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Joshua Tree National Park is located in southeastern California and covers an area of 790,636 acres. Named after the Joshua trees native to the region, the national park also includes parts of two surrounding deserts, known as the higher Mojave Desert and lower Colorado Desert.

Joshua Tree National Park is famous for its unique rock formations, sprawling Joshua tree forests, dry climate, and dark night skies, which are perfect for stargazing.

A large variety of creatures call the area home, with bighorn sheep, kangaroo rats, mule deer, snakes, coyotes, lynx, and ground squirrels just some of the animals among this list.

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Things to Do in Joshua Tree National Park


One of the best ways to explore the park at your own leisure is via the numerous hiking trails available. Whether you’re after a short hike along a nature trail, a moderate hike, or a challenging adventure, Joshua Tree National Park offers all of this and more.

It’s also a great way to get up-close with some of the park’s most popular attractions, such as Skull Rock, Cottonwood Spring Oasis, and Keys View.

There are also plenty of backcountry hiking opportunities available for the more daring, such as Boy Scout Trail or California Riding and Hiking Trail.

A full list of hiking trails and more information can be found on the park’s website.

Climbing, Highlining & Slacklining

Did you know that Joshua Tree National Park is also a world-class climbing destination? It offers over 8,000 climbing routes and challenges for all ability levels. Visitors can even take part in a guided day or climbing class if they want to brush-up on their skills.

For the daredevils, highlining and slacklining are also two activities on offer. According to the national park’s website, this involves balancing and walking along a length of webbing stretched between two anchor points. You will need a permit to do this, however, so be sure to do your research beforehand.

Horseback Riding

The national park is also a popular destination for keen horseback riders, as visitors have the option to bring their own horse and take advantage of the 253 miles of equestrian trails and trail corridors available within Joshua Tree.

The Black Rock Canyon Horse Trails and West Entrance Horse Trails are the two most popular regions for horse riders. More information about this activity can be found here.


Remember how we mentioned Joshua Tree National Park’s famous dark skies earlier? Because the region is relatively untouched by Southern California's extreme light pollution, it offers a night sky like no other – filled with constellations, star dust, and planets humans are unable to see in more densely-populated places.

Many first-time visitors are blown away by being able to witness the Milky Way in the night sky over Joshua Tree National Park. Now that’s certainly something you don’t see every day!


There are eight dedicated campgrounds within the national park. Black Rock and Cottonwood are the only two sites which provide water, whereas visitors camping at Indian Cove, Belle, Hidden Valley, Jumbo Rocks, Ryan, and White Tank must bring their own.

Please note that while all campgrounds except the Ryan campground contain enough space to accommodate RVs, there are no hookups for RVs at any campground in Joshua Tree. Each individual campground also has its own policies for RV and trailer parking.

RV Parks Near Joshua Tree National Park

For those wanting to park their Joshua Tree National Park RV rental in a privately-operated campground, there are plenty of nearby RV-friendly parks available.

Joshua Tree Lake RV & Campground is just one of these and it’s located at the southern edge of the Mojave Desert, allowing guests to soak-up panoramic views of the North face of Joshua Tree National Park.

Electricity and water hookups are available, as is wi-fi, hot showers, toilets, picnic areas, and a dump station.

Rates for RVs without hookup start at $25 per night, while sites with 20 & 30 amp electric hookups cost $35 per night, and 50 amp electric hookups cost $40 per night (pricing based on up to two people).

Twentynine Palms RV Resort is another RV-friendly park located just 2 miles from the national park entrance. It offers 168 RV sites with full hook-ups, as well as 136 back-in sites and 32 pull-through sites.

Daily rates for RV sites start at $37.28 for Good Sam or AAA members.

The Palm Springs/Joshua Tree KOA is another popular RV park and it’s just a 45-minute drive away from the national park entrance for those wanting to stay a little closer to Palm Springs.

All RV sites are full hook-ups and the park even allows pets. There are multiple RV sites available and prices can be obtained by making an inquiry.

Joshua Tree National Park RV Rental

If you’re thinking of taking a trip to California, there are plenty of Joshua Tree National Park motorhome rentals using RVshare that will get you there. These include Classes A, B, or C, as well as motorhome rentals of the travel trailer, sport utility, folding trailer, fifth wheel, or truck camper variety.

Rent an RV Near Joshua Tree National Park

Want to rent an RV near Joshua Tree National Park? You’ll find RV rentals available across all of California through RVshare, including motorhomes for rent within Joshua Tree itself.

RV Rental Prices in Joshua Tree National Park

RVshare offers a range of rental price options to suit every budget. Whether you’re looking for luxury RV rentals or cheap RV rentals near Joshua Tree National Park, you’re to find the RV that’s perfect for you.

Joshua Tree National Park RV Rental Rates

With RVshare, you can find RV rentals for your trip to Joshua Tree National Park starting at as little as $50 per night. The total cost of a Joshua Tree National Park RV rental holiday will depend on factors such as how many nights you rent it for, as well as distance traveled (when adding on the price of gas).

Don’t forget to also factor in the price you must pay to stay at campgrounds or RV parks. Despite this, Joshua Tree National Park RV vacations can still prove to be an affordable and cost-effective holiday for the whole family!

One Way RV Rental to Joshua Tree National Park

Did you know that some dealers on RVshare might be able to offer a one way RV rental to Joshua Tree National Park? This means you won’t have to worry about making a roundtrip back to drop it off again. Depending on your situation, this option can save you both time and money.

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