Cottonwood Campground (CA)
Clint J.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2021

Camping in Joshua Tree on the Southside

this campground is on the Southside of Joshua Tree National Park. You will not see any Joshua Trees here (they are on the Northside) however, it is definitely a spot to check out. You pull up alongside your site, a huge area with a fire pit and a picnic table. A great area to go for a hike and watch the stars at night. Try and get site B13, epic views. 

When Planning a trip through Joshua Tree you will want to spend most of your time on the Northside anywhere between HiddenValley - White Tank Campgrounds. Plan to spend time at skull rock exploring like a child and taking pictures like you are Ansel Adams. Cottonwood Campground is a great, inexpensive stop on the Southside before you leave Joshua Tree. Highly recommended it.... oh and check out the gift shop at the entrance they have a tour guild/hike recommendation area that was super helpful.

  • Campsite, View of the RV
  • Campsite, Looking out to the Desert
  • Late Night Hike
  • Late Night Hike
  • Late Night Hike
  • Late Night Hike
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