If you’re looking for a gorgeous winter camping destination but also wanting to escape the frigid temps, why not hitch up your new or used RV and hit the road for Joshua Tree National Park? It’s a stunning national park in southern California and the average winter temps range in the 60-70s. Have yourself a balmy little Christmas!
What IS a Joshua Tree?! About the Park
A Joshua tree is a whimsical, wonky member of the yucca tree family and you’ll wonder if you stepped right into a Dr. Seuss book! It has spiky leaves and zigzaggy branches. Every Joshua tree truly looks like it has its own personality! Believe it or not, it’s been used for thousands of years – both in practical ways like basket weaving and sandal making, as well as using the flowers and seeds for food.
The National Park Service website mentions the following about this iconic camping destination
Two distinct desert ecosystems, the Mojave and the Colorado, come together in Joshua Tree National Park. A fascinating variety of plants and animals make their homes in a land sculpted by strong winds and occasional torrents of rain. Dark night skies, a rich cultural history, and surreal geologic features add to the wonder of this vast wilderness in southern California. Come explore for yourself.
Joshua Tree National Park also has loads of outdoor recreation opportunities for visitors to enjoy – like horseback riding, rock climbing, and more. You can find out more about different activities at Joshua Tree National Park here.
RV Camping at the Park
You’re in luck – Joshua Tree National Park has several campgrounds that are ideal for RVers, which you can check out here. However, it is a pretty popular winter camping destination, so you’ll want to get your reservation booked as early as possible. There are lots of campgrounds in close proximity to the park, as well, so even if you don’t find a spot directly within the borders, you can still easily stay nearby.
Before You Go