Joshua Tree BLM North

Barstow Field Office

BLM California

Free Camping Near Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree BLM North is a large, flat expanse of land where you can camp for free and be close to Joshua Tree National Park. Administered by the BLM, there’s not much to it, just a lot of flat land. It gets very windy here, and dust gets everywhere. The ground is pretty solid when its dry, but during heavy rain, it almost turns into a lake bed. You can camp here up to 14 days, though the BLM rarely enforces it here.


Barstow Field Office

BLM California

Barstow Field Office:

Tel: (760) 252-6000


GPS: 34.1730, -116.2276

Reservations: First come, first served

Camping Fee: None

Permit: None

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

Amenities: None

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Joshua Tree North BLM

How Crowded: There’s usually a lot of campers here during the winter season, but because this area is so vast and flat, there’s plenty of room here.

How Noisy or Peaceful: A lot of the noise comes from people riding off-road vehicles, but otherwise it’s fairly peaceful here.

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

Road Conditions: Paved road getting here, but on the land itself, it’s mostly hard, dry dirt. During heavy rains, this area gets muddy, and turns into a lake.

Amenities Within Campground: No amenities.

Cost of Camping: Completely free.

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