Jumbo Rocks is one of the most popular campgrounds in Joshua Tree National Park. At 4,400 feet in elevation, the campground has 124 first-come, first-serve campsites (for RVs, trailers and tents) that are situated among giant granite boulders. Each campsite has a concrete picnic table, fire pit and grill. The campground has pit/vault toilets, overflow parking and an amphitheater with evening ranger programs (on Friday and Saturday nights). There is no water at this campground so be sure to bring your own.
Jumbo Rocks' central location offers a great base camp to explore other areas of Joshua Tree National Park. Skull Rock trail originates in the campground and other nearby hikes include Split Rock, Ryan Mountain and Pine City. Be sure to bring your telescope if you have one because the star gazing is epic!
Be sure to arrive early on weekends or holidays. Self-registration is located at the entrance kiosk.
Outdoor recreation includes hiking, biking, rock-climbing, bouldering, star-gazing, wildlife viewing and exploring the many historic sites located throughout Joshua Tree National Park.