Best Camping near Mojave National Preserve

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Best Camping Sites Near Mojave National Preserve, CA (64)

    Camper-submitted photo from Hole in the Wall Campground — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Hole in the Wall Campground — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Hole in the Wall Campground — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Hole in the Wall Campground — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Hole in the Wall Campground — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Hole in the Wall Campground — Mojave National Preserve

    1.

    Hole in the Wall Campground — Mojave National Preserve

    24 Reviews
    88 Photos
    330 Saves
    Cima, California

    At 4,400 feet in elevation, Hole-in-the-Wall Campground is surrounded by sculptured volcanic rock walls and makes a great basecamp for hikers. Thirty-five campsites accommodate RVs and tents; two walk-in sites are also available. Maximum RV or trailer length is 30 Feet.

    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    Camper-submitted photo from Mojave Cross Dispersed — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Mojave Cross Dispersed — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Mojave Cross Dispersed — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Mojave Cross Dispersed — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Mojave Cross Dispersed — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Mojave Cross Dispersed — Mojave National Preserve

    2.

    Mojave Cross Dispersed — Mojave National Preserve

    20 Reviews
    102 Photos
    613 Saves
    Cima, California

    Mojave Cross Dispersed Camping in the Mojave National Preserve is a gem for those who crave a raw, unfiltered outdoor experience. This spot is all about simplicity and nature. You won't find any fancy amenities here—no water, no toilets, no electric hookups. But what you will find is a serene, wide-open space dotted with Joshua Trees and stunning rock formations.

    The area is accessible year-round, and it's free to camp here. You can set up your tent or park your vehicle in one of the few established sites. Just be aware that turning around with a trailer or larger rig can be tricky, so plan accordingly. The sunsets are absolutely breathtaking, painting the sky in hues of red and orange, and the night sky is a stargazer's paradise, free from light pollution.

    Visitors have mentioned that the area is easy to find and offers a good mix of privacy and accessibility. Some have even spotted wildlife like tarantulas and coyotes, adding to the sense of adventure. The dirt roads are generally in good condition, and even low-clearance vehicles can navigate them without much trouble.

    One of the standout features is the sheer quietness of the place. It's perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Just remember to pack in and pack out, as there's no trash service. And if you're into photography, the landscape offers endless opportunities for capturing the beauty of the desert.

    So, if you're up for a bit of roughing it and want to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Mojave, this spot is definitely worth a visit. Just come prepared and respect the fragile environment.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • ADA Access
    • Dispersed
    • Picnic Table
    • Alcohol
    Camper-submitted photo from Mid Hills Campground — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Mid Hills Campground — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Mid Hills Campground — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Mid Hills Campground — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Mid Hills Campground — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Mid Hills Campground — Mojave National Preserve

    3.

    Mid Hills Campground — Mojave National Preserve

    11 Reviews
    87 Photos
    147 Saves
    Cima, California

    The Hackberry Fire swept through the Mid Hills area in June 2005, burning much of the vegetation. About half of the 26 campsites were left unburned and remain surrounded by pinyon pine and juniper trees. At 5,600 feet in elevation, Mid Hills is much cooler than the desert floor below. The access road is unpaved and somewhat steep and is therefore not recommended for large motorhomes or trailers. Water is not available at this campground.

    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash
    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

    13 Reviews
    29 Photos
    366 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 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

    5.

    Granite Pass Dispersed Roadside Camping — Mojave National Preserve

    11 Reviews
    15 Photos
    278 Saves
    Mojave National Preserve, California

    Welcome to Granite Pass Dispersed Roadside Camping in the Mojave National Preserve. This spot is a hidden gem for those who crave solitude and a rugged camping experience. Tucked away from the main road, it offers a peaceful retreat with stunning views of the surrounding desert landscape.

    The area is known for its quiet and secluded atmosphere. You won't find any amenities here—no toilets, no showers, and no drinking water—so come prepared. Bring your own firewood and water, and be ready to pack out all your trash. The lack of facilities means you get to enjoy an unspoiled natural environment, perfect for stargazing and soaking in the beauty of the Mojave.

    Visitors have mentioned that the road leading in can be narrow and a bit rough, but it's manageable with a 2WD vehicle. Just watch out for the plants that might scrape your car's underbody. Once you arrive, you'll find a few different spots to set up camp, each offering a good amount of privacy. The area is dotted with granite boulders, making for a picturesque setting.

    Some campers have enjoyed short hikes into the nearby washes, and the sunsets here are nothing short of spectacular. If you're into photography or just love a good view, you'll appreciate the dramatic desert scenery. And if you're lucky, you might catch a meteor shower under the dark, clear skies.

    Whether you're passing through on a longer road trip or looking for a quiet weekend getaway, Granite Pass offers a unique and serene camping experience. Just remember to leave no trace and respect the natural beauty of this special place.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Dispersed
    • 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

    6.

    Kelbaker Boulders Dispersed — Mojave National Preserve

    8 Reviews
    31 Photos
    142 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 Indian Springs near lava field — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Springs near lava field — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Springs near lava field — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Springs near lava field — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Springs near lava field — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Springs near lava field — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Wild Horse Road Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Wild Horse Road Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Wild Horse Road Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Wild Horse Road Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Mojave National Preserve Black Canyon Equestrian and Group Campground — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Mojave National Preserve Black Canyon Equestrian and Group Campground — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Mojave National Preserve Black Canyon Equestrian and Group Campground — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Mojave National Preserve Black Canyon Equestrian and Group Campground — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Mojave National Preserve Black Canyon Equestrian and Group Campground — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Mojave National Preserve Black Canyon Equestrian and Group Campground — Mojave National Preserve

    9.

    Mojave National Preserve Black Canyon Equestrian and Group Campground — Mojave National Preserve

    1 Review
    12 Photos
    37 Saves
    Cima, California

    The Black Canyon Equestrian and Group Campground is ideal for larger groups. The group site is available to groups of up to 50 people and up to 35 campers at the equestrian site. Reservations are required and requests must be made at least 2 weeks in advance. Please fill out the reservation request form at https://forms.office.com/g/Gguu7Yqfge.

    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Alcohol
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What camping is available near Mojave National Preserve?

    According to TheDyrt.com, Mojave National Preserve offers a wide range of camping options, with 64 campgrounds and RV parks near Mojave National Preserve and 28 free dispersed camping spots.

    Which is the most popular campground near Mojave National Preserve?

    According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Mojave National Preserve is Hole in the Wall Campground — Mojave National Preserve with a 4.6-star rating from 24 reviews.

    Where can I find free dispersed camping near Mojave National Preserve?

    According to TheDyrt.com, there are 28 free dispersed camping spots near Mojave National Preserve.

    What parks are near Mojave National Preserve?

    According to TheDyrt.com, there are 8 parks near Mojave National Preserve that allow camping, notably Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Joshua Tree National Park.