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Indian Cove Campground

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I chose to hike around Joshua tree for my 50th birthday, while the high desert was in full bloom--we picked this campground since we could reserve ahead. Site 100 was perfect, just a short walk from parking and the outhouse, with its own wee cave! We spent two nights here ($20 a night, water at the ranger...

Thank MichiganKira
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Indian Cove is a gorgeous campground within Joshua Tree National Park surrounded by surreal rock formations and scrubby vegetation. During April we saw many types of flowers and bushes. The campsites are basic with a picnic table, grill, fire pit, all are very well maintained. The trash and toilet facilities are in excellent condition andvery well kept; even the out...

Thank Cynthia H
San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy reservation process (if you can get a spot - they are booked up on weekends and for good reason). Nice, clean campground. Only pit toilets, but they are fine. The campsites are scattered among the boulders. Some are close together for groups, others are spread out and isolated. Check the map and cross reference with satellite maps if you...

Thank Traveler92064
Long Beach, California
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There were so many rocks surrounding the campground. Kids were constantly out climbing, exploring every inch of the campground. We stayed at Site 41, which is situated at the base of a cliff wall. Site has a large rock at the front and on the right side of the site, which gave us a nice, secluded feel. Campsite had a...

Thank JC_Cheese_25
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Besides being able a to reserve a site which is huge in this park, it's pleasant enough with lots of opportunities for rock climbers and just scrambling around. We went into town a lot so this was good other campgrounds are well into the park and not so close- Site #25 has a flat poured deck above and good place...

Thank Travelbug1155
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Visited the week before Easter. This CG is technically outside the park, but it is awesome. Large rock formations provide excellent, private campsites. Of note, these can be reserved in advance, a good thing given the first come campgrounds are usually jammed. The other reservation only campground, Cottonwood is nowhere near as nice. Our site was #42. Smaller, but the...

Thank BrianTucsonFoothills
Palm Springs, California
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Indian Cove boasts private, spacious and campsites set amidst the kind of towering and twisted granite monoliths that Joshua Tree National Park is famous for. The scenery here is both spectacular and surreal. especially in the late afternoon and early evening, when the light and shadow begin to play on the surface of the rocks. Generally uncrowded on the weekdays...

1Thank chris k
San Diego, California
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

The star gazing was spectacular. The rocks surrounding the camp look like a Martian landscape. Lots of clean latrines around. The water spigot and ranger station is a mile or so away. Nice fire pit and picnic table at each site. The sites are flat and although they are close together they each have privacy. We did a backcountry trip...

2Thank Bridget K
Bethesda, Maryland
Reviewed 23 December 2016

We drove 2.5 hours from LA going through some beautiful scenery. When we pulled up to the Indian Cove Camping ground everyone in the car just went silent except to say wow. We could not believe how beautiful this place was. The camp sites are right against the boulders which provides a bit of privacy from other campers. If you...

1Thank Anamika
Redlands, California
Reviewed 27 May 2016

This camp ground is really nice. I've stayed here twice and have really enjoyed camping here. The campground is surrounded by cool rock formations that you can scramble on or rock climb. Overall it's pretty quiet and easy to get to. There is no running water in the camp and the bathrooms are basically pit toilets. I would suggest booking...

2Thank CaseyTheTomcat

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Additional Information about Indian Cove Campground

Address: 13 miles east of Joshua Tree Village, 10 miles west of Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree National Park, CA 92277
Region: United States > California > Joshua Tree National Park
Number of rooms: 104
Also Known As:
Indian Cove Hotel Joshua Tree National Park
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“Loved #100, one of three hidden from view of the road, but you must carry gear a short distance.”
  • Site 100 Indian cove
MichiganKira, 4 May 2017 | Read review
“# 25 is good or 29 and higher”
Travelbug1155, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“National Park reservation site has pictures of each campsite and the view you will get -- definitely use it!”
chrisk450, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Sites in the back loop are more isolated.”
SBHaydens, 6 May 2016 | Read review
“#4 was great. book in advance! fills up quickly”
571esteep, 22 Oct 2015 | Read review
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