Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Unknown
Drinking Water
About Black Rock Campground

Black Rock Campground is a dispersed campground situated in the Oak Woodlands along Mill Creek. 6 sites are available for primitive dispersed camping. Grills and tables are provided at each of the 6 sites. Black Rock Campground is open year round.

Black Rock Campground is located on the Northeast corner of the Ishi Wilderness. Hiking in the Ishi and along Mill Creek is wonderful and the fishing in Deer and Mill Creeks can be very rewarding. Black Rock Campground is accessible via Highway 36 east from Red Bluff to Ponderosa Way. Ponderosa Way is a dirt road, not recommended for RVs, that leads to the Ishi Wilderness.

National Forest
Drive In
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Trash Available
Black Rock Campground is located in California
40.1838 N
-121.7124 W
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6 Reviews of Black Rock Campground
Decent Campground, But Not in Heart of Park

To get to Black Rock Campground in Joshua Tree, you have to take a separate road into it from Yucca Valley. So if you are planning on spending a lot of time in the park and don't want to drive back and forth, this probably isn't a good choice for you. There's running water and flushing toilets in the bathroom. Views overlook the valley below, which is nice at night. Not a lot of shade. After all, this is a desert campground, with desert plants. Picnic tables and a fire pit. Flat places to lay a tent. Some trails go off from the campground. We chose to drive into the park. This was a good place to introduce my friend to his first camping experience. We ended up going into town (pretty close) for dinner. (Cheaters, I know!) The other plus about this campground is it's one of few that take reservations in Joshua Tree. So if you don't like knowing whether you have a site or not, you can be certain you'll have one when you arrive here if you make a reservation.

first but not the last

first time camping and will not be the last.

camp ground is nice and clean!

view of the night sky is also wonderful!

can't wait to cone back.

Comfortable and Close to Joshua Tree National Park

Four of us stayed at 060 Loop A, which was near a bathroom, but not close enough to be a bother. It was very spacious compared to some of the other spots- we weren't on top of other camp sites, and we had beautiful views. Best of all, it was only 5-10 min drive into Joshua Tree. We stayed here instead of in the national park so we were free to have a few drinks. Would stay at this spot, and this location again.

Close to Joshua Tree

Stayed here one night when the park was full. Short drive to the park and easy to get to the main grocery stores. The sites are not very shady and there is not too much privacy but overall it's a nice place and the bathrooms are very clean. It also has an equestrian campground attached.

great desert camp

great place to relax-went solo last January and was able to read and listen to music and disconnect from things back home. facilities were clean and nice and the hiking next day was great

First to Review

Go to this camp for the quiet. Hiking is good going up or down Mill Creek. Fly fishing good and rarely more than one other camp used.