Primitive camping at the base of Copper Mountain in Joshua Tree, California.
THIS LISTING IS BRAND NEW AS OF Spring 2021. We have a 2 night minimum. :)
Total Seclusion: Private 40 acres wilderness camping.
OFF-LEASH ANIMAL FRIENDLY! We love your animal companions and understand they are family. They do not need to be leashed on our property… they can roam FREE! (Just please pick up after them so we can keep this policy in place!)
If you want privacy, this is your (very large) spot. You will have 40 acres to enjoy.
Bordering the 40 acres, our “neighbors” are three large empty lots and government land with no structures.
We are located at the base of Copper Mountain. There are plenty of dirt roads around the property for casual strolls and mountain biking… or take a short climb up the sandy incline at the back of the property and panoramic views of Joshua Tree await.
This listing is not for the inexperienced camper! Please pack in, pack out all your trash and leave no trace besides footsteps.
You will have access to a 12 foot(!!) handcrafted solid wood picnic table, handmade stone fire ring, hand+ dish wash spigot and brand new 24x12 foot wooden deck.
IMPORTANT NOTE: You must have a self-contained toilet system. Please pack out all your own waste. Thank you!
4-wheel drive highly recommended but regular cars, RVs, Airstreams have previously gotten to PRIVATE 40 by taking it slow and easy with extra care. If you do get stuck (it hasn't happened before, but just in case)… you will need to call your own towing company. So please be mindful and understand your vehicle's limits.
Wake at dawn to see the jackrabbits and listen to the coyotes howl as you fall asleep. Baby quail all in a line may entertain you. The starry nights are glorious here with clear skies most of the time and a lot less light pollution in the desert compared to the cities. Also, we have no surrounding street lamps!
We are totally off-the-grid but we do have water hook ups via our PRIVATE water tower. Also, most will find they have good cell service at our location.
There are NO POWER LINES at our property making for a real wilderness feel, even though we are very close to nearby points of interest. We are VERY centrally located for maximum enjoyment of the surrounding areas.
Distances from PRIVATE 40 Camp by car:
Rt. 62: 8 minute drive
Downtown Joshua Tree: 11 minutes
Joshua Tree National Park (Joshua Tree entrance): 19 mins
Downtown Twentynine Palms: 18 mins
Joshua Tree National Park (Twentynine Palms entrance): 23 mins
Indian Cove: 16 mins
PioneerTown: 29 mins
Remember, this is the desert and conditions change rapidly. Please take a look at the local forecast and also plan for unexpected weather events. Strong winds, high temps, low temps… anything is possible out here in the wilderness.
When you park your vehicle, we recommend using it as a wind break when possible.
Noise disclosures: sometimes, especially on weekends, you may hear music and party noise from the nearby Bureau of Land Management lands. Enjoy the fun from the privacy of PRIVATE 40 Acre Camp.
We, Amanda and Mar, are so happy to be your hosts and main point of contact.