Gold Park Road

Barstow Field Office

BLM, California

Free Camping Near Joshua Tree National Park

Gold Park Road lies on BLM Land, just minutes away from the North Entrance to Joshua Tree NP. The road is sand and gravel, and well-packed in most places, but there areas of soft sand. This area is for 4WD vehicles only. Trailers are okay as long as they are under 20 feet in length, anything larger may prove difficult to pull out of soft sand. This area is often frequented by local off-road enthusiasts, so there may be noise at times.


Barstow Field Office

BLM, California

Barstow Field Office:

Tel: (760) 252-6000


GPS: 34.0883, -116.0132

Reservations: First come, first served

Camping Fee: None

Permit: None

Max Stay: 14 days, 28 day period, 25 mile radius

Amenities: None

blm map overlay BLM  national forest overlay USFS  national park map overlay NPS  national wildlife refuge map overlay NWR  city boundary map overlay City  private property map overlay Private  wilderness area overlay Wilderness [CTRL + Left Mouse Click] for 3D Tilt

Gold Park Road, BLM Camping

Note: Gold Park Road has areas of soft sand, and it’s easy to get stuck here. Only bring 4WD vehicles here. Also note, this area is located in a wash, avoid camping here when rain is in the forecast.

How Crowded: Usually no one here due to being a lesser-known camping area.

How Noisy or Peaceful: Mostly peaceful and serene here, though sometimes off-road riders will come through here.

Cellular Phone Signal: Verizon, T-Mobile, comes in fairly well. AT&T is weaker, though still usable.

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

Amenities Within Campground: No amenities.

Cost of Camping: Completely free.

Browse Other Campsites Nearby

Related Articles About This Campsite

Download Related Documents

Map of Long Term Visitor Areas - Bureau of Land Management, 2020

Leave a Comment