OPTIONAL: $15 to have food/firewood included. The deadline to add food/firewood is Wednesday, March 6. (If you have special dietary needs or allergies, you should probably bring your own food)
UPDATE 2/28-**MENU (for those chipping in for food/firewood)**
Bring your own beverages and snacks. We are providing food for Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday.
Breakfast Saturday- Scrambled eggs, crumbled sausage, tortillas, and fixins for breakfast burritos.
Lunch Saturday- Ham or Turkey sandwiches, fruit, chips
Dinner Saturday- Chili; turkey and pork, with and without kidney beans.
Breakfast Sunday- "Leftovers" and Oatmeal- whatever eggs, sausage, lunch meat, bread, fruit, etc that remain and a variety of instant oatmeal will be provided. (We'd rather use it up than pack it out)
NOTE: Everyone that is chipping in for food will be assigned some "KP" duties for at least one of the meals. This may include helping to prep/cook or it may be cleaning up afterward. It'll be a team effort every time, so no one is stuck doing it all.
UPDATE 2/28-*A few things I'd like to mention to every one*
1. To reduce waste on this trip, please avoid bringing glass bottles. There is drinking water at the campground, so bring refillable containers instead of multiple bottles. Bring larger bottles of sodas, fruit juices, etc, to reduce waste. Take your empty recyclables with you and recycle them.
2. Bring re-usable utensils, plates, bowls, and cups. I will have dishwashing supplies for you to use.
3. If you are at the campground for dinner on Friday, we will have the stove, fire, etc that you can use to cook your food if necessary. Anyone coming later in the evening should probably eat on the way.
4. Those that don't chip in for food will still assist with cleaning up each evening and making sure trash isn't being left around the base camp.
5.Bring a camp/beach chair or several to socialize at the base camp in the evening.
UPDATE 2/17-*THE CAMPGROUND IS SOLD OUT*
Activities and Amenities Within Facility (no showers, just toilets)
Know Before You Go
•There is no access into the main portion of the park from the campground, except by hiking trails
•Fall and spring are the busiest times of year and reservations often book up early
•If you arrive after noon on the day following your first reserved night, call[masked]; if you cannot call, check in or visibly occupy your site by noon or you will forfeit your site
•Equestrian sites are for campers with horses only; there are no horse corrals; sites have shared hitching posts, fire pits and picnic tables
•Gathering firewood is not allowed in the park
•Groups larger than 18 people (three sites), please call[masked] for more information
•This facility has a backcountry registration board; visitors who will be backpacking in the park are required to park and register at a backcountry registration board
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Take Interstate 10 to Route 62 into the town of Yucca Valley. Turn south on Joshua Lane and follow signs to campground, about five miles from the turn.
If coming south on Highway 247, go straight across Highway 62 and continue onto Joshua Lane. There will be no sign for the park as you cross Route 62.