Chiriaco Summit Campground

Chiriaco Summit, CA

Free Camping at Chiriaco Summit

There is a developed campground, with no hookups, no trash dump, no other amenities, located at Chiriaco Summit, behind the General Patton Museum, offered free to visitors. It’s a popular option for visitors to Joshua Tree National Park. Chiriaco Summit is a fuel station with convenience store and restaurant, that also offers a propane tank refilling station. The campground has 20-25 campsites suitable for small to medium-sized RVs, as well as one site for 40+ foot rigs. There are no reservations, first-come, first serve. There is a camp host on site.

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Chiriaco Summit Visitor Center

Chiriaco Summit Visitor Center:
Tel: (760) 227-3227, ext. 213


GPS: 33.66340, -115.72311
Reservations: first-come, first-served
Camping Fee: none
Maximum Stay: 7 days in a 30 day period
Amenities: none


Joshua Tree NP Overflow Parking, published by NPS, 2015
Joshua Tree NP Map, published by NPS, 2018
Joshua Tree NP Visitor Guide, published by NPS, 2014
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Chiriaco Summit Campground

How Crowded: Rarely crowded, almost always plenty of campsites available.

How Noisy or Peaceful: Usually very peaceful.

Cellular Phone Signal: Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, all come in strong here.

Road Conditions: hard packed gravel road into the campground and throughout. There is a turnaround at the end.

Amenities Within Campground: No amenities.

Cost of Camping: Completely free.

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