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Indian Cove Campground California

Indian Cove Overview

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Indian Cove is one of the largest campgrounds in Joshua Tree National Park with 100 campsites set among a wonderland of massive granite boulders. The campsites can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs. There is also a group tent camping area here. Each campsite has a table, fire ring and grate.

The campground is close to many rock climbing routes and there is also a short interpretive natural trail nearby. The campground does not have water (so bring your own), but you can fill up at the Ranger station. It does have vault toilets and a campfire center/amphitheater. Pets are okay (on leash) in the campground, but not on the trails.

Indian Cove – Joshua Tree National Park – Area Recreation

Outdoor recreation include: hiking, biking, rock-climbing, bouldering, star-gazing and wildlife viewing. There’s also many historic sites located throughout Joshua Tree National Park.

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

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  • BBQ Grills
  • Campfire Center
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Cell Service Poor
  • Equestrian trail
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Bouldering
  • Climbing
  • Cultural Sites
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Stargazing
  • Walking Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
Joshua Tree National Park, California 92277
760 362-4367
Lat / Long:

34.0936, -116.1575

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Best Campsites

3, 12, 19, 21, 43, 52, 60, 62, 79, 82, 87, 90

Campsite Types
  • ADA
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
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Indian Cove Comments & Reviews

Visited Indian Cove Campground lately? We'd love to hear about your adventure. Did you find us useful? Did we forget something? Anything our community should know before heading out to Indian Cove?

4 Comments on “Indian Cove”

  1. Daniel Anderson says:

    Could you please explain the concrete water built behind campsite #25

    • Hi Daniel,
      Good eye! That was built to form a catch-basin for rain water coming off the rocks. It probably serves to provide water for animals, as well as protect the campsite to a certain extent. It is currently dry.

  2. frank mclaughlin says:

    does the reservation window for campsites open at 7:00am?

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