Black Rock Canyon

Joshua Tree National Park, California, United States
#4 of 4 hotels in Joshua Tree National Park
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 2 reviews

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National/State Park Camping Hiking and Walking
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The Campground We Stayed In

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by written on April 27, 2005

In the northwest corner of the park, the road to Black Rock Canyon dead-ends when it reaches the campground. Black Rock Canyon which lies at a 4,000 foot (1219m) elevation has 100 sites on 80 acres with a 14 night maximum stay. There is a RV/trailer size limit of 35 foot. Each campsite has a picnic table and fire ring. The Campsites are located on a hillside at the mouth of the canyon and are surrounded by Joshua trees and variety of desert plants. Water and flush toilets are available in the campground, but no showers or electricity. There is a fixed dump. Reservations should be made ahead of time.

Unique Quality: Hiking trails can be accessed from the campground. Visit the small visitor center located at Black Rock where the staff can help you plan activities such as hikes and sightseeing. You can also purchase maps and books at the center, or watch slide shows. This is also where you would register if you plan a backpacking trip into the canyon.

Directions: South from the town of Yucca Valley

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JTNP - North West Campground

by written on May 28, 2003

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This campground is in the Northwest corner of the park. Located up in a canyon. With an altitude of about 4000 feet, which means it will be a little cooler/colder. The Park Service has packed in about 90 campsites, tight together. You get a funky table, a fire pit, and no cover or wind protection. The noise curfew is at 10pm but you may have to take matters into your own hand.

One great thing is that Stattor Bro. and Wal-Mart is about 5 miles from Black Rock Canyon Campground, you can get just about anything you will need or forgot.
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Unique Quality: .
Water is a scarce here so you don't have showers. We use a bag shower or a hose connected to the water spigot (that is meagerly spaced throughout the campground).

The campground does have restrooms with flush toilets and plenty of paper.

If you’re into animals: Roadrunner, Quail, Antelope Squirrels, Ants, Coyote, Owls and Lizards to name a few

If you’re into hiking:
Eureka Peak (10 miles round trip)
California Riding and Hiking Trail (35 miles one way)
** Hi-View Nature Trail (1.3 miles round trip) FUN
Panorama Loop (6.25 miles round trip)
Short Loop Trail (4miles round trip)
Warren Peak and Warren View (6 miles round trip)
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Directions: .
I-10 to Highway 62 to Yucca Valley. Turn South on Joshua Lane and follow signs to campground, 5 miles. From Highway 247 go straight across highway 62

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