RVs & Camping

Indian Cove Campground

Indian Cove Campground is located off of Highway 62, on Indian Cove Road on the west end of Twentynine Palms city limits. Indian Cove Road dead-ends at this secluded area. Indian Cove has 101 campsites, including 13 group campsites. There are vault toilets, but no showers and no water in the campground. Campers register at the ranger station located at the entrance to the Indian Cove area. Water is available there. Reservations are available at Indian Cove Campground during the busy season from October through May. Book a site online at www.recreation.gov or by calling 877-444-6777 up to six months in advance of your visit. Group campsites are reservation only.

Campgrounds are open 24 hours a day. Check in and check out are at noon. Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Note: Cell phone service is spotty and unreliable, and there is no Internet connectivity.

Indian Cove also features a picnic area, amphitheater, self-guided nature trail, and rock climbing areas and is the source of the Boy Scout Trail into the park. Located on the west end of 29 Palms, turn south off the highway on Indian Cove Road and drive to the ranger station, where parking is available. The Boy Scout Trail starts a short distance away. To access the Indian Cove campground, amphitheater, picnic and climbing areas, continue on the road.

Individual Campsite at Indian Cove: Camping fees must be paid within one hour of selecting a campsite. A maximum of six people, three tents, and two cars may occupy an individual campsite, only if there is space available. Some sites only have enough parking for one vehicle. Cost: $20.00

Group Campsite at Indian Cove: There are 13 Group Campsites at Indian Cove Campground. The cost is $35-50 depending on the site capacity. These group sites can accommodate RVs or trailers, but maximum combined length can be no more than 25 feet. Cost: $50.00

Alert: Because of the park’s very dry climate, fire danger in Joshua Tree is almost always very high. Be cautious. Campfires are allowed only in designated fire rings or grills that are found in park campgrounds or picnic areas. Keep fires small. Bring your own firewood. You may not gather park vegetation, whether living or dead, to fuel your campfire. If you plan to have a campfire, bring extra water to douse it thoroughly.

For more information: www.nps.gov/jotr/planyourvisit/htrails.htm
MAP: JTNP Hiking Trails, 29 Palms
MAP: JTNP Boy Scout Trail & West Trails, 29 Palms
MAP: Indian Cove Climbing Areas

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