Cottonwood Campground

Cottonwood Campground

The Cottonwood Campground is campground located in Joshua Tree National Park in San Bernardino, California. Reservations are required only during the busy season from September to May.

The campground is host of 62 campsites with tables, fire rings and vault toilets. The Campground is near the Cottonwood Visitor Center in the southeast part of the park. The closest metropolitan area is Indio about 30 miles away.

Joshua Tree National Park is a fantastic destination for those interested in Outdoor recreation including hiking, biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, bouldering, star-gazing, flowers and wildlife viewing. There are many historic sites in Joshua Tree National Park.

Because of the park’s very dry climate, fire danger in Joshua Tree is almost always very high. Be cautious. Campfires are allowed only in designated fire rings or grills that are found in park campgrounds or picnic areas. Keep fires small. Bring your own firewood. You may not gather park vegetation, whether living or dead, to fuel your campfire. If you plan to have a campfire, bring extra water to douse it thoroughly.

Campground Summary

Name Cottonwood Campground
LocationJoshua Tree National Park,
San Bernardino, California
Latitude, Longitude33.7426154,-115.8170727
Elevation3000 feet
Number of Sites62
AmenitiesTables, fire rings

Campground Map

The campground is near the South Entrance near Cottonwood Spring. There is an access point along Interstate 10 about 25 miles east of Indio, California. The Campground is off of Pinto Basin Road, next to The Cottonwood Visitor Center.


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