blend of comfort and elegance. With top-tier facilities like a heated swimming pool, hot tubs, and a state-of-the-art fitness center, your stay with us is sure to be a rejuvenating experience.
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Joshua Tree Private Campsite

21 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Coachella, CA
One mile from Joshua Tree National Park southern entrance. Beautiful desert landscape nestled in by mountains. Private serene and spiritual land. Come get enlightened.
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The best camping near Hauser Geode Beds guide



A short drive west from Blythe, CA into the southern Joshua Tree National Park, the Hauser Geode Beds hide an extensive field of fist sized geodes as well as the occassional big find. A popular dig-site for collectors and explorers alike, the Hauser geode beds have in no way dried up. People are still pulling football sized geodes out of this serene section of Joshua Tree.

Notable campgrounds

  • Coon Hollow Campground - A BLM facility offering primitive sites with picnic tables and grills amid desert serenity.
  • Wiley's Well Campground - Historical well site with primitive campsites nestled by ironwood and palo verde trees.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early to secure your spot, as these unique desert campgrounds are sought after by rockhounds and nature lovers alike.
  • Check for cancellations regularly, especially during peak rockhounding season, to snag a last-minute reservation.
  • Consider visiting during the off-season for better availability and a more solitary experience.
  • Explore nearby camping options to increase your chances of finding the perfect site.

When to go

The best time to visit the Hauser Geode Beds is during the cooler months, from late fall to early spring. Summer temperatures soar, making daytime activities challenging. Plan your trip around the milder weather to fully enjoy the geode hunting and camping experience.

Know before you go

  • Always carry plenty of water and food, as the desert climate can be unforgiving and amenities are limited.
  • Be prepared for remote conditions; ensure your vehicle is suitable for dirt roads and carry a spare tire.
  • Respect the land; follow Leave No Trace principles to preserve the natural beauty for future visitors.
  • Check BLM land regulations and obtain any necessary permits for collecting geodes or camping.
  • Be aware of wildlife and keep a safe distance from any desert dwellers you may encounter.

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