This first come, first serve campground is located on the south central side of Joshua Tree National Park, just seven miles from the southern entrance to the park. The campground, which has water and rest rooms, is located one-half mile from Cottonwood Spring Oasis, one of the best kept secrets in Joshua Tree National Park. The spring was used for centuries by the Cahuilla Indians, who left bedrock mortars and clay pots, or ollas, in the area.

Site Info

Sites: 62



Camping Hours: 24 hours

Check In: 12:00 noon

Check Out: 12:00 noon


  • Drinking Water
  • Fire Ring/Grill
  • Picnic Table
  • Garbage Cans
  • Flushing Toilet

More Info

Official Website: Visit Website

Information Number: 760-367-3001


Driving Directions

Enter Joshua Tree National Park from Interstate 10, taking Exit 16B onto Cottonwood Springs Road. Go north on Cottonwood Springs Road for around 6.5 miles and turn right onto Cottonwood Oasis Road. The entrance to the campground will be on your left in about three-quarters of a mile.

Coordinates: 33.745224,-115.811986

Elevation: 3000 feet