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Places to Camp near Coolidge Springs, CA

Whether you're an RVer or tent camper, Coolidge Springs, CA is a great place to post up for the weekend—or longer. Camping, hiking, biking: however you want to spend your days near Coolidge Springs, you'll find great campgrounds with The Dyrt. Get the dirt on all the best camping near Coolidge Springs. Browse campgrounds by amenities, site types, and more.

Best Camping Sites Near Coolidge Springs, CA (236)

    Camper-submitted photo from Joshua Tree South - BLM Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Joshua Tree South - BLM Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Joshua Tree South - BLM Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Joshua Tree South - BLM Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Joshua Tree South - BLM Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Joshua Tree South - BLM Dispersed
    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

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    Jumbo Rocks Campground — Joshua Tree National Park

    106 Reviews
    480 Photos
    1098 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 Borrego Palm Canyon Campground — Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Borrego Palm Canyon Campground — Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Borrego Palm Canyon Campground — Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Borrego Palm Canyon Campground — Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Borrego Palm Canyon Campground — Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Borrego Palm Canyon Campground — Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

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    Borrego Palm Canyon Campground — Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

    30 Reviews
    143 Photos
    307 Saves
    Borrego Springs, California

    Anza- Borrego Desert State Park’s rugged landscape formed largely by the forces of erosion attacking the uplifted mountains. The higher the mountains rise, the more vigorously they are attacked by rain, snow, ice, and wind, as they yield to the constant pull of gravity.

    Borrego Palm Canyon Campground visitors will be able to reserve campsites six months in advance from the current date. Bookings may extend from the arrival date to the desired departure date – based on availability and the park’s maximum stay rules. Reservation are available October 1st through April 30th.

    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $35 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Painted Canyon
    Camper-submitted photo from Painted Canyon
    Camper-submitted photo from Painted Canyon
    Camper-submitted photo from Painted Canyon
    Camper-submitted photo from Painted Canyon
    Camper-submitted photo from Painted Canyon
    Camper-submitted photo from Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Cottonwood Campground — Joshua Tree National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cottonwood Campground — Joshua Tree National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cottonwood Campground — Joshua Tree National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cottonwood Campground — Joshua Tree National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cottonwood Campground — Joshua Tree National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cottonwood Campground — Joshua Tree National Park

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    Cottonwood Campground — Joshua Tree National Park

    25 Reviews
    93 Photos
    138 Saves
    Mecca, California

    Overview

    Download the NPS app prior to visiting the park ___ trail maps and more! Cottonwood Group Campground is one of the best places in Joshua Tree National Park for stargazing and wildflower viewing. The group campground is part of the main Cottonwood Campground and has three sites that are by reservation only. It is one of three group campgrounds in the park and the only campground that lies in the southern section. 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 reach between 70 to 90-degrees during the day and drop to 40 to 60-degrees at night. Summer is the park's off-season due to the uncomfortably high desert heat. Cottonwood Group Campground is at an elevation of 3,000 ft. and has little shade from vegetation; however, there are picnic shelters that provide shade at each site.

    Recreation

    Stargazing and wildflower viewing are among the most popular activities at this facility. Several hiking trails leave from the campground and several more trailheads are within a 1-2 hour drive.

    Facilities

    Stargazing and wildflower viewing are among the most popular activities at this facility. Several hiking trails leave from the campground and several more trailheads are within a 1-2 hour drive.

    Natural Features

    The landscape around Cottonwood is that of the Colorado Desert, which encompasses the southern edge of the park and a large portion of Southern California. Rather than being surrounded by large rock formations and uniquely-shaped Joshua trees, like campgrounds in the northern section, this facility overlooks flat, open-desert shrubland. It is also further from towns or cities that would contribute light pollution. As a result, it offers wide, dark and uninterrupted views of the night sky that draw astronomers and amateur sky watchers alike. Cottonwood is at a lower elevation than other campgrounds within the park, so desert wildflowers begin to bloom earlier in the spring than in other locations. Flowering occurs anytime between the beginning of February to the end of March; timing varies depending on the amount of winter precipitation and the arrival of warm temperatures.

    Nearby Attractions

    The General Patton Memorial Museum, a U.S. military history museum, is just over 12 miles away in the town of Chiriaco.

    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 Group Facility : Customers who cancel a group overnight facility 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
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian

    $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Blair Valley Primitive Campground — Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Blair Valley Primitive Campground — Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Blair Valley Primitive Campground — Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Blair Valley Primitive Campground — Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Blair Valley Primitive Campground — Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Blair Valley Primitive Campground — Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Headquarters Campground — Salton Sea State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Headquarters Campground — Salton Sea State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Headquarters Campground — Salton Sea State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Headquarters Campground — Salton Sea State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Headquarters Campground — Salton Sea State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Headquarters Campground — Salton Sea State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from William Heise County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from William Heise County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from William Heise County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from William Heise County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from William Heise County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from William Heise County Park

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    William Heise County Park

    43 Reviews
    84 Photos
    500 Saves
    Julian, California

    Situated 4,200 feet above sea level in a forest of pines and oaks along the northern extremity of the Laguna Mountain Range, this 929-acre park is one of the few San Diego county parks to get snowfall each year.

    Forests of oak, pine, and cedar surround peaceful mountain meadows and provide an undisturbed setting for nearly 11 miles of scenic hiking and equestrian trails. Mule deer and wild turkey are frequently seen throughout the park, and rare residents include bobcats and mountain lions.

    Though its forest may seem timeless, each season brings dramatic changes: from winter snowfall to spring wildflowers, there is always something new to experience at Heise.

    In addition to trails, you can take advantage of cabins, trailer sites, individual tent sites, and a group-tent camping area, along with several playgrounds, restrooms with coin-operated showers and ample picnic spaces. Rangers-lead activities every weekend, and the park office with a small museum is open during the day or by appointment. This park makes a gorgeous setting for weddings and special events!

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

    $24 - $34 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Culp Valley Primitive Campground — Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Culp Valley Primitive Campground — Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Culp Valley Primitive Campground — Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Culp Valley Primitive Campground — Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Culp Valley Primitive Campground — Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Culp Valley Primitive Campground — Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

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    Culp Valley Primitive Campground — Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

    17 Reviews
    66 Photos
    383 Saves
    Ranchita, California

    Located in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, this free primitive campground is in the San Ysidro Mountains west of Borrego Springs. It's 3,375 feet above sea level.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
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