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Rent camping gear - Joshua Tree National Park

Updated: Aug 25, 2023

Renting camping gear for Joshua Tree National Park trips from Las Vegas is easy and affordable. Forget about the lodges and hotels! There's no better way to escape civilization than by losing oneself in nature. Imagine how amazing the Milky Way will look from your tent while camping under the stars. Now you can save space in your luggage and simply rent outdoor gear for Joshua Tree National Park and the rest of your Southwest adventure.

Here are our suggestions of things to do and places to stay in or near Joshua Tree National Park.

Rental camping gear for Joshua Tree National Park

Browse our rental camp packages and/or supplement your camping gear with individual outdoor rental items. You can hire tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, camping lanterns, camp furniture, coolers and other camp kitchen gear - anything you need for a wonderful outdoor experience at Joshua Tree National Park.

Specifically for Joshua Tree National Park, we recommend getting a 3-season sleeping bag for the greater part of the year. But don't sleep there in summer - June, July, and August are typically too hot to handle! For the rest of the months, check the weather forecast prior to heading out. If temperatures fall to below 50°F, opt for a warmer sleeping bag or consider investing in a sleeping bag liner. In winter and the shoulder seasons, if temperatures fall below 30°F, rent a winter sleeping bag. All of our rental sleeping pads are insulated for all season use.

You should also consider supplementing your rental items with a water jug. The only place to fill up on potable water is at the visitor centers outside of the park. If you're a rock climber, you may want to rent a bouldering crash pad for your trip to Joshua Tree.

Reserve your rental outdoor gear for Joshua Tree National Park through our website and pick up your items in our convenient location near Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas. Ending your trip in a different city? We offer one-way return shipping for most of our items!

Practical information for camping at Joshua Tree National Park

First and foremost, check out our suggestions of things to do and places to stay in or near Joshua Tree National Park. Aside from that, here are a few more important things to know when staying overnight in or near Joshua Tree:

  • There is no water in the park! Fill up a water jug with at least 4 liters of water per person per day.

  • The weather always surprises. During most of the year, excluding summer, prepare for a much colder night than you think. Being a true desert environment, day and nighttime temperatures vary dramatically.

  • Though LA and San Diego are technically closer, the most convenient international airport to Joshua Tree National Park is Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas. It takes about 3 hours to drive directly to the park entrance at Twentynine Palms, you don't need to deal with LA traffic, and you get a nicer drive! But you may want to slow down on your scenic drive through the Mojave National Preserve.

cholla cactus garden
Cholla Cactus Garden in Joshua Tree National Park


Joshua Tree is an amazing place to camp! Take a minute to browse through our rental gear inventory and decide for yourself whether to bring your own gear from home, supplement your personal items, or rent complete camping packages from us.

Feel free to contact us should you need more information about renting gear for camping and/or backpacking in or around Joshua Tree National Park or any other location in the American Southwest.

We look forward to seeing you on the trail!

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