Now that we live in Las Vegas, Joshua Tree is only 3 hours away. We’ve gone a few times as a day trip but realized it makes for a really long and tiring day. Now when we visit, we try to spend at least one night whether it’s camping, glamping, or hotels.
If you want to make the most of your time in the park, we highly recommend camping for convenience. Driving into the main area of the park takes about 30 minutes, and that’s not counting the time you might have to wait at the gate.
We’ve done tent camping, car camping, and even RV camping in Joshua Tree, and so far we’ve camped at Belle, Jumbo Rock, White Tank, and South BLM land.