Joshua Tree National Park is a treasure. From our first visit two years ago the memories of the spectacular scenery has stayed with us. As the plan for our route north diverged, as they tend to do, the parks of Utah were not to be this time around but that didn’t mean we were going to miss out on Joshua Tree.
When we last camped at Joshua Tree we spent one stormy night nearly getting stuck in the free BLM camping and two nights within the park. Since that time it appears the reservation system for the park has turned into a cluster of bureaucracy Even while empty campsites existed, the Rangers no longer allow you to simply pick a site and use a pay envelope in a good percentage of the park’s campgrounds. Instead, you need to drive back to the ranger stations, located miles away from the campsite, to make the reservation and pay there.
Not in the mood to play that game, we simply enjoyed our day in the park and headed to Joshua Tree Lake RV resort for the night.
This eclectic little campground is part camping, part music festival, part star parties, and hosts it’s very own mini Burning Man.
No words from me can better express the magic of this place so I’ll leave it here. If you haven’t been. GO