Jumbo Rocks  

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Jumbo Rocks       33°59’28”N  116°03’38”W Elevation 4349′

Piles of Boulders

Now THAT’S a jumbo rock!

Topographic map of area


Interstate 10 East to Hwy 62 North (Twentynine Palms Highway). Turn south into the park Joshua Tree Village. Follow the main road bearing south and east.


125 sites, no water. Crowded on weekends.


Open all year, most popular in Winter/Spring


$5 camping fee in addition to the $10 entrance fee.

Nearby Hiking Trails:

Skull Rock: 1.7-mile loop trail begins at Jumbo Rocks Campground, just beyond loop E.

Nearby 4×4 Trails:

Geology Tour Road: The road turns south from the paved road 2 miles west of Jumbo Rocks Campground. The distance from the junction to Squaw Tank is 5.4 miles. This section is mostly downhill but bumpy and sandy. Starting at Squaw Tank, a 6-mile circular route can be taken that explores Pleasant Valley.

This is the most popular (and most crowded) campground in the park.
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Managing Agency:
National Park Service