Starland is a campground/retreat
center located in a Southern California high desert setting near Joshua
Tree. It is run by a resident and non-resident community.
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Covid-19 Prevention Orders For the
Starland Community Revised April 2021
Make your plans to enjoy Starland Community this
summer! We're updating, remodeling, and rebuilding our facilities and our
land, to provide a safe, lovely, and wonderful place for our visitors.
We will begin taking reservations for our campground on June 1, 2021.
According to the CDC and the Statewide reopening plans, we will reopen the
camp on June 15, 2021. Please check in with us, by email only (link to
reservation email address), to make a reservation, beginning June 1, for
camping out (RV site, Tent Camping, or a Summer Cabin) on June 15 or later
Our Members and Visitors must bring their own masks and hand
sanitizers. Social distance will be maintained at all times. Masks will be
worn in the Main Hall and our Common House, and are optional outdoors. All
members and visitors will sign a waiver of responsibility upon arrival to
We look forward to seeing you this Summer!
We hope this info will inspire you to visit someday
Community is located in a rural neighborhood, on a desert bluff, surrounded
by mountains and canyons. We welcome adults (18 and older) from all walks of
life. We are LGBTQIA inclusive
honoring all visitors. Most of the property could be
offer a rustic and simple, yet loved place to relax, and enjoy the splendors
of the Mojave Desert.
Our facilities are available for group and
workshops or other events.
Starland Community is located in California's Mojave Desert,
and is 3500 ft. above sea level. We have four distinct seasons at Starland
Community. Average temperatures (F): January: High-50; Low-30;April: High-80; Low-50; July:
High-95+; Low-70; October: High-80; Low-50. Winters are often quite windy and
cold, sometimes a trace of snow falls; Spring and Fall are the best
times to visit, with balmy
warm temperatures, few rain storms, and calm air. Summers can be hot, windy, and dry. Generally, be
prepared for unusual conditions, since the weather is known to change
quickly, and in a short time.
Starland Community is a home for its residents, and a quiet
retreat for members and guests. As a private not-for-profit organization, Starland Community's
residents and other volunteers serve as the keepers of the land, and the
hosts to its members. Our funding comes from member dues, fees for overnight accommodations,
resident rents, and friendly, generous donations.
Membership and Dues
We require every person in your party to sign up for
Membership. This process is simple, and is done
upon arrival. The basic Bright
Star Membership is $10 per person, and is good through Dec. 31, 2021.
Couples and those bringing a
friend to Starland may consider the Shining Star Membership, at $60 per
person. A Shining Star
Member is offered two nights, twice, during the term of membership, for two
people, free! Further
details are available upon request. For the Members who have been active
Community for at least one year, we offer the Shooting Star Lifetime
Membership, $1,000 per person. No more annual dues renewals, and several exciting
perks come with this membership. Ask us
for more details.
Where is Starland Community?
Starland Community is located 10 miles from Yucca Valley,
California, and is 45 miles north of Palm Springs, CA, 130 miles from
either San Diego or Los Angeles, CA, 480 miles from San Francisco, CA, 240 miles from Las Vegas, NV, and 220 miles from Phoenix,
AZ. Joshua Tree National Park is 25 miles, and the USMC-29 Palms base is 30 miles away.
What We Offer
Individual Adult "Open
Camping" We offer our RV sites, with or without full utilities; Two cabins
and one Guest Room; and many level, shaded, soft-sand sites for tent
camping. Our Open Camping capacity is 30 individuals at one time.
Individuals and small private groups are reminded to bring adequate water,
food, and other provisions. Our outdoor tables and grills, found on the
Common House Patio, are available to all visitors.
Make your reservation
Bringing a Pet? Please check
out our pet policy HERE.
Group Meetings and Gatherings Our Main Hall and our dining facility have a
capacity for up to 30 "Covid-era" people. Advance reservations are
requested. Exclusive or non-exclusive use of the property is possible. No
matter what the purpose is, or what your group's identity is, we welcome
you. We welcome LGBTgroups, Naturists, Diverse-identity, and any group that
seeks a safe and quiet location for its gathering. Check in with us
We serve as a Southern California home base for
Network for a New Culture, Radical Faeries, Burning Man and other groups and