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Camping in Baker

THE BEST Dispersed CAMPING NEARBaker, California

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21 Reviews of 5 Baker Campgrounds

Alisa B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2021

Life on Mars

Absolutely amazing free dispersed camping at Silurian dry lake bed.

Visited in late December, and there were zero other campers out on the lake bed. Lots of entrances to the site from the highway, just be sure to follow an already made path. The farthest you can camp is about a mile off of the…

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Month of VisitJanuary
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2021

Great camping spot

Great easy access dispersed camping. Showed up past midnight and it was still really easy to find a flat spot to park our camper van. It was very quiet all night & the sky was amazing! Only one other group of campers, somewhat nearby, couldn’t really hear them. There was plenty of distance…

  • sunrise
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Month of VisitDecember
Stephanie Z.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2021

A place to sleep in the middle of nowhere (no 4wd required)

We tried to stay at a few of the other Mojave Preserve sites listed on the Dyrt (17 mile and Kelso dune)  when traveling between Joshua Tree and Death Valley), but a blown tire on our campervan rental meant that we couldn’t reach any of them as they were all down long dirt roads. With the sun…

  • The turn off we found that wasn't too sandy or bumpy to adventure down
  • The turn off on Aiken Mine Road
  • The sunrise and sunset and stars were phenomenal
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Month of VisitNovember
BThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2021

Shady lava rock spot 👌

Quiet nobody else around, a lil tricky to find if you don't plug in coordinates. Found a spot a past reviewer had a picture of, in a little cove in the lava rocks which had some nice shade for my pup. There is a 3 on the large lava rock. Suns almost down, clear skies, going to be great spot for…

Month of VisitOctober
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2021

Quiet and private disbursed sites

Easy to find. A pleasant spot with 360 views of burnt Joshua forest. Low clearance vehicle ok.

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Month of VisitOctober
Brad C.
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2021

An experience that will never be forgotten

The best camping experience I’ve ever had. Sites are nothing more than fire rings and small clearings among the various desert flora that stretch for miles. Perfect for those who want a truly primitive experience. Rock formations litter the hundreds of miles of flat desert providing countless…

  • Rocky terrain.
  • They look so small from this distance.
  • Rock formation (they don’t have these in Arkansas).
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Month of VisitJanuary
JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2021

Quiet desert spot

Pleasantly surprised by the well maintained spots, cleanliness and very quiet. We just stopped for a night while passing through. Easy to find and get to. My son loved all the rocks for his RC crawler.

Month of VisitJuly
Sean S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 28, 2021

One of my favs

I love this place so much. It’s far enough from town to have an amazing but close to a gas station if needed.

Not a ton of traffic at night. Sadly this place was victim of the recent fire and a lot of the awesome Joshua trees are black and look dead. I still love it.

Month of VisitMarch
Sean S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 27, 2021

Great spot

This site is great. It’s right up against the side of the hillside which helps with shade. This is right off the Mojave road which was well traveled the day we were there. Groups of Jeep’s and trucks came by what seemed like every hour.

You will have cell service at this location. The area has…

Month of VisitJune
AThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 10, 2021

Desert solitude

I stayed 1 night (5/7/21) in a roof top tent on my Jeep. I didn’t see anyone else at any of the other sites that I checked out & only had one vehicle drive by in the morning as I was packing up. Very quiet & peaceful, though it was quite windy throughout the night. Lots of burnt Joshua…

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Month of VisitJune
DThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2021

Diamond in the Desert

Incredible spot. The coordinates from this page took me right to what I think was the best campsite, although there were several more further up the road. A couple sites have big jumbo rocks, which were great wind protection and perfect to climb up on to watch the sunset. Lots of beautiful joshua…

Month of VisitMay
Meghan The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2021

Cool historical spot to stop for the night on the Mojave Road

This designated dispersed camping area is at 17 Mile Point, the approximate halfway point on the Mojave Rd between Soda Springs and Marl Springs. Just west of the point is a dry camp where pioneers and freighters would stop for the night. This route was particularly brutal for travelers heading…

  • You will be really happy you aren't on a mule cart getting there.
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  • Perfect windbreak and shade spot
  • The Mojave sunsets are perfection
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Month of VisitApril
HThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2021

Desert Quiet

I arrived at night and was quiet with only 2 other campers. There is about 7 spots with fire rings. RV's wont be able to make it in deep. Smaller RV's can get creative around the cross mount. Overall, great spot. I will stop by again. Next time I will get in during the day. It can feel a bit like a…

Brett S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2021

Well sheltered by lava fields - lots of options along this dirt road

We got a 25ft RV in hear albiet with some pin stripping. about 5 options along the trail nestled into the lava fields that provide some shelter from the wind. Beautiful spot. No facilities but some makeshift fire pits at most of the campsites.

2WD sedan ok as long as you stay on the trails -…

  • View from the top of the crater - about a 1.5hr walk
  • Our Campsite
  • Empty camsite.
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Sara S.
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2021

Hidden Gem

Great place for desert boondocking! Very quiet and amazing stars! Joshua Trees all around. Coyotes howling at night. Watch out for cacti which are enormous! A huge fire left a large area of this part of the preserve damaged but there are still some spots where the Joshua Trees are un damaged. It’s…

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