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Corn Springs Campground


Bureau of Land Management

Bureau of Land Management

The Corn Springs Campground is located deep in a canyon of the Chuckwalla Mountains and has a $6.00 per night camping fee. Situated adjacent to a stand of California fan palms. This oasis supports abundant wildlife and is an important stopping place for migratory birds. Wheelchair accessible. Corn Springs was a major occupation site of prehistoric Native American Indian groups. The petroglyphs at Corn Springs are one of the finest examples of rock art in the Colorado Desert. They display a wide variety of elements and cover a long time span, with the earliest petroglyphs dating as far back as 10,000 years. In addition to being a route for Native American Indians moving east and west, Corn Springs was used by the Chemehuevi Indians who moved into California about 1,100 A.D. These Native American Indians lived in harmony with the desert ecosystem, utilizing many of the native plants.

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Corn Springs Campground is located in California

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The campground is located about 10 miles from Interstate 10. Two-wheel-drive passenger vehicles can reach the campground. From Interstate 10, take Exit # 201 onto Chuckwalla Valley Road. Take Chuckwalla Valley Road south to Corn Springs Road. Turn right onto Corn Springs Road and drive 6.8 miles. You will see the sign for Corn Springs Campground in front of the oasis. Turn right into the campground.


Bureau of Land Management Palm Springs South Coast Field Office 1201 Bird Center Drive
Palm springs, CA 92262


33.6262 N
115.3265 W

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Reviewed Feb. 20, 2022

The peaceful desert

Great place to camp if you like the quiet peaceful desert. Old cabins up the wash and other fun things to explore. One night we slept there it was so dang hot at night that we slept out on the ground with our dog as opposed to inside the camper van, only to be woken up and surrounded by coyotes.  two of them close and three or four more off in the distance about 15 or 20 feet. We put the dog inside the camper van and went back to sleep on the ground.

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Terry B.
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2021

Hard to get to but worth the drive.

Cool place in the mountains. About 6 miles of dirt road, but fairly well maintained with minor washboarding. About 8-10 sites, most have level spots for car or tent. Small section of petroglyphs, unfortunately some have been ruined with graffiti. Overall pretty clean and well maintained for a BLM site...please keep it that way people!!!

Month of VisitJanuary
Dan X.
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2021

A whole lotta nothin' around

Which I loved!

Pit toilets, no water, a little cell service with ATT. Half the sites were full but with quiet folks. There's a little hike from the campground and an abandoned cabin to check out nearby.

2WD can make it just fine, but probably good to have a AWD/4WD after a heavy rain.

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Paul A.
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2021

I was the only one there the first week of January y

Well was dry, luckily I carry water. 

Beautiful canyon hikes, climbs and views. 

Petroglyphs and historic mining cabin

Someone drops off scrap wood for campfires

I'll be back

Reviewed Nov. 20, 2020


We had a lot of fun here! It was really hot so we’d only go back during winter time. It’s pretty baron but that’s exactly what we wanted. We work as Chefs so our schedules are insane. It’s nice to come here and forget about the world. It’s $6 per night.

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