Camping in the Park

Location In Joshua Tree National Park, California
Price free - you need to pay a small park entrance fee good for one week
Bathrooms Pit Toilets
Showers Purchase at Sands Motel (our haunt) or Lee's health Club in Yucca Valley
Water No water available in the park. You can fill your own jug for $.50 at the park gift shop.
Supply Source Nomad Ventures for climbing gear and books
Wal-mart and several supermarkets in Twentynine Palms
Park Activities Many short walks and day hikes - the Oasis, the miner ruins
Scenic Drive
Mountain Biking on established roads
Alternate Activities Hang out in Jeremy's
Desert Hot Sprigs spas
Alternate Camping BLM land The visitors center and the entrance booths should have a map to get to the dry lake bed BLM land. The lake bed is across Hwy. 67 from JTree so to speak. On Hwy. 67 turn on Sun Fair road (between 29 Palms and town of JTree). At the mailboxes, turn right and pass the last houses, then go anywhere!

Oasis of Eden Not exactly camping, but they have great rooms at a very fair price. They also have a pool and a hot tub. If you pay extra, you can have one of their theme rooms (we have only seen pictures of the latter). 619 365-6321

There are other motels in Yucca Valley
Comments There are many different campground areas in JTree. We have camped at Ryan campground several times and like it very much.

For those new to the region, the desert environment is much more fragile than it looks. Stay on trails and do not leave food, cigarette butts, or toilet paper scattered about. Please carry out all trash, including the before mentioned items, in a zip lock baggy for disposal. Please see the ranger at the visitors center for more information.
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