If you're looking for a campground in Joshua Tree National Park that you can visit with your horse, make a reservation at Black Rock Equestrian Campground. This site is on the northern edge of the park, and it's open year-round. The units here include picnic tables and fire rings, and they can accommodate tents or RVs. The horse section of the camp is available only by reservation. In this part, you'll find shared hitching posts. Flush toilets and water are available in the group site.
Once you set up camp, get out on the trail with your trusty steed. There are several trails that you can use for a day-ride. Make sure you learn about equestrian restrictions in parts of Joshua Tree National Park before your visit. Enjoy the scenic vistas as you view the peaks and low desert near Palm Springs. The trees and rock formations add to the beauty of this desert landscape. You'll find white wildflowers in the early spring here. Area wildlife includes the desert tortoise, lizards, coyotes, tarantulas, and a variety of birds.
In addition to horses, dogs can come camping with you, but note that campers without horses will be turned away and won't receive a refund. Dogs need to stay on a leash when they're outside. You can walk on any dirt road within 100 miles of the camp with them, but they can't join you on the trails. Don't leave them unattended; have a designated pet sitter when you take a trail ride. Keep the campground clean by collecting their waste.
This park and campsite offer puptacular temperatures for a winter vacation. Come here between October and May to enjoy the dry desert climate. During these months, the temperatures soar up to 90 degrees during the daytime and cool to around 40 to 60 degrees at night. Due to the arid conditions, you can only build fires in the designated grills or fire rings. Do not use any materials from the park; bring wood with you.