March 28, 2020 - reviewed by HoneyBear
Forced To Stay
Because of the shutdown of the national park systems including Joshua tree national Park. Me and my honey found ourselves in a very unique situation. So for our protection since we're over age 60, we decided to stay here in the middle of nowhere to stay away from people. You can get free water at the Joshua tree Indian cove entrance, you'll need a water bandit if you want don't want to carry water to your vehicle. They have trash cans. We found a dump at Joshua tree private campground just north of the BLM. It's $20 to dump. I haven't seen any outlandish activity in fact most people pretty much staying put waiting out the coronavirus epidemic. I haven't seen a BLM ranger or any type of authority at all out here. So we're going to hunker down for the next 20 to 30 days till something gives. Most grocery stores are seniors only for the first hour which is normally 7 to 8 a.m.
January 9, 2020 - reviewed by EjP
A Night in the Open Desert
Free Open BLM actually located on west side of Coyote Lake. Accessed via Hwy 62 just east of Yucca Valley City. Turn north on Sunfair. Aprx 3k, turn east on Broadway. Drive Aprx 2k & just past the solar farm onto unpaved road. BLM on left. Windy! Surrounded by a beautiful backdrop of mountains. Positive; Free water accessed at Ranger station/entrance to West side of Joshua Tree Park. No other services. Negative; military sounds in the far distance.
May 22, 2019 - reviewed by Travelin Teachers
Don't come here it's full of garbage non stop military activity and shooting Loud as hell. Atv utvs drive all over your camp destroying anything in the way. And this is NOT OVERFLOW for JTNP so quit saying it is!
January 6, 2019 - reviewed by LAI
Due To Govt Shutdown Of Joshua Tree
It's about a 15min drive north of Joshua tree. Had to come cuz Trump closed down govt, so national parks were closed. BLM was clean and quite, and many had fires going in the night. Just be aware that private property boarders the BLM land, so be careful .
December 21, 2017 - reviewed by Zab
Free Open Area
If you are looking for free camping this is a great spot. We were here in December and there weren't many around so we had a huge area to ourselves. Windy on the day we arrived and there isn't much protection. Dirt road to get to the camp area. We lived that it was free!!
March 21, 2017 - reviewed by Mantis Tobogán
Great For Large Groups
As It gets harder and harder to camp inside Joshua Tree, this is a great alternative to camp for free and basically across the street from Joshua Tree National Park. Know that this is not maintained BLM land and there are no accommodations. Great for those willing to rough it or those who are well prepared with gear.
May 6, 2016 - reviewed by Tyler
Worst idea, nothing around except tons of big spiders and Coyotes at night. Also gets very hot and there is no shade or trees any where around. Just pay to camp in Joshua Tree