Joshua Tree National Park White Tank Campground
4.3 rating
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Address: Pinto Basin Road, Twentynine Palms, California 92277
GPS: 33.984178, -116.016974
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Local Directions: White Tank Campground is closest to the north entrance near Twenty Nine Palms. From the city of Twenty Nine Palms proceed east on Highway 62 ( 29 Palms Highway). Turn right on Utah Trail and proceed to the park entrance. Utah Trail turns into National Park blvd. Proceed approximately 7 miles and go left on El Dorado Mine Road also called Pinto Basin Road. Proceed approximately 5 miles and the campground will be on the left side. (Note: you will pass Belle Campground before White Tank Campground).

Contact Information
Local Phone: 1-760-367-5554

All year
Check In: 12 PM
Check Out: 12 PM

15 RV Sites, 15 Tent Sites, 15 No Hookup

Daily Rates: $15.00

Facilities & Services
No Showers, No Water, Pit Toilets


All Ages, No Reservations, Pet Restrictions

Max RV Length 24 ft
Total Sites15
RV Sites15
Tent Sites15
Max RV Length24 ft
No Hookup (15)
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Facilities and Services
  Hours Description Fees
No Showers  
No Water  
Pit Toilets  
  Hours Description Fees
Rock Climbing   Tierra Incognito, Torre Del Sol, the Saturn Boulder, the Maverick Boulder, and the Bovine Dome


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4.3 star rating
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5 star rating
My favorite in Joshua Tree
July 11, 2014
This is my favorite spot in Joshua Tree and I go twice a year. There is a great hike that actually starts in the campground. Most of the spaces are fairly wide apart and its gorgeous there. Try to arrive during the week. It does fill on most of the in season weekends.

We stayed here in a Truck Camper.
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4 star rating
Nice small campground but no shade
October 17, 2012
White Tank is a nice small primitive campground (all campgrounds inside the main part of the park are primitive). Sites are well spaced and separated by boulders offering enough privacy. Each one has a picnic table, fire ring and grill. However, during the day there is little to no shade. The half mile Arch Rock Nature trail starts in the campground and the trail goes along the edge of one site. This means you can get a few hikers passing through the campground and even your site during the day. Nice sunsets. Big enough for small to mid size RVs. No running water only several vault toilets.

We stayed here in a Truck Camper.
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4 star rating
Splended campground but gets crowded during the day
Peter Indy
November 18, 2011
We found White Tank to be a very nice campground. There are only 15 sites and each site is surrounded or shielded by boulders, lending an air of privacy. The desert views are wonderful. There are no hookups here. No dumpstation or water either. Still it's worth staying here for the views. My only complaint is it can get crowded during the daytime because the campground is very close to a popular hiking trail and hikers often pass by to use the toilets. It shouldn't be a problem if you're hiking during the daytime yourself, but make sure your stuff is safe nonetheless. Also, this place is not good for big rigs because the sites are too small and the road too narrow.

We stayed here in a Travel Trailer.
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