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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

We had a great time at this park, though the campground infrastructure was in need of repair. The professional staff was very polite and engaging. However, the campground host, Bill, by his own description 182 pounds of spring steel ready to burst into action, was a threatening bully who made up regulations to enforce. Had we not had such a...

3Thank Watergourd
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Another example of a NP with a great location and it has been left to ruin. The campground roadways are crumbling and the campgrounds windswept sand. Most RV sites are rutted and uneven-be sure to bring your leveling blocks! The facilities buildings have paint peeling and are in need of repair or at least maintenance. The Camp Hosts do a...

1Thank Sharon-Stephen
New York City, New York
Reviewed 29 March 2016

This campground is lovely and peaceful, and there are bathrooms and a visitor center, whereas most of the other campgrounds in the park do not offer running water. The best part is the great hikes around the campground, especially the Hi View nature trail, which was spectacular.. This campground is set apart from the main park area, and I found...

Thank mesari
OC, California
Reviewed 25 March 2016

There are only 2 campgrounds near the park that take reservations and this is one of them. I'm glad I hadn't just tried my luck at the walk-up campgrounds because they were all full. It was spring break for a lot of the schools so the park was pretty full. On the plus side - the folks at the desk...

2Thank On-The-Road-Again-CA
Saint David, Arizona
Reviewed 20 March 2016

The worst National Park campground I've ever visited. Stayed one night in a small RV. The campground is located on the far NW corner of the park with no road access to the park proper. Reaching it requires driving through miles of urban development and housing which has encroached on the park's northern boundary -- a real turn off! Roads...

1Thank Doug085
Evansville, Indiana
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Spent three days here and was not impressed with the area. The campground was OK but had no showers. You would think that a National Park would have amenities such as showers. As for the trees, we saw as many Joshua trees on CA178 between Ridgecrest CA and Bakersfield CA as we did here, plus a whole lot more scenery,...

Thank Jim P
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 March 2016

There are a number of pros and cons to staying at Black Rock. I liked how easy it was to go on several good hikes - suitable for kids and adults - from within the campground. Each site has a Joshua Tree (or two or three), which is nice. The restrooms were kept clean. The stargazing was also good and...

1Thank joy3410
Reviewed 18 February 2016

I mean, campgrounds in national parks all have nice views and we all know the bathrooms are either clean or dirty, depending on who last used them. Also, the neighbors were either noisy or quiet - it all depends. But folks, please be sure to mention particular site numbers. Rant finished. My nephews and I stayed in #87 and enjoyed...

5Thank BayouRnnr
Reviewed 19 January 2016

I had a great time car camping here in January 2016. The campgrounds and restrooms were clean, the park rangers were very friendly, and there are a number of challenging and well-maintained trails near the park. I can also confirm that the last mile of the road heading into the campgrounds was repaved recently; however, the roads within the campgrounds...

1Thank Brian C
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

This campground is easily accessible, clean, semi private, and has a handful of nice hikes to trek. Sitting at the "front" of J Tree, the town of Yucca is right down the road which is great if you need anything but also takes away from the camping experience as you can see the city lights at night. We did the...

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Address: 9800 Black Rock Canyon Road, Joshua Tree National Park, CA 92277-3597
Region: United States > California > Joshua Tree National Park
Number of rooms: 100
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“Get a site on higher ground, away from footpaths that lead to bathrooms if you want peace and quiet as well as better scenery.”
 of 5 bubbles thaded, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All sites have great views.”
 of 5 bubbles Chuck8700, 1 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Try to look at all the campsites before choosing.”
 of 5 bubbles suru, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Buy your firewood locally, and make sure they store it in-doors!”
 of 5 bubbles H8560JMbrianc, 18 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Pick the most level campsite you can find. Sites 13 and 45 worked fine for us, though not exactly level. We were able to easily compensate with Lynx blocks under wheels on the low side. Excellent Verizon service at this campground!”
 of 5 bubbles BarkaLounger, 20 Mar 2015 | Read review
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