Ribbonwood Equestrian Campground

Area Status: Open
trees, pinic table, horse corral

As of Thursday, 05/26/2022, No wood or charcoal fires or barbecues are allowed due to high fire danger. Gas/Propane appliances are permitted with fuel shut-off valve.

Located in a chaparral brush/high desert environment, Ribbonwood Equestrian Campground offers 8 spacious pull-through campsites with room for large vehicles and trailers. Each campsite has a picnic tables, fire ring, two horse corrals (10' X 10"), and potable water hookup.

Roads and spurs are gravel, and as such may not be level. Campground amenities include accessible flush toilets, hot showers, hitch rack and potable drinking water. Campsites are only available by advanced reservation through Recreation.gov; First come, first served sites are NOT available.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Available by reservation only. Check our fire restrictions page for details and exemptions.
Reservations: Call 1-877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov. Reservations can be made as early as 6 months or as late as 3 days in advance.
Fees:   U.S. Fee Area Logo $15 per night, holders of Interagency Senior or Access cards are entitled to 50% campsite fee reduction. Holder of the card must be present.
Best Season: Spring and Fall
Restrictions: The fee allows for a maximum of 8 people per campsite and entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle. There are no refunds for inclement weather. Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed.
Closest Towns: Pinyon, Mountain Center, Palm Desert.
Water: Drinking
Restroom: Yes
Information Center:
Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument
51500 Highway 74
Palm Desert, CA 92260

General Information


From Palm Springs/Highway 111: take the Palms to Pines Highway (Hwy 74) South approximately 16 miles to the community of Pinyon. Take a left turn onto Transfer Station Road (Watch for signs/directions). Entrance is on right-hand side. From Anza: take highway 371 East to the Palms to Pines Highway (Hwy 74). Turn Right onto Hwy 74, and drive approximately 10 miles North to the community of Pinyon. Turn Right onto Transfer Station Road(watch for Signs/Directions). Campground is on the right-hand side.

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