• Sun, October 28, 2018
  • 8:30 AM
  • Joshua Tree National Park

Experience the majestic desert sunrises and sunsets among the giant boulders of Joshua Tree Park. This place is the stuff of camping dreams…starry nights, huge scale rocks, great hikes, beautiful sites and beautiful views. Explore nearby trails that traverse the boulders and visit some historical sites hidden by time and desert climate. We have reserved the most popular and best sites located among the largest boulders and includes the 'cove' sites. Walk up the boulders for best views overlooking the surrounding desert!

Registration Members Only- Prices are based upon you being a Great Outdoors member. To join and purchase a membership:click hereMembers from other chapters should contact our GOPS Webmaster (click here to email)  to be added to our Chapter's website to enable registration for our events.  Each person going must complete a separate registration.  

Registration notes: Parking space is limited. Consider ride-sharing.RV driver must select a site that is long enough to accommodate both their rig and any tow vehicle.If you are bringing a tow vehicle, please indicate at time of registration. This includes if you are towing a trailer behind your vehicle. We need this information to assign sites. Tent campers may share a site with RV if parking space is available at the site. Parking for tent is limited to standard size vehicle.  RV's select site size that your rig and tow will  fit into. Select your registration that conforms to the following definitions.

RVis a vehicle designed as temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, travel or season use.  RVs may be motorized (motorhomes) or towable (travel trailers, folding camping trailers and truck campers).

Tent: a collapsible shelter of fabric stretched and sustained by poles and used for camping. 

Schedule Of Events

Sunday, Oct 28

  • Noon - Check-in 
  • 2:30 pm - Explore local trail Skull Rock 
  • 5:15 pm - Sunset hike nearby location top of the boulders*
  • 5:55 pm Sunset  5:55 PM
  • 5:30 pm - Tea Time meet and greet site 01. Bring your favorite beverage and appetizer.
  • 6:30 pm - Dinner on your own*
  • 7:00 pm - Group campfire activities - Site 01

Monday, Oct 29

  • 9:00 am - Hike Crown Point Lookout* Trail begins from camp site.
  • 1:00 pm - Hike Samuelson Rocks or Split Rock*
  • 6:00 pm - Potluck  (bring a dish to share)
  • 6:00 pm - Dutch Oven demo - desert or stew preparation to share*
  • 7:00 pm - Group Campfire - Site 01

Tuesday, Oct 30

  • 9:00 am - Hike*
  • 12:00 pm - Check-out time

*Check campground white board for updates and hike/outing details.

CARPOOLING ENCOURAGED - LIMITED PARKING SPACESplease be sure to indicate if you are in a carpool for this event when you register. Glen S. who lives in Joshua Tree VillageMAP CLICK HEREhas offered secure parking at his place for carpooling. ContactScottif interested.

Amenities: Vault toilets, tables, fire ring. NO WATER - BRING DRINKING WATER, Showers and  camp supplies available at town of Joshua Tree,Coyote Corner.

Trails: Skull Rock, Crown Point Lookout, Samuelson Rocks, Live Oak and Ivanpah Tank, Split Rock, Twin Tanks, John's Camp, Lucky Boy Loop, Queen mine.

What to Bring: PLENTY OF WATER, Ten Essentialscamp chair, camping/cooking gear, food, warm/cool weather clothing, day pack for hiking, potluck item, firewood, ear plugs for sleeping and your name tag.

Directions: Jumbo Rocks Campground is centrally located along Park Boulevard. The campground is approximately 12 miles from Twentynine Palms and 21 miles from the town of Joshua Tree. MAP CLICK HERE

Climate:  Hist. Avg.:  78° / 52°   Weather Forecast - click here

Refunds Refund available only if there is a waitlist.

Area Information: No cell service or WiFi. No dump station. No water. 

Payments:  Although a PayPal screen will appear requesting payment via PayPal, you can scroll down on that screen and pay with a credit card without needing a PayPal account.

Trip Leaders:Scott Connelly and John Niedzwiedz: eMail click here

Photos: Jumbo Rocks Campground  & Prior Jumbo Rocks Campout

Pets: Pets not allowed on trails. Must be on leash in camp. Snakes and scorpions may be present.


 Health Problems/allergies:  Discuss any medical concerns with the trip/ hike leader if you wish.

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