Joshua Tree Lake RV & Campground
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Power: 30 Amps
Gorgeous sunsets, Privacy - What's NOT to Love?
As we were considering buying an RV, we decided to rent one for a few days and found this site on the internet. We went in November, 2013, just a few weeks after a big music festival that is sited at the park. This explains the structures there, which were rather funky yet sad when we were there. They also do an astronomy show a few times a year, which is probably fun and would be a reason to return (I can skip the music festival).
There is a lake but it's just a little swampy thing that you can walk around in about 5-6 minutes, taking your time. At night they've strung up some lights which give it an ethereal air that is lacking during the daytime. However, they've stocked it with some fish and you can pay them to fish there (you don't need a regular fishing license). We brought poles but after taking a look, decided not to bother, although we saw a guy teaching his cute four-year-old son the basics. It's good for stuff like that, but probably not for a more experienced fisherman.
It was relaxing, though, to sit on one of the benches and watch the birds fly overhead and wait for the ducks to come calling, looking for treats - they know their humans well.
Of course, you're in the high desert, so you're bound to have a gorgeous sunset - we had one every day we were there and a couple of beautiful sunrises, too.
We did have some neighbors who played their music rather loud in the morning, but the quiet times were exactly that - very quiet. Not a lot of neighbors when we were there, which led to the relaxation and charm of it.
It's about a 10-15 minute drive to the northern entrance of Joshua Tree National Park. We didn't have a toad vehicle as this was a rental and our first time driving a motorhome, so we were parked and stayed until we left.
We didn't use the bathrooms on the site, choosing to utilize the MH, as we were testing out everything. The hookups were fine and the dumpsite worked easily. My husband bought wi-fi and he said it worked well. But note it was not free.
Would we return? Maybe. If we were more experienced, we'd probably try boondocking in the park itself, but if that weren't available, we'd probably come back. Just not the weekend of the music festival (smile).