White Tank Campground in Joshua Tree National Park is located off Pinto Basin Road in the northern end of the park. This campground is in one of the darkest parts of the park making it a great spot for observing the night sky. This campground is first to come first served and there are no reservations year round. You will want to plan ahead and get to the park as early as you can to secure a campsite.
White Tank Campground does not have any water so please make sure you bring more than enough with you.
White Tank Campground – Joshua Tree National Park
Number of Sites: 15
Campsite Cost: $15
Reservations: First-come, first-served
White Tank Campground
Pinto Basin Road,
Latitude/Longitude: 33.9848° N, 116.0168° W
Location: Located off Pinto Basin Road in the northern end of the park
RV Length: RVs and trailers may not exceed a combined maximum length of 25 feet
Accessible Sites: No, There are no ADA accessible campsites in the Belle Campground. If you are looking to reserve an ADA accessible campsites please look into Jumbo Rocks Campground, site 122 and Black Rock Campground, site 61 which are ADA accessible.
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: pit toilet, picnic tables, and fire grates. There is no water at this 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? No
Phone Number? N/A
How Far Ahead can you make a reservation? N/A
First Come, First Served? Yes
Is wifi Available? No
Is cellular Phone Service Available? No
Is camp host available on site?
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 White Tank Campground
Located off Pinto Basin Road in the northern end of the park
The campground is 11 miles from Twentynine Palms and 28 miles from the Cottonwood Visitor Center.
White Tank Campground Regulations
There is no overflow parking and not all campsites accommodate 2 vehicles.
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.
No slacklines in campgrounds.
Food must be stored securely where wildlife cannot get to it.
Photos of White Tank Campground
White Tank Campground Map
White Tank Campground Site 9
White Tank Campground Site 14
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