Oct 7, 2014 — All campgrounds at Joshua Tree National Park have reopened for the season. This includes Belle, Black Rock, Cottonwood, Hidden Valley, Indian Cove, Jumbo Rocks, Ryan, Sheep Pass, and White Tank campgrounds.
Campsites at Indian Cove and Black Rock campgrounds may be reserved in advance online. To check availability and make a reservation, please visit www.recreation.gov. At all other campgrounds, sites are first-come, first-served.
Backcountry camping is also permitted in the park and requires campers to register at a backcountry board. Campsites must be at least one mile from a road and 500 feet from any trail. Campfires are not permitted in the backcountry.
For more information on camping in Joshua Tree National Park, call 760-367-5500. Camping information is also available on the park website at https://www.nps.gov/jotr/planyourvisit/camping.htm.
Ranger-led tours of Keys Ranch will resume on October 17th and will be offered on Fridays and Saturdays at 2:00 pm and Sundays at 10:00 am. Reservations are required and can be made by telephone at 760-367-5522.