Nearly all these campsites butt up against the Badlands-esque rock formations with mini slot canyons to explore right at your campsite. My son absolutely loved this place. I loved it. We had a great time!
It costs $25 per night and has zero amenities but the landscape makes up for it. Joshua trees and amazing rock formations, Jack rabbits and desert squirrels… it’s just great.
1 bar AT&T if you’re lucky. No water, no electricity, but there’s a dump station near the visitor center. No electric car charging. Lots of tents and small rigs, nothing big. Campground uses narrow one-way dirt road. There are about 50 campsites with a picnic table, fire ring, rocky tent pad and fairly level gravel parking spot. At least 2 spots are ADA with concrete parking spots and nearby restroom.
Now during COVID time it’s self registration, not sure about other times. We stayed one night and never saw a ranger. The campground was about half full and didn’t fill up while we were there.
This is one of the most beautiful campgrounds I have ever stayed. I stayed here last November for my birthday and it was amazing. Looking at the cliffs I was thinking of Petra in Jordan. In the day it was quite warm and got pretty chilly at night, perfect for hoodies and campfires. There are restrooms though no showers. The site in the southwest(?) corner gives you a bird’s eye view of the entire campground and is probably the largest. First come, first serve. The morning view is amazing. You will not regret staying here.
This is a beautiful campground. We spent time in early July, so the daytime was very hot and shade is very necessary, but it was gorgeous. That time of year is off season, so it was very quiet, and we felt very peaceful. The bathrooms were clean and there are water spigots throughout the grounds. The loop is quite large and there are plenty of sites to choose from. Rangers drove through every so often, and are helpful if you have any questions. This is a dark sky site so you will see some absolutely stunning stars at night. Very worth it!
Most people drive right though this state park, but spend a night here and you'll feel like you are days away from urban life, even though its just a short 2 hours drive from LA. Lots of nice campsites that nest right up against towering rock cliffs. Gets busy during the weekend. Come early as sites are first come first served. Nice trails behind the campground to meander to the top of the cliffs. Nearby many dirtbike/ ATV trails.