Another favorite place is Jumbo Rocks Campground. It is centrally located and we stay here to explore other park areas. There are 124 sites in this large campground. It can accommodate trailers and RVs; all sites may be reserved, click here to check the specific site for your trailer or RV. It is a great Joshua Tree National Park campgrounds.
There is s short nature trail to Skull Rock. A favorite stop for most visitors.
It is a 5.5-mile drive to Barker Dam. There is a loop 1.1-mile easy nature trail that takes you out to the dam and back. There are many interesting rock formations and some native rock art along the way.
Wall Street Mill Trail
Another interesting hike is the Wall Street Mill Trail. The trailhead starts just east of the Barker Dam area from a dirt parking lot off Queen Valley Road. We have never walked to the old mill site but have explored the bolder wonderland along the trail. We have seen many rock climbers in the area with an endless supply of formations to scale. Jumbo Rocks Joshua Tree National Park Campgrounds are great for exploring this area.
Keys View is a 12.5-mile drive from the campground with panoramic views of the Coachella Valley. On a clear day, you can see all the way to Mexico. It is wheelchair accessible.
Around the Campground
There are a lot of interesting formations right around the campgrounds and a short path to the amphitheater.
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