Hayfield Rocks BLM

Bureau of Land Management, Palm Springs Field Office

Free Camping Near Joshua Tree National Park

Hayfield Rocks BLM is a small, single site (a cubby hole) carved out of a rocky hill, next to Joshua Tree National Park. It’s named after Hayfield Road. The other side of Hayfield Road is park boundary. The site is completely on BLM Land. Hayfield Road is often used by off-road enthusiasts, hence you may encounter frequent noise, particularly on weekends. Hayfield Road is hard packed gravel, however the site itself can get soft at times, we recommend 4WD vehicles only.

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Bureau of Land Management, Palm Springs S Coast Field Office

Palm Springs S Coast Field Office:
Tel: (760) 833-7100


GPS: 33.7209, -115.5000
Reservations: first-come, first-served
Camping Fee: none
Maximum Stay: 14 days
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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Hayfield Rocks, BLM Camping

Note: Hayfield Road is hard packed gravel, though the access road into the campsite can get soft at times. We recommend 4WD vehicles only.

How Crowded: Usually no one here during the week, but it does become occupied on the weekends with off-road enthusiasts.

How Noisy or Peaceful: Mostly peaceful and serene during the week, but road noise from off-road enthusiasts is common on weekends.

Cellular Phone Signal: AT&T comes in well, with Verizon and T-Mobile coming in average.

Road Conditions: Gravel road, but soft in some places. 4WD vehicles only.

Amenities Within Campground: No amenities.

Cost of Camping: Completely free.

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