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Places to Camp near Amboy, CA

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Best Camping Sites Near Amboy, CA (76)

    Camper-submitted photo from Jumbo Rocks Campground — Joshua Tree National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Jumbo Rocks Campground — Joshua Tree National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Jumbo Rocks Campground — Joshua Tree National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Jumbo Rocks Campground — Joshua Tree National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Jumbo Rocks Campground — Joshua Tree National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Jumbo Rocks Campground — Joshua Tree National Park

    1.

    Jumbo Rocks Campground — Joshua Tree National Park

    106 Reviews
    480 Photos
    1096 Saves
    Twentynine Palms, California

    Overview

    Download the NPS app prior to visiting the park ___ trail maps and more! Jumbo Rocks Campground lies amid the huge, steep rock formations for which Joshua Tree National Park is known. Close proximity to many boulders and rock formations, it is a popular camping location for families with kids. Jumbo Rocks is one of four campgrounds in the park that requires reservations year-round. To get the most out of your visit Plan Like a Park Ranger__ Travelers who enjoy warm, dry winters flock to Joshua Tree from October through May, when temperatures hover between 70-90 degrees during the day and drop to a 40-60 degree range at night. Summer is the park's off-season due to the uncomfortably-high desert heat. Jumbo Rocks is at an elevation of 4,380 feet.

    Recreation

    Rock scramblers flock to Jumbo Rocks Campground for the variety of geological formations and warmer temperatures that can be found in the interior of the park. Several hiking trails also leave from the campground. There is a short interpretive nature trail and plenty of rocks and canyons to explore within the facility. Clear desert skies are perfect for star-gazing.

    Facilities

    This large facility has 124 individual tent and RV campsites. There are no hookups or drinking water in the campground, however the town of Twentynine Palms is 12 miles away and provides basic amenities. The park allows six people and two vehicles per site, however, some sites are small and may not accommodate the maximum number of people and vehicles. See site details for specifics.

    Natural Features

    Campsites are nestled on a flat, sandy surface between large boulders that tower in unique shapes over the campground and rise up from the otherwise uniform desert landscape. The rocks were formed by volcanic activity millions of years ago and have been exposed and shaped by wind and water over time. They brighten with soft pastel hues during the morning and evening sunlight and low with campfire light by night. Visitors may want to keep their eyes out for typical desert inhabitants such as lizards, rattlesnakes, scorpions, ravens, squirrels and desert tarantulas during the cooler months of the year. Bobcats and mountain lions do live in the park, however they are rarely seen near humans.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Reservation Cancellations & Changes Cancelling a Reservation: Customers may cancel their reservation prior to arrival both on-line and through the call center. A $10 service fee will be withheld from any refund for a cancellation. Depending on when you cancel in relation to your arrival day, it may be considered a late cancellation (see below). Changing an Existing Reservation: When changes are made prior to the cut-off window: If a customer wants to switch dates that are entirely outside of the original reservation dates, there is a $10 change fee. There is no change fee if a customer extends or shortens a reservation, as long as the change includes dates from the original reservation. If they choose to depart early, they may forfeit the recreation fee for the day of departure. There is no change fee if the customer wants to switch sites that are the same price with the same reservation dates in the same facility. If a reservation is made that includes dates beyond the maximum booking window, that reservation cannot be changed until 18 days have passed from the original booking date.__ Late Cancellations or Cancellations within the Cut-off Window Individual Campsites: A customer who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee (not to exceed the total paid for the original reservation). Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee.__ Changes or Cancellations within the Cut-off Window: Once a reservation date has begun, customers cannot change a reservation using the online system or through the Call Center (see below for early departures). If the location is staffed, on-site personnel may or may not be able to assist with changes or cancellations (check with local staff). No-Shows Overnight Facilities: A no-show customer is one who does not arrive at a campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out (noon) time on the day after the scheduled arrival date. Staff will hold a campsite until check-out time (noon) on the day following the arrival date.__ No-shows are assessed $20.00 service fee and forfeit the first night___s recreation fee for a campsite.__ *Note: the entire reservation will be cancelled for no-shows.__

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Cove Campground — Joshua Tree National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Cove Campground — Joshua Tree National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Cove Campground — Joshua Tree National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Cove Campground — Joshua Tree National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Cove Campground — Joshua Tree National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Cove Campground — Joshua Tree National Park

    2.

    Indian Cove Campground — Joshua Tree National Park

    60 Reviews
    293 Photos
    442 Saves
    Twentynine Palms, California

    Overview

    Download the NPS app prior to visiting the park ___ trail maps and more! Indian Cove Campground lies amid the huge, steep rock formations for which Joshua Tree National Park is known. Because of its proximity to many rock climbing routes, it is a popular camping location for climbers. Indian Cove Group is one of three group campgrounds in the park that can be reserved year round. To get the most out of your visit Plan Like a Park Ranger__ Travelers who enjoy warm, dry winters flock to Joshua Tree from October through May, when temperatures hover between 70-90 degrees during the day and drop to a 40-60 degree range at night. Summer is the park's off-season due to the uncomfortably-high desert heat. Indian Cove is at an elevation of 3,200 feet.

    Recreation

    Rock climbers flock to Indian Cove Campground for the variety of routes and warmer temperatures that can be found in the interior of the park. Several hiking trails also leave from the campground. There is a short interpretive nature trail and plenty of rocks for the non-climber to explore within the facility. Clear desert skies are perfect for star-gazing and night photography.

    Facilities

    This facility has 13 tent-only group sites (link to individual sites). There are no hookups or drinking water in the campground, however water and an emergency phone are available two miles away at the ranger station. The town of Twentynine Palms is less than 10 miles away and provides basic amenities.______ The maximum number of people and vehicles per site varies. See Site Details for specifics.

    Natural Features

    Campsites are nestled on a flat, sandy surface between large boulders that tower in unique shapes over the campground and rise up from the otherwise uniform desert landscape. The rocks were formed by volcanic activity millions of years ago and have been exposed and shaped by wind and water over time. They brighten with soft pastel hues during the morning and evening sunlight and glow with campfire light by night. Visitors may want to keep their eyes out for typical desert inhabitants such as lizards, rattlesnakes, scorpions, ravens, squirrels and desert tarantulas during the cooler months of the year. Bobcats and mountain lions do live in the park, however they are rarely seen near humans.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Individual Site: A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change your reservation. Cancellations more than 48 hours in advance of arrival date incur a $10 cancellation fee. Within 48 hours of arrival, a $10 cancellation fee and the first night's fee are charged. Group Site: Customers who cancel a group overnight reservation less than 14 days before the arrival date will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee. No-Shows__ Overnight Facilities: A no-show customer is one who does not arrive at a campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out (noon) time on the day after the scheduled arrival date. Staff will hold a campsite until check-out time (noon) on the day following the arrival date.__ No-shows are assessed $20.00 service fee and forfeit the first night___s recreation fee for a campsite.__ *Note: the entire reservation will be cancelled for no-shows.__

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Granite Pass Dispersed Roadside Camping — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Granite Pass Dispersed Roadside Camping — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Granite Pass Dispersed Roadside Camping — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Granite Pass Dispersed Roadside Camping — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Granite Pass Dispersed Roadside Camping — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Granite Pass Dispersed Roadside Camping — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Kelso Dunes Dispersed — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Kelso Dunes Dispersed — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Kelso Dunes Dispersed — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Kelso Dunes Dispersed — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Kelso Dunes Dispersed — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Kelso Dunes Dispersed — Mojave National Preserve

    4.

    Kelso Dunes Dispersed — Mojave National Preserve

    12 Reviews
    27 Photos
    364 Saves
    Mojave National Preserve, California

    Camping in undeveloped campsites is allowed in previously used or disturbed sites outside of the "day-use-only" areas. In most cases these sites include a rock or metal fire ring; not all sites contain a fire ring. All fires must be in a fire ring or fire pan; new fire rings cannot be constructed. Camping tramples vegetation and disturbs soils. By reusing existing sites, you help protect the desert from further damage. Practice Leave No Trace principles, including burrying human waste at least six inches deep.

    Careful planning and knowledge of camping guidelines and regulations will help ensure an enjoyable and safe experience for you, future visitors, and the fragile desert environment.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Dispersed
    • Toilets
    • Alcohol
    Camper-submitted photo from Kelbaker Boulders Dispersed — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Kelbaker Boulders Dispersed — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Kelbaker Boulders Dispersed — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Kelbaker Boulders Dispersed — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Kelbaker Boulders Dispersed — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Kelbaker Boulders Dispersed — Mojave National Preserve

    5.

    Kelbaker Boulders Dispersed — Mojave National Preserve

    8 Reviews
    31 Photos
    131 Saves
    Amboy, California

    Camping in undeveloped campsites is allowed in previously used or disturbed sites outside of the "day-use-only" areas. In most cases these sites include a rock or metal fire ring; not all sites contain a fire ring. All fires must be in a fire ring or fire pan; new fire rings cannot be constructed. Camping tramples vegetation and disturbs soils. By reusing existing sites, you help protect the desert from further damage. Practice Leave No Trace principles, including burrying human waste at least six inches deep.

    Careful planning and knowledge of camping guidelines and regulations will help ensure an enjoyable and safe experience for you, future visitors, and the fragile desert environment.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Dispersed
    • Alcohol
    Camper-submitted photo from Joshua Tree Lake Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Joshua Tree Lake Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Joshua Tree Lake Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Joshua Tree Lake Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Joshua Tree Lake Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Joshua Tree Lake Dispersed Camping
  1. 7.

    Joshua Tree Lake RV & Campground

    24 Reviews
    198 Photos
    17 Saves
    Joshua Tree, California

    A family-owned and operated camping experience offering charismatic desert scapes & vistas from our 2,300 ft elevation.

    Giving you outstanding sightlines to Mt San Jacinto to the South & Mt San Gorgonio to the West as well as the North face of

    Joshua Tree National Park & Indian Cove.

    To the North and East, the ancient Copper Mountain Hills beckon to be explored respectfully.

    Joshua Tree Lake RV & Campground is located at the southern edge of the Mojave Desert - offering panoramic views of the North face of Joshua Tree National Park, exceptional desert vistas, and spectacular night skies.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $15 - $55 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Amboy Crater
    Camper-submitted photo from Amboy Crater
    Camper-submitted photo from Amboy Crater
    Camper-submitted photo from Amboy Crater
    Camper-submitted photo from Amboy Crater
    Camper-submitted photo from Amboy Crater

    8.

    Amboy Crater

    4 Reviews
    23 Photos
    73 Saves
    Amboy, California
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
    Camper-submitted photo from Black Rock Campground — Joshua Tree National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Black Rock Campground — Joshua Tree National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Black Rock Campground — Joshua Tree National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Black Rock Campground — Joshua Tree National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Black Rock Campground — Joshua Tree National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Black Rock Campground — Joshua Tree National Park

    9.

    Black Rock Campground — Joshua Tree National Park

    41 Reviews
    155 Photos
    151 Saves
    Yucca Valley, California

    Overview

    Download the NPS app prior to visiting the park ___ trail maps and more! Black Rock Campground lies among one of the thickest Joshua tree forests in Joshua Tree National Park. Its location on the park's northern perimeter makes it a popular rest stop for hikers, birders, horseback riders and RV campers. Black Rock is one of four campgrounds in the national park that requires reservations year-round. To get the most out of your visit, Plan Like a Park Ranger Travelers who enjoy warm, dry winters flock to Joshua Tree from October through May, when temperatures hover between 70 to 90 degrees during the day and drop anywhere between 40 to 60 degrees at night. Summer is the park's off-season due to uncomfortably high desert heat. Black Rock is at an elevation of 4,000 feet and has a mix of both sun and shade.__

    Recreation

    There are many great hiking trails around Black Rock, including some with spectacular views of the low desert and high peaks around Palm Springs. Popular rock climbing sites are within a half-hour drive from the campground.

    Facilities

    There are many great hiking trails around Black Rock, including some with spectacular views of the low desert and high peaks around Palm Springs. Popular rock climbing sites are within a half-hour drive from the campground.

    Natural Features

    The unique shape of Joshua trees and the huge rocks that surround them draw tourists and scientists alike to the national park. Within the Black Rock facility, the surrounding trees form silhouettes against the landscape during sunrise and sunset and display bunches of blooming white flowers in early spring. Campers staying at Black Rock may have the chance to view the elusive desert tortoise, found only in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. Visitors may also want to keep their eyes out for more typical desert inhabitants such as lizards, rattlesnakes, scorpions, coyotes, ravens and desert tarantulas during the cooler months of the year. Bobcats and mountain lions do live in the park, however they are rarely seen near humans. Birders may also be pleasantly surprised at the variety of species found around the campground.

    contact_info

    This location is staffed. Please call (760) 367-3001 to speak with local staff.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Reservation Cancellations & Changes Cancelling a Reservation: Customers may cancel their reservation prior to arrival both on-line and through the call center. A $10 service fee will be withheld from any refund for a cancellation. Depending on when you cancel in relation to your arrival day, it may be considered a late cancellation (see below). Changing an Existing Reservation: When changes are made prior to the cut-off window: If a customer wants to switch dates that are entirely outside of the original reservation dates, there is a $10 change fee. There is no change fee if a customer extends or shortens a reservation, as long as the change includes dates from the original reservation. If they choose to depart early, they may forfeit the recreation fee for the day of departure. There is no change fee if the customer wants to switch sites that are the same price with the same reservation dates in the same facility. If a reservation is made that includes dates beyond the maximum booking window, that reservation cannot be changed until 18 days have passed from the original booking date. Late Cancellations or Cancellations within the Cut-off Window Individual Campsites: A customer who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee (not to exceed the total paid for the original reservation). Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee. Changes or Cancellations within the Cut-off Window: Once a reservation date has begun, customers cannot change a reservation using the online system or through the Call Center (see below for early departures). If the location is staffed, on-site personnel may or may not be able to assist with changes or cancellations (check with local staff). No-Shows Overnight Facilities: A no-show customer is one who does not arrive at a campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out (noon) time on the day after the scheduled arrival date. Staff will hold a campsite until check-out time (noon) on the day following the arrival date.__ No-shows are assessed $20.00 service fee and forfeit the first night___s recreation fee for a campsite.__ *Note: the entire reservation will be cancelled for no-shows.__

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $25 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Ryan Campground — Joshua Tree National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Ryan Campground — Joshua Tree National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Ryan Campground — Joshua Tree National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Ryan Campground — Joshua Tree National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Ryan Campground — Joshua Tree National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Ryan Campground — Joshua Tree National Park

    10.

    Ryan Campground — Joshua Tree National Park

    29 Reviews
    194 Photos
    420 Saves
    Twentynine Palms, California

    Overview

    Download the NPS app prior to visiting the park ___ trail maps and more! Ryan Campground lies amid the huge, steep rock formations for which Joshua Tree National Park is known. In close proximity to many boulders and rock formations, it is a popular camping location for families with kids. Ryan Campground is one of four campgrounds in the park that requires reservations year-round. To get the most out of your visit Plan Like a Park Ranger__ Travelers who enjoy warm, dry winters flock to Joshua Tree from October through May, when temperatures hover between 70-90 degrees during the day and drop to a 40-60 degree range at night. Summer is the park's off-season due to the uncomfortably-high desert heat. Ryan is at an elevation around 4,400 feet.

    Recreation

    Several hiking trails also leave from the campground. There are plenty of rocks and Ryan Mountain to explore outside the facility. Clear desert skies are perfect for star-gazing.

    Facilities

    Several hiking trails also leave from the campground. There are plenty of rocks and Ryan Mountain to explore outside the facility. Clear desert skies are perfect for star-gazing.

    Natural Features

    Campsites are nestled on a flat, sandy surface between large boulders that tower in unique shapes over the campground and rise up from the otherwise uniform desert landscape. The rocks were formed by volcanic activity millions of years ago and have been exposed and shaped by wind and water over time. They brighten with soft pastel hues during the morning and evening sunlight and low with campfire light by night. Visitors may want to keep their eyes out for typical desert inhabitants such as lizards, rattlesnakes, scorpions, ravens, squirrels and desert tarantulas during the cooler months of the year. Bobcats and mountain lions do live in the park, however they are rarely seen near humans.

    Nearby Attractions

    Cape Rock, Ryan Mountain, and Hidden Valley

    Charges & Cancellations

    Reservation Cancellations & Changes Cancelling a Reservation: Customers may cancel their reservation prior to arrival both on-line and through the call center. A $10 service fee will be withheld from any refund for a cancellation. Depending on when you cancel in relation to your arrival day, it may be considered a late cancellation (see below).__ Changing an Existing Reservation: When changes are made prior to the cut-off window:__ If a customer wants to switch dates that are entirely outside of the original reservation dates, there is a $10 change fee.__ There is no change fee if a customer extends or shortens a reservation, as long as the change includes dates from the original reservation. If they choose to depart early, they may forfeit the recreation fee for the day of departure.__ There is no change fee if the customer wants to switch sites that are the same price with the same reservation dates in the same facility.__ If a reservation is made that includes dates beyond the maximum booking window, that reservation cannot be changed until 18 days have passed from the original booking date.__ Late Cancellations or Cancellations within the Cut-off Window Individual Campsites: A customer who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee (not to exceed the total paid for the original reservation). Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee.__ Changes or Cancellations within the Cut-off Window: Once a reservation date has begun, customers cannot change a reservation using the online system or through the Call Center (see below for early departures). If the location is staffed, on-site personnel may or may not be able to assist with changes or cancellations (check with local staff).__ No-Shows Overnight Facilities: A no-show customer is one who does not arrive at a campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out (noon) time on the day after the scheduled arrival date. Staff will hold a campsite until check-out time (noon) on the day following the arrival date.__ No-shows are assessed $20.00 service fee and forfeit the first night___s recreation fee for a campsite.__ *Note: the entire reservation will be cancelled for no-shows.__

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian

    $20 / night

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