Corn Springs Campground

The Corn Springs Campground is located deep in a canyon of the Chuckwalla Mountains and has a $6.00 per night camping fee. Situated adjacent to a stand of California fan palms. This oasis supports abundant wildlife and is an important stopping place for migratory birds. Wheelchair accessible. Corn Springs was a major occupation site of prehistoric Native American Indian groups. The petroglyphs at Corn Springs are one of the finest examples of rock art in the Colorado Desert. They display a wide variety of elements and cover a long time span, with the earliest petroglyphs dating as far back as 10,000 years. In addition to being a route for Native American Indians moving east and west, Corn Springs was used by the Chemehuevi Indians who moved into California about 1,100 A.D. These Native American Indians lived in harmony with the desert ecosystem, utilizing many of the native plants.

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The Bureau of Land Management has operated the fan palm oasis as a campground since 1968. It is our goal to provide opportunities for environmentally responsible recreation. Corn Springs Campground has a ½-mile interpretive trail easily hiked in tennis shoes.  Visitors participate in hiking to other destinations, sightseeing, photography; bird watching, horseback riding and picnicking. 
Nine campsites, including one group site, is available with tables, grills, potable water, shade ramadas and an accessible vaulted toilet.  Two-wheel drive passenger vehicles can reach the campground. Fee is $6.00 per night. All sites are first come, first served.

1. Please camp in designated spaces only.
2. All pets must be on a leash within the campground.
3. Please clean up behind your pets.
4. Quiet hours are between 9:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.
5. Build fires only in fire pits and grills.
6. No plant or wildlife collecting allowed within 2 miles of campground

Desert Survival Safety Tips:

  1. Always, inform someone of your destination.  Tell them your route of travel and when you expect to return.
  2. Carry at least one gallon of water per person per day on your trip.
  3. Make sure your vehicle is in good working condition.  If your vehicle breaks down, stay near it.  A vehicle is visible for miles, but a person on foot is very difficult to find.
  4. Wear layered clothing to slow dehydration and decrease exposure to the elements.


Geographic Coordinates

33.6262, -115.3265


The campground is located about 10 miles from Interstate 10. Two-wheel-drive passenger vehicles can reach the campground. From Interstate 10, take Exit # 201 onto Chuckwalla Valley Road. Take Chuckwalla Valley Road south to Corn Springs Road. Turn right onto Corn Springs Road and drive 6.8 miles. You will see the sign for Corn Springs Campground in front of the oasis. Turn right into the campground.