RV Parks & Campgrounds

Cottonwood Campground National Parks

4.2 Stars 4.2 - 10 Reviews  $
(760) 367-5500
Joshua Tree National Park, California


All year

Total: 62, Max RV Length: 36 ft

Water, Pets allowed, Tents, Picnic Tables, Restroom, Dump Station, Campfire


November 27, 2020 - reviewed by Dave & Val
3.0 Stars   
Nice campground no threads on water & no fire wood but nice park

November 25, 2019 - reviewed by J & L
5.0 Stars   
Great Getaway
Beautiful night sky, very quiet desert, scenery’s awesome, challenging hiking trails it’s all here. And yes they have water & dump station for RV’rs

November 4, 2019 - reviewed by 2 Oldies
4.0 Stars   $10
Clean bathrooms, beautiful area, no water

April 10, 2019 - reviewed by Marsha
3.0 Stars   
Good experience overall. Pros: quite, night sky, clean, cheap. Cons: No cell service, none of the sites are level, very tight spaces for trailers/rvs. One emergency phone down by Ranger station. Overall, I think I would just stay on free BLM land 6 miles south that has cell service and level sites. Its more secluded than NP campground and level. Especially with no hook ups at either, free is always better.

February 5, 2019 - reviewed by HANK
4.0 Stars   $20
Great NP
Love the park, close second to my favorite Big Bend. The sites in Cottonwood are small and barely adequate (possibly inadequate for medium to large set ups). I got a "pull thru" and JUST fit my 30' trailer and pickup. Beautiful campground otherwise.

December 17, 2017 - reviewed by RV Burrous
4.0 Stars   
Tonight - Too Windy
The wind was blowing 35-45 mph at 11pm. We didn’t know if it was going to stop. We decided to leave and hit the Wal-Mart in Coachella. We wish we could have stayed at Joshua Tree. But the clouds covered the stars and we thought our 31ft coach was going to fly away. :-/

November 7, 2017 - reviewed by gfs
5.0 Stars   
Great Spot
Amazing night views despite the approaching full moon. Be sure to hike BEFORE noon and carry lots of water.

October 25, 2017 - reviewed by Firetiml
4.0 Stars   
Great campground out of the hustle and bustle of the main park, much quieter with awesome night sky’s. It’s at least 20 min to the rest of the park, so plan accordingly

March 7, 2016 - reviewed by Charly
5.0 Stars   

November 18, 2015 - reviewed by Robb
5.0 Stars   
This is the last campground to fill during busy weekends, spring break and holidays. It lacks the Joshua Tree, and Big boulders in the campground like those in the north part of the park. At 3,000', it is the warmest campground along with Indian Cove Campground. Cottonwood is not reservable except for group sites. It has water and a dump station like Black Rock Campground, and this is as fancy as any of the park campground get. It's $20 per night, and self pay at campground entrance by cash. It has the darkest night skies!

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