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About the Campground

Sites are first-come, first-served from June 1 - September 30, since this is the off-season at Joshua Tree. Late arrivals: If arriving after noon the FOLLOWING DAY call 760-367-3001. Extra parking available, rock climbing 26 miles away, hiking trails in area, showers and laundry available in Yucca Valley 5 miles away. Back country permits can be obtained at the back country board. General park information number: 760-367-5500. Altitude: 4000 feet. Black Rock is not in main area of the park. Recreation: Hiking, birdwatching, stargazing (no rock climbing)

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Comfort Station
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Dumpster
  • Fire Rings
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trail
  • Information Center
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Nature Center
  • Nature Trails
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnicking
  • Sinks in Restroom
  • Table
  • Toilet, Flush
  • Visitor Center
  • Water Drinking


Walk In Season
May 31 2010 -
Sep 30 2010
Peak Season
Oct 01 2010 -
Dec 31 2010
Peak Season
Jan 01 2011 -
May 29 2011

Alerts and Important Information Equestrian sites are for campers with horses only. There are NO horse corrals. Sites have shared hitching posts, fire pits and picnic tables. You will be held to the type of equipment your reservation is for. Campgrounds will be unable to accomodate equipment changes. Pets must be leashed. Pets are not allowed on trails and are restricted to developed areas only. Bring your own firewood. No gathering of wood allowed. No hook-ups. No firearms or fireworks. Quiet hours 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Generators allowed 7 a.m. - 9 a.m., 12 p.m. - 2 p.m., and 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Two vehicles (trailers are considered a vehicle) and 6 people maximum per site. Check in at Ranger Station, hours 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. except Friday, 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. Organized or special events may require permits. Site assignments posted on bulletin board / door of station when closed. There is no access into the main portion of the park from the campground, except by hiking trails. Entry into the main portion of the park at other entry points requires an entrance fee separate from the campground fee. $15 for a 7 day period per private family vehicle. Commercial users are required to reserve group site. Are you a commerical user? If so, you are required to obtain an incidental business permit. Please call 760-367-5545. Groups Larger than 18 people (3 sites), please call 760-367-5549 for more information. If you reserve a disabled site and arrive at the park and are not disabled, you may forfeit your site, and/or be cited.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 16 2010 to Dec 14 2010
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Black Rock Campground
Campground Phone: 760-367-3001
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777

Moreno Valley, CA

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More About Black Rock Campground Campground

Black Rock Campground is a campground located in Moreno Valley, California. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -116.3892 latitude, and -116.3892 longitude into your GPS device.

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