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Joshua Tree NP – Cottonwood Group Campsite 3 nights

December 5, 2019, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Put yourself on the waitlist if you are interested. More information to follow.

I will post activities as we get closer to Dec. I hope to have a few options each day for folks.

This is a National Park so please, no dogs.

I am not sure if there are places around Joshua to rent a room. If anyone is interested in pursuing that thought, let me know what you find.


Cottonwood Group Campground is one of the best places in Joshua Tree National Park for stargazing and wildflower viewing. The group campground is part of the main Cottonwood Campground and has three sites that are by reservation only. It is one of three group campgrounds in the park and the only campground that lies in the southern section.

Travelers who enjoy warm, dry winters flock to Joshua Tree from October through May, when temperatures reach between 70 to 90-degrees during the day and drop to 40 to 60-degrees at night. Summer is the park’s off-season due to the uncomfortably high desert heat. Cottonwood Group Campground is at an elevation of 3,000 ft. and has little shade from vegetation; however, there are picnic shelters that provide shade at each site.Natural Features:

The landscape around Cottonwood is that of the Colorado Desert, which encompasses the southern edge of the park and a large portion of Southern California. Rather than being surrounded by large rock formations and uniquely-shaped Joshua trees, like campgrounds in the northern section, this facility overlooks flat, open-desert shrubland. It is also further from towns or cities that would contribute light pollution. As a result, it offers wide, dark and uninterrupted views of the night sky that draw astronomers and amateur sky watchers alike.

Activities and Amenities:

Within Facility



Campfire Rings

Drinking Water

Dump Station

Educational Programs

Flush Toilets


Parking Area

Picnic Shelters

Picnic Tables


Star Gazing

Visitor Center


December 5, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Joshua Tree National Park
100 TBA
Jashua Tree, CA us
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