Looking to enjoy a primitive camping adventure just a bone's throw away from Yucca Valley, California? Black Rock Campground is located in one of Joshua Tree National Park’s most dense forests, making it pawpular for campers, hikers, horseback riders, and birders seeking a little solitude. Frequent guests advise making a reservation in advance, as spots fill up quickly during the peak seasons of fall and spring. In the summer, the high temperatures can be dangerous, even at the campground's altitude of 4,000 feet. But, if you can withstand the heat, you'll likely have this campground all to yourself if you visit between May and October!
Guests note that this campground is one of Joshua Tree National Park's most secluded – you'll need to take a short drive if you want to visit the national park itself. The campground also isn't very well signposted. Still, if you can find your way to the grounds, you'll be well rewarded with stunning vistas of the area's unique rock formations and constellations at night.
There are 100 sites here, each of which comes with a campfire ring and picnic table. Restrooms and potable water are also available nearby. Though a dump station is available, there are no hookups here, so be prepared to "ruff" it! For showers, laundry services, and other amenities, you can visit the town of Yucca Valley.
A separate camping and staging area is provided for horse owners, so if you have larger four-legged friends, bring them along, too! Speaking of four-legged friends, you can bring your doggo, but pets are not allowed on trails in the national park. Remember to clean up after your furry friend to avoid attracting dangerous wildlife in the area – don’t forget to pack poop bags.
For a camping trip you and your pooch will never fur-get, reserve your site at Black Rock Campground today!