Popular RV Rentals Near Joshua Tree, California
Renting an RV is the perfect way to explore the beautiful desert landscape in Joshua Tree, California, and the surrounding area. Class C RVs tend to have room for four to eight people, and renting one starts around $120 per night. If you’d like a travel trailer to tow behind your vehicle, you can find midsize ones that sleep five people starting at $95.
RVshare’s Top Vacation Destinations Near Joshua Tree, California
Palm Springs is a resort community about 37 miles from Joshua Tree. With such a short drive, it’s a good place to take a day trip. You can visit the Palm Springs Air Museum, ride the Aerial Tramway, and look at the homes of legendary celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor, Dean Martin, Elvis, and many more.
Indio is home to the famous Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, but that’s not the only major event. So many festivals, fairs, and community events take place that it’s called the City of Festivals. You’ll also find a large casino that RVers love to visit.
Cathedral City is known for the Big League Dreams Sports Park complex where the All-Star Softball Game takes place. There are nine parks to visit, multiple award-winning golf courses, and the biggest attraction, Cathedral Canyon, which gives the city its name.
Explore Joshua Tree, California, in an RVshare RV Rental
Joshua Tree is a small city next to one of America’s most visited national parks. It sits in the Mojave Desert, meaning that it's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. The unique landscapes in the area attract many visitors who love the outdoors. It’s also a place where people who are searching for spiritual healing come. Artists of all kinds — writers, sculptors, painters, and more — flock to the area, giving it an eclectic feel. You’ll find offbeat attractions like the World Famous Crochet Museum and the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum of Assemblage Art.
The main attraction is Joshua Tree National Park – 800,000 acres of weird geological formations, wildflowers, yucca trees, and eye-catching vistas. The city itself, though, has much to offer. It has an Old West feel to it — there’s even a saloon. You’ll find antique shops, farmers markets, and local businesses to support. While there, you can learn about the area’s history. It was originally home to the Pinto Culture almost 10,000 years ago. Archeologists have collected hunting points and other objects from this era. Later, the Chemehuevi, Cahuilla, and Serrano tribes made their home in the Joshua Tree area. They left behind many petroglyphs and pictographs to observe while hiking through the park.
Cabazon, California - Cabazon is a small town in the desert known for its giant dinosaur sculptures. Claude Bell’s two roadside dinosaurs have been featured in many movies and TV shows.
Desert Hot Springs, California - Desert Hot Springs is the place to go for healing and relaxation. It’s directly above an aquifer that provides water for numerous hot and cold springs.
Joshua Tree is home to nearby Joshua Tree National Park. Two deserts with distinct ecosystems — the Mojave and the Colorado — come together here. There are towering rock formations, unique wildlife, and plenty of the famous Joshua trees that give the park its name. Its low levels of light pollution make it one of the best places in the United States for stargazing.
Death Valley National Park is a little over three hours north of Joshua Tree. This park is a study in extremes. From scorching-hot daytime temperatures to snow-frosted peaks, it has varied landscapes to explore. Famous areas like Desolation Canyon, Golden Canyon, and Furnace Creek are perfect for hikers and campers.
If you need a break from the desert, travel west to Channel Islands National Park. On the five islands in the park, you’ll find plants and animals that live nowhere else. You can hike, camp, kayak, and go whale watching. The Channel Islands are surrounded by immense underwater kelp forests, making diving a must-do activity.
Mount San Jacinto State Park contains Southern California’s second-highest mountain range. When hiking through the park, you’ll experience meadows, granite-peaked mountain tops, and forests. The famous Pacific Crest Trail passes through this park, too. There are two campgrounds nearby.
Providence Mountains State Park is about two hours south of Joshua Tree. It offers plenty of hiking, biking, and sightseeing. Its biggest feature is Mitchell Caverns. California State Park Rangers provide guided tours through two of the three caverns, which were sacred spots for the Chemehuevi tribe.
Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area covers almost 1,000 acres of forested mountain area. It has two beaches where swimming is allowed. There’s also a marina where you can rent a boat for exploring the lake.
Be sure to check out the large metal dinosaur sculptures on California Route 62. They’re on the side of the road near Joshua Tree National Park. You can either enjoy a quick tour past them or pull over and take advantage of a unique photo op. There’s ample room for parking, and visiting them is free.
The Wonderland of Rocks is one of the most breathtaking areas of Joshua Tree National Park. It’s 12 squares miles of giant granite boulders that almost form a maze. You’ll find ancient petroglyphs amidst the stones. While there, visit Barker Dam. The lake there is typically dry, but if you catch it after a large rainfall, it sometimes contains water.
Outdoor Resort Palm Springs is one of the best RV parks near Joshua Tree. It has more than 1,200 sites with full hookups, 50-amp power, and dump stations. There are multiple swimming pools and tennis courts as well as a golf course.
Cathedral Palms RV Resort lies less than an hour from Joshua Tree. The sites are large enough to accommodate large RVs, and each one has full hookups. It offers daily, weekly, and monthly rates.
Jumbo Rocks Campground is in Joshua Tree National Park amidst giant rock formations. It can accommodate RVs up to 35 feet long. There are no hookups. You must reserve your spot months in advance.
For a convenient dump station near Joshua Tree, visit the Joshua Tree Lake RV and Campground. It costs $20 to use unless you register as a guest. Guests pay $4.
The Black Rock Campground in Joshua Tree National Park has a dump station to use for $5.
In nearby Beaumont, you’ll find Noble Creek Park. This campsite has a dump station for guests and RVers passing through. The cost is $10.
You’ll find one of RVshare’s top picks for RV storage in Palm Springs, a short drive from Joshua Tree. MonSTORE Garages provides covered storage garages, offers AC, and has security cameras. In addition, there’s a dump station and power hookups.
One of the most popular RV storage facilities is less than 10 miles from Joshua Tree. Storage Solution Yucca Valley has cameras and secure, 24-hour entry via a security code. You can pay your bill online.
Sun Valley Climate-Controlled Storage and RV Center consistently ranks as one of the best RV storage facilities in California. You can choose between an outdoor or indoor spot. Security cameras keep watch around the clock. Prices vary but begin at around $200.
Motorhomes are divided into Class A, B, and C vehicles. On average expect to pay $185 per night for Class A, $149 per night for Class B and $179 per night for Class C. Towable RVs include 5th Wheel, Travel Trailers, Popups, and Toy Hauler. On average, in Joshua Tree, CA, the 5th Wheel trailer starts at $70 per night. Pricing for the Travel Trailer begins at $60 per night, and the Popup Trailer starts at $65 per night.Do you need to be a certain age to rent an RV in Joshua Tree?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Joshua Tree from RVshare.Does RVshare have emergency roadside assistance?
Yes. Every RV rental booked through RVshare receives 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.Does RVshare offer one way RV rentals in Joshua Tree?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.