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Cottonwood Campground California

Cottonwood Overview

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Cottonwood campground in Joshua Tree National Park  has 61 campsites for tents, trailers and RVs (up to 35 feet), and is the first campground you’ll see if you enter from Park’s south entrance.  Each campsite also has a parking pad area, picnic table, fire ring and grill. The campground has water, flush toilets, a picnic area and group camping. Cottonwood campground accepts reservations and is open year round. Group campsites are also available.

Cottonwood – Joshua Tree National Park – Area Recreation

Outdoor recreation includes camping, hiking, star-gazing, biking, wildlife viewing and exploring the many historic sites throughout Joshua Tree National Park. There are not any rocks/boulders to climb in this area, but there are some nice hiking trails from the campground. Cottonwood Spring Oasis is also one of the best key secrets in Joshua Tree National Park. It was a n important water stop for prospectors, mines and teasers traveling from Mecca to mines in the north. It’s also one of the best birding spots in the park!

Other Joshua Tree National Park campgrounds to consider include Belle, White Tank, Ryan, Jumbo Rocks, Hidden Valley, Black Rock Canyon, and Indian Cove.

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Amenities
  • BBQ Grills
  • Campfire Center
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Grills
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
Activities
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Programs
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Stargazing
  • Walking Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
Joshua Tree National Park, California
760 367-5500
Lat / Long:

33.74528, -115.81194

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Regions
Campsite Types
  • Group
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
Season:

Year Round

Elevation:

3,000

# of Campsites:

61

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