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Joshua Tree Lake Dispersed Camping

26 Reviews

Closed For the Season

This campground is closed for the season from March 22, 2022 through March 18, 2023.

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About This Campground

Bureau of Land Management

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Available
  • Verizon
    Good
  • AT&T
    Available
  • T-Mobile
    Available

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Phone Service
  • Alcohol
  • Pets

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites

Reviews

26 Reviews of Joshua Tree Lake Dispersed Camping

Ratings Breakdown

  • 3
  • 0
  • 5
  • 14
  • 4
Marie K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2022

Spacious, free, close to Joshua Tree NP

I would actually give this campsite a 3.5 just because it is so barebones, no privacy, and where the pavement turned to dirt there was a huge hole that I hit just right and it was nasty - so heads up! On the other hand, it’s got lots of spots, it’s free, close to the north end of the NP, spacious,…

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Month of VisitMay
Jessica G.
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2022

Easy access camping in Joshua Tree

As others have noted, this a giant dry lake bed. There is tons of space, plenty of room to spread out and not be near other campers, which there are many on the weekends. The location is very convenient for accessing Joshua Tree and the surrounding areas. 

I was able to access the whole lake…

  • East side of the lake bed
  • South/southwest side of the lake bed
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Month of VisitApril
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Reviewed Jan. 29, 2022

Gross

This place smells like poop. Couldn’t stand the smell and left

Month of VisitFebruary

Location

Joshua Tree Lake Dispersed Camping is located in California

Coordinates

34.164145256417584 N
116.21387550484383 W

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