As of April 10, 2019, Mojave Trails National Monument is under Stage II fire restrictions. Campfires are only allowed within approved fire pits and grills provided in developed recreation sites (Afton Canyon). Rock ring campfires are NOT allowed. Controlled flame devices will need a California Campfire Permit.
Afton Canyon Campground offers 22 developed campsites and a group campsite. Campsites offer picnic tables, shade structures, restrooms and trash receptacles. Afton Canyon is a great weekend getaway, a location to stay at the start or end of your Mojave Road adventure, or a nice midway stop between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. The access road is generally passable with passenger cars until the campground, after that, high-clearance 4x4s are required to continue along the route. The only camping allowed in Afton Canyon is at the developed campsite, in order to protect sensitive resources in the canyon.
Dispersed camping is permitted on all BLM lands within the National Monument, except in the Afton Canyon Area of Critical Environmental Concern and the main Amboy Crater parking lot. Campers may occupy a single site for a maximum of 14 days, and then move to a new location at least 25 miles away. Campsites must be at least 1/4 mile from wildlife water sources, whether natural or manmade. Camping in previously disturbed sites is encouraged. Permits and fees are not required for dispersed camping on BLM lands.