If you are checking out Los Angeles, or if you are preparing a camping journey to California, then the Joshua Tree National Park is well worth a visit– particularly if you like the outdoors and have a passion for outdoor activities. Located just 140 miles from LA, it’s well within an excursion from the city and even in one day, you’ll have the ability to take the opportunity to follow one of the much shorter hiking trails within the park and take part in some activities (depending upon how long you can stay in the park prior to having to start back for the city).
This is a desert location and as such you need to have water with you. Likewise, once inside the park, there’s no concession areas where you can buy materials so you should take any food you’ll need with you. This is a natural surroundings and as such, there are lots of park rules that you need to comply with so a visit to the visitor’s center is a need to prior to you go into the park– you’ll also get a smart idea of exactly what’s occurring where in the park here as well as have the ability to get a map of the area. Note there are no RV hook-up areas within the park.
Readily available in the park are camping centers however locations are restricted and there’s no “overflow” outdoor camping location so if you are wanting to camp in the park, ensure you book your space before leaving house. The included reward of an over night stay in the Joshua Tree National Park is the starlit sky– astronomy followers will like this park for the chance it provides to study the night sky. There are also night-time ranger programs available on certain nights so examine what’s taking place in which camping area prior to you make your appointment.
Whether you want to partake in bird viewing activities, or something more educational such as the geology motor trip, or even a laborious activity like rock climbing, there’s something for everybody in the Joshua Tree National forest.