Coachella Valley Preserve


NEEDS UPDATE Afton Canyon is one of the hidden gems for spring and fall camping in the Mojave desert.  The campground is a first-come, first-service basis and costs $6 a night. There is also a 14-day stay limit. Each site is equipped with a shade structure, parking area, table, fire pit, and grill. Vault toilets are centrally located. Campfire permits are required and may be restricted in fire season (typically May-October). Campfire permits can be obtained online.



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National Park

Joshua Tree National Park

Besides a visit to the beach, a visit to Joshua Tree National Park is a must for any van or RV nomad exploring Southern California. The park offers excellent adventures to include camping, climbing, hiking, horseback riding, stargazing, and great geologic features that add to the wonder of this vast wilderness.

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Chiriaco Summit Dry Camp Area

This Chiriaco Summit Dry Camp area is perfect for any Van or RV nomad looking for a free place to stay while visiting Joshua Tree or traveling thru. The campground is located behind the General Patton Museum which has military tanks to explore. It provides anyone with a short reprieve from traveling.

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