SHEEP PASS GROUP, CA

Sheep Pass Group Campground is centrally located within Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California and is easily accessible to hiking trails and rock climbing routes. It is one of three group campgrounds in the park. Towering rock formations and uniquely-shaped Joshua trees ...
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  • This facility is limited to tent camping only; recreational vehicles and habitable trailers are prohibited
  • Pets are not allowed on trails and are restricted to developed areas only
  • Gathering firewood is not allowed within the national park
  • If you will arrive more than 24 hours after your scheduled arrival, please call 760-362-4367
  • Rock climbing and hiking are available in the area, but organized or special events may require a permit from the Special Use Office; call 760-367-5545
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Group Area GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC 50 0
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Sheep Pass Group Campground is centrally located within Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California and is easily accessible to hiking trails and rock climbing routes. It is one of three group campgrounds in the park. Towering rock formations and uniquely-shaped Joshua trees surround the facility.

Travelers who enjoy warm, dry winters flock to Joshua Tree from October through May, when temperatures hover in the 70 to 90-degree range during the day and drop to a 40 to 60-degree range at night. Summer is the park's off-season due to the uncomfortably-high desert heat. Sheep Pass is at an elevation of 4,500 feet and has a mix of both sun and shade.

Natural Features:

The distinctive shape of Joshua trees and the huge rocks that surround them draw tourists and scientists alike to the national park. Joshua trees are a member of the yucca family that have long evergreen leaves, shaggy bark and bunches of white flowers that bloom in spring. The rocks were formed by volcanic activity millions of years ago and have been exposed and shaped by wind and water over time. They brighten with soft pastel hues in the morning and evening sunlight and glow with campfire light at night.

Visitors may want to keep their eyes out for typical desert inhabitants such as lizards, rattlesnakes, scorpions, ravens, squirrels, coyotes and desert tarantulas during the cooler months of the year. Bobcats and mountain lions do live in the park, however they are rarely seen near humans.

Recreation:

Sheep Pass is very close to many hiking trails, popular rock climbing routes and a central location for sightseeing within the park.

Facilities:

There are six group sites within the campground. Electrical hookups and drinking water are not provided.

Booking Window
Sat Apr 26 2014 - Fri Apr 24 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates
Reservations may be made for January 1 through December 31

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Hiking
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Tables
  • Rock Climbing
  • Star Gazing
  • Tent sites
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jan 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $40.00
Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Dec 31 2015
GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $40.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
33.99917, -116.11806
33°59'57"N, 116°7'5"W

Take Interstate 10 to Route 62. From the town of Joshua Tree turn south on Park Blvd. and continue through the West Entrance. The campground is 13 miles from the entrance station and the city of Twentynine Palms.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

SHEEP PASS GROUP
74485 National Park Dr
Twentynine Palms CA 92277

Phone Number:

Information: (760)362-4367
For general park information call 760-367-5500