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Mid Hills Campground — Mojave National Preserve

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Mojave National Preserve

The Hackberry Fire swept through the Mid Hills area in June 2005, burning much of the vegetation. About half of the 26 campsites were left unburned and remain surrounded by pinyon pine and juniper trees. At 5,600 feet in elevation, Mid Hills is much cooler than the desert floor below. The access road is unpaved and somewhat steep and is therefore not recommended for large motorhomes or trailers. Water is not available at Mid Hills Campground.

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11 Reviews

Nikki S.
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2021

Off the beaten path

A little rough and rocky to get there, but our Kia made it without 4 wheel drive.
Did some hiking, then ended the day by our campfire. Fantastic quiet location. Great sunrise.

Sitenot certain
Month of VisitApril
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2021

Good for beginning boondocking

Pure Review:  

Stayed here on the 29th of May 2021. Was a little warm during the day but hella cool at night. The campground is kinda remote, way better than "Hole in The Wall." You can get there in a 2wd car during dry conditions. Nice sites with a table and fire pit. Room for trailer or tent camping. Might have to arrive early to get a good site. 


Price: $12 (first come basis)

Water: NO  

Amenities: Picnic tables and fire ring/grill

Access: A freaking Prius made it

Cell service: Verizon 2-3 bars @ top of hill next to site 24

Pit toilet: Clean

Privacy: Yes/NO depends on your site.

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Drive the loop before you pick a site. Better ones are at the back. Enjoy!!

SiteSite 24
Month of VisitJune
Sean S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 27, 2021

Awesome camp site

This is a great spot. The drive here can be a bit rough if you come down cedar canyon. Cedar canyon and black canyon roads are full of washboard spots that makes for a bumpy ride.

No water or cell service at this site. They do have bathrooms. You do need to pay per night but they had no pencil or writing device so we couldn’t fill out the form. Ending up dropping a blank envelope in. Maybe bring a pen 😀

This site can be windy depending on when you go.

Month of VisitMarch


Mid Hills Campground — Mojave National Preserve is located in California

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Roads leading in to Mid-Hills are unpaved and not recommended for motorhomes and trailers. Mid-Hills Campground is located at the north end of Wildhorse Canyon Road and can be reached from the north via Cedar Canyon Road or from the south via Black Canyon Road. The nearest NPS contact station is at Hole-in-the-Wall, approximately 10 miles away.


35.12992 N
115.435792 W

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