Jumbo Rocks Campground is in the heart of Joshua Tree National Park approximately 18 miles from the entrance. This campground is truly beautiful and a great place to spend time in the park.
One thing to be aware of is the Jumbo Rock Campground has no water or hookups. You will need to be fully prepared for camping with no available water. The campsites are gravel/sand and surrounded by jumbo rocks. The campground can get quite hot in the summer so please be prepared for temperatures over 100 degrees.
You will want to keep an eye out for local inhabitants that may live among the rocks including bugs, scorpions, snakes, and birds. We saw a ton of amazing birds in this campground.
Jumbo Rocks Campground - Joshua Tree National Park
Number of Sites: 124
Campsite Cost: $15
Reservations: Yes, Reservations are required at Jumbo Rocks Campground during the busy season from October through May. Reservations can be made on Reservation.org or by calling (877) 444-6777
First-come, the first-served basis from June 1 through September 29.
Jumbo Rocks Campground
74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
- 33° 59' 31.9999" N
- 116° 3' 45.0000" W
RV Length: Length restrictions not to exceed 35 feet
Accessible Sites: Jumbo Rocks Campground, site 122
Dump Station: No
Bear Boxes: No
Flush Toilets: No
Quiet Hours: 10 pm to 6 am
Generators: Generator use is permitted only from 7–9 am, noon–2 pm, and 5–7 pm.
Pets Allowed: Yes, but they must be on a leash less than 6 feet
Amenities at each campsite: Firepit and picnic table
Firewood: You will need to bring your own firewood. Collecting of firewood is not allowed in the campground.
The maximum number of people in a campsite: Maximum of 6 people
The number of cars per campsite: 2 cars, A vehicle towing a trailer, pop-up, tent trailer, or fifth wheel—or a motorhome towing a vehicle—is considered two vehicles.
Checkout time: 12pm (noon)
Are campground Reservations Available? Yes, Reservations are required at Jumbo Rocks Campground during the busy season from October through May.
Phone Number? (877) 444-6777
Online? Reservations can be made onReservation.org
How Far Ahead can you make a reservation? 6 months
First Come, First Served? First-come, the first-served basis from June 1 through September 29.
Is wifi Available? No
Is cellular Phone Service Available? No
Is firewood available for purchase? No
Fire pit in the site? Yes
Picnic Table in the site? Yes
Bear Box in site/area? No
Potable Water? No
How to get to Jumbo Rocks Campground
Take Interstate 10 to State Highway 62. Turn south on Park Blvd. Continue 5 miles to the West Entrance
Jumbo Rocks is approximately 18 miles from the entrance.
Important Dates for Jumbo Rocks Campground
There is no overflow parking and not all campsites accommodate 2 vehicles.
There are no electric, water or sewer hook-ups available at individual campsites
Hammocks, slacklines, and other horizontal ropes must be tied to rocks and climbing bolts, and are not permitted in campgrounds.
Camping fees must be paid within one hour of selecting a campsite.
There is a 30-day camping limit each year. Only 14 of these nights may take place from October-May.
Campsites left vacant for 24 hours will be treated as vacant.
Holding or reserving campsites for persons not present is not allowed.
$30 per vehicle entrance fee is in addition to the camping fee
Potable water is available at the Oasis Visitor Center, 11 miles away.
Photos of Campground
Jumbo Rocks Campground Map
Things to do near Jumbo Rocks Campground
Campground Site 5, 6, 7, and 8
Campground Site 120
Campground Site 1
Campground Site 3
Campground Site 7
Campground Site 10
Campground ADA Site
Campground Site 91
Jumbo Rock Campground Site 80
Check out all of the Joshua Tree National Park Camping options, there are 9 campgrounds to choose from.
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