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Reviewed 4 May 2011

Camped there for a night with one of my sons. We got in two photography hikes. Very nice campground, peaceful and filled with views. The weather was absolutely perfect. You definitely want to stay here in the Spring

Stayed: April 2011
Thank Hiking4photos
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Reviewed 6 April 2011

Black Rock Canyon is really nice.

It has water (flush toilets!); it has a tents-only area (no RV generator noise--fantastic!); it has short and long hiking trails directly accessible from the campground; it has lots of birds and mammals (we saw Gamble quail, cactus wrens, jackrabbits, fluff-tail rabbits (their scientific name), a coyote, and a kangaroo rat); it has a small nature center; it is close to Yucca Valley and restaurants.
And it has relatively few rock climbers--which, although my husband is a rock climber, is rather nice when you are on a family trip.
All in all, a great choice. We'll be back.

Room Tip: Campsites 78-83 were all very nice. 77 wasn't.
  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with family
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3  Thank JB-in-SB
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Reviewed 8 January 2011

I am not really a desert type of person (forests are more my thing), but I fell in love with all the rock formations the first time I stayed at Indian Cove in the main part of Joshua Tree. We usually go with a large group that reserves groups sites at Indian Cove, but we had recently gotten a trailer and needed to book an individual site, but by then there were no sites available at Indian Cove, so we booked at Black Rock (about a 1/2 hour drive away). I checked out Black Rock Campground beforehand and and knew it lacked the towering rock formations common to other areas of Joshua Tree Nat'l Part. I anticipated flat, bland landscape at Black Rock, but figured it didn't really matter since we were basically only going to sleep there while spending the days with the rest of the group at Indian Cove. However, as we pulled into the campground, I was really very pleasantly surprised. It is definitely desert landscape, but was actually very pretty. I expected rather flat terrain which was not the case at all. It is actually situated on a slightly rolling hillside with lots of Joshua Trees and other vegetation, but the spot at our site where we parked our trailer was flat. The flush toilet bathroom was fine and the personnel at the visitor's station were friendly and helpful. I definitely wouldnt mind returning to Black Rock Campgroud as a primary destination.

Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Gengil
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Reviewed 17 May 2010

Midweek this camp is lovely and peaceful but does get busy at weekends. There are Joshua Trees all round the site and wonderful valley views. Having been to quite a few national parks this camp was not kept as clean as some and I didn't see anyone clean the toilet block in the 5 days we were there. (the sink area was definately not wiped down) Also the tent pitches were uneven and sloped, you will need proper steel pegs here, we even bent one in half trying to hammer it in to the hard ground. There seemed to be a problem with drinking water too as the two spigots closest to us were out of action. I didn't see anywhere to wash dishes or pour dish water, though a sign said not to do this in the toilet block. We enjoyed our stay here very much, we're not fussy about this sort of thing, but we were surprised that things seem to be being neglected a little. Perhaps due to cuts in funding?

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank LondonKazza
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Reviewed 7 April 2007

We stayed at Black Rock Campground in Joshua Tree for a couple of reasons- first because we were able to make reservations ahead of time, so we weren't risking not having a place to camp for the night (only 2 campgrounds are reservable ahead of time, the others are on first come-first served basis). Second, we wanted to stay somewhere that had running water. Flush toilets at Black Rock were a plus but not a necessity.

Each site had a fire grate and picnic table and was actually quite spacious (Jumbo Rock seemed to have some cramped sites). This campsite didn't have the big rocks all around it (as compared to White Tank), but it did have a nice bunch of Joshua trees and a visitor's station to ask questions, pick up maps, and purchase souvenirs.

Black Rock is not in the main part of the park- You actually drive through Yucca and then enter the campground. In order to access the main park (to pay the park fee and see the main sights), you can either hike or do what we did and drive in through the west entrance. At first we were worried that it was too close to the town of Yucca, but it was fine. We got to see some wildlife (gamble quails!) and heard coyotes in the early morning.

Sorry for the sideways photos- I can't figure out how to rotate on here!

  • Stayed: April 2007, travelled with friends
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6  Thank brouhaha63
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