Date Received: 1/2015

Region = 11, 14

Submitted By = Linda Smerber

Park/Location = Joshua Tree National Park
Campground = Ryan or Black Rock Canyon Horse Camp
Location = 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA

Type = Public
Potable Water Available = NO
Horse Water Available = NO
Telephone = No
Restroom = yes
Showers = no
Firepits = yes
Picnic tables = yes
Bear Proof Containers = n/a
Camp Host = no
Corrals = no
High ties = no
Store = 10 miles
Trailer Access = 1 (1/easy - 10/difficult)
Trailer Parking = 1 (1/easy - 10/difficult)
Trails Level = 1 to 3 (1/easy - 10/difficult)
Rider Level = 1 to 3 (1/beginner - 10/very experianced)

Dogs allowed in camp = yes
Dogs allowed on trails = no

Other Info =
Fee = yes, $10 - $15/night

Reservations Required = yes, Black Rock Equestrian Camp, no, Ryan Campground
Reservations Through = Black Rock thru www.reserveamerica.com
Contact Name = Black Rock Horse Camp/Ryan Horse Camp
Contact Phone = 1-877-444-6777 or 760-367-5545

Black Rock campsites

Ryan campsites

More Info:

Black Rock Equestrian sites are for campers with horses only; there are no horse corrals; sites have shared hitching posts, fire pits and picnic tables. Restrooms are available in the adjacent family campground.

Dogs are not permitted on the trails and may not be left unattended in the campground.

Camping and Backcountry Use:
The Spring is best, the desert comes alive with flowers and all the beautiful Joshua trees in bloom--and it is still cool out--Too hot in the summer to ride here. PLUS--YOU MUST BRING WATER--THERE IS NONE AVAILABLE FOR YOU OR YOUR HORSE. Also, pellet feed only, NO HAY ALLOWED. A nice weekend ride to experience the natural desert. Also limited people facilities, so self-contained rigs work best.--the beauty is worth the ride. Trails are sandy wash beds to gentle rocky hill trails.

Ryan and Black Rock campgrounds have designated areas for horses. A $15 per-night fee is charged at Black Rock. Reservations for Black Rock horse camp may be made by calling 1-877-444-6777. A $10 per-night fee is charged at Ryan; water is not available. Call 760-367-5545, MonFri, 8 am to 4 pm, to make reservations for camping at Ryan. Reservations are not required for day use.

To access the Black Rock Canyon area, riders may enter at the Hi-View Nature Trail, Machris Wash, Long Canyon, and Little Long Canyon.

Joshua Tree National Park 74485 National Park Drive Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-3597

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