JOSHUA TREE, CA | 4.2 acres | 23 mins from Joshua Tree Nat’l Park | Public Road Frontage For Sale

  • $21,900

Cheap Land in California near Joshua Tree National Park

Owner Financing Available! (see details below)

Park lovers rejoice! Set up your base camp here while you explore all the natural mountain and desert beauty that surrounds you, with Joshua Tree National Park just 23 minutes away and the San Bernardino mountains one hour to the southwest.

  • 23 mins from Joshua Tree National Park
  • Great Camping Spot for Nearby Park Lovers
  • One Hour from Big Bear and Palm Springs
  • 21 mins to Walmart, Starbucks, & Yucca Valley shops
  • Public Road Frontage
  • Flat & Buildable: Two Lots for Two Homes!
  • Priced about 31% Below Market

PROPERTY: This 4.2 acre property, located just 23 minutes from Joshua Tree National Park, offers an ideal setting for residential or recreational use. The land is mostly cleared with light brush and features flat topography, making it highly buildable with no floodplain concerns. Best of all, since this offering is actually comprised of two 2.1 acre lots, you can actually build two homes here! It boasts 281 feet of frontage on both Jupiter Drive and Mercury Drive, plus 562 feet on Conejo Avenue, all public roads. Utilities such as power are nearby, though a well and septic system will need to be installed. There are no deed restrictions, allowing for flexible use, including mobile homes. The neighborhood is sparsely populated, ensuring a peaceful home base from which to launch your outdoor adventures. Enjoy proximity to Yucca Valley’s amenities and the natural beauty of Joshua Tree National Park and the San Bernardino mountains. Grab this “two for one” deal now at an unbeatable Acretown price!

Call or text Scott directly at 314.639.9777 or email if you have any questions or would like to make an offer. If you’re a Spanish speaker, please ask for Andy on our team and he’ll be glad to help you. We’ve posted a lot of info below – including critical instructions for visiting the property – so please keep reading!

Best Deal in the Market – Check Zillow or Redfin and You’ll Agree!


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  • ADDRESS (street # estimated – use GPS for navigation): 61624 Mercury Drive, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
  • SIZE: 4.2 acres
  • GPS COORDINATES: 34.247959, -116.320699
  • PARCEL #: 0631-232-01-0000  +  0631-232-08-0000
  • ABRIDGED LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Tr No 6091 Joshua Desert Estates No 2 Lot 21 Ex 1/2 Int Mnl Rts Wose  +  Tr No 6091 Joshua Desert Estates No 2 Lot 28 Ex 1/2 Int Mnl Rts Wose
  • FULL LEGAL DESCRIPTION: download here
  • PLAT MAP: download here (get County’s boundary/KML file here – opens in Google Earth)
  • TITLE: General Warranty deed (clean – no back taxes, no liens)
  • MINERAL RIGHTS: any mineral rights we own will convey to buyer (we have no knowledge of severance of mineral rights by a previous owner)
  • DIMENSIONS (approximate): starting at NW corner (intersection of Conejo & Jupiter), 281′ E (along Jupiter Dr) x 602′ S x 281′ W (along Mercury Dr) x 562′ N (along Conejo Ave) to POB
  • FLOODPLAIN: not USGS surveyed, but not known to flood
  • ELEVATION: 2918 feet
  • TERRAIN: generally flat
  • CONDITION: undeveloped, mostly clear, light brush
  • ACCESS: direct frontage on three different public roads (dirt)
    • 281 feet on Jupiter Drive
    • 281 feet on Mecury Drive
    • 562 feet on Conejo Avenue
  • POWER: nearest power pole is 960′ from east property line on Sunset Rd & Mercury Dr, and also Sunset Rd & Jupiter Dr
  • WATER: none (well would need to be installed or water delivered)
  • WASTEWATER: none (septic system would need to be installed)
    • The built-in savings you receive on all Acretown properties frees up extra money to install a variety of conventional and more modern, non-conventional septic systems, like mound systems, pressurized dosing, plastic chamber leach fields, aerobic treatment, etc. (which have become popular solutions to non-satisfactory perc tests).
  • TAXES: $554.60 in 2023
  • HOA: none
  • RESTRICTIONS/ZONING: Single Family Residential (page 100 of San Bernardino Development Code)
    • 4 units per acre
    • setbacks: 25′ from street, 5′ from side, 15′ from rear
    • wells installed at least 100′ from septic leach lines and 150′ from pits
    • mobile homes OK
    • see full development code here
  • SCHOOL DISTRICTS: Joshua Tree (Elementary) – La Contenta (Middle School) – Twentynine Palms (High School)
  • NEAREST CITIES: Joshua Tree < Palm Springs < San Bernardino
  • NEAREST AIRPORTS: Yucca Valley (23 mins), Palm Springs International (1 hr 4 mins), Ontario International (1 hr 51 mins)

Cheap Land near Joshua Tree National Park, California | Road Frontage | 2 Lots in One | 4.2 acres


You can go view the property at your convenience – owner does not need to accompany. Please call/text us to let us know you’re heading out, so we can (1) confirm its availability (our land does sell fast), and (2) ensure we have our phone on us in case you need help or have any questions. We’d appreciate a couple hours notice if possible. In case you lose cell phone service, it may be helpful to print off as many helpful documents as you can before you head out there.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: Click HERE to open the destination in Google Maps, and simply enter your starting point to get step-by-step directions.

  • From this link, you can press “Directions” (on the left), enter your starting point, and Google Maps will provide you with step-by-step directions.
  • You can also click “Send to Phone” if you’re viewing this on your computer
  • And “Save” to download the directions so they’ll still work if you lose cell service.

If for some reason you’re having trouble with that link, you can navigate to GPS coordinates: 34.247959, -116.320699

WALKING THE PROPERTY LINES w/YOUR PHONE: We highly recommend downloading Google Earth to your phone if you don’t already have it. Then . . .

  1. Download the property boundary file (called a KML or KMZ file) here. You may be prompted to click “download” one more time, so do that . . . OR you may be prompted to immediately open the file with Google Earth and, in that case, do that and ignore the remaining steps. Otherwise . . .
  2. Open Google Earth
  3. Go to the main menu (the three horizontal lines at the top left of the screen), then Projects > Open > Import KML file > select the KML file you just downloaded (it should show up on that screen).

Now you should be able to see the property lines on the map, and the green dot represents where you’re currently standing. This is a very important tool to learn BEFORE you head out there. Please call us if you have any questions about it.


If you’re looking for a blend of unique recreational spots and convenient amenities, this area has much to offer. Just 23 minutes south, discover the Milky Way by night and otherworldly rock formations by day in Joshua Tree National Park, where adventure and tranquility blend seamlessly under the vast desert sky. Drive about one hour west to escape to Big Bear, California, a year-round mountain paradise offering breathtaking lake views, thrilling skiing, and cozy alpine charm. When it comes to shopping and essentials, Yucca Valley is less than a half hour away and it hosts a Walmart and a variety of other stores. For more extensive shopping and dining options, head to California’s iconic desert oasis of Palm Springs, an hour’s drive south, where luxurious resorts, stunning mid-century modern architecture, and vibrant cultural scenes await under sunny skies. If you’re seeking the excitement and vast opportunities of one of North America’s largest cities, Los Angeles is a three hour drive west.

NEARBYJoshua Tree National Park (26 mins), Evelyn’s Joshua Tree Oasis (15 mins), Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum (11 mins), “Welcome To Joshua Tree” Mural (16 mins), Sound Bath (13 mins), Giant Rock CA (23 mins), Rhythm of Life (20 mins), Hi-Desert Nature Museum (26 mins), Desert Christ Park (26 mins), Boulder Gardens Sanctuary (33 mins),  Palm Springs (1 hr 2 mins), Big Bear (1 hr 4 mins)

YUCCA VALLEY (29 mins, nearest Walmart & grocery store) 

  • RETAIL – Walmart, Dollar General, Family Dollar, Dollar Tree, Vons, Stater Bros. Markets, Mesa Market, Aldi, and more!
  • RESTAURANTS – McDonalds, Sonic Drive-In, Taco Bell, Arby’s, Carl’s Jr, Burger King, Popeyes, Subway, Panda Express.
  • MEDICAL SERVICES? Yes, Yucca Family Medical Care, Valley Medical Group, Hi-Desert Family Medical Clinic, and more!
  • RECREATIONAL – Hi-Desert Nature Museum, Desert Christ Park, Joshua Tree Friendly Hills Park, World Famous Crochet Museum, and many more!

PALM SPRINGS (1 hr 2 mins, nearest major city)

  • RETAIL – Walmart, Dollar General, Family Dollar, Dollar Tree, Vons, Stater Bros. Markets, Aldi, Target, and many more! Notable shopping areas include the El Paseo Shopping District, Palm Canyon Drive, and Desert Hills Premium Outlets, which features a wide range of designer stores such as Alexander McQueen, Burberry, and Prada
  • RESTAURANTS – McDonald’s, Sonic Drive-In, Taco Bell, Arby’s, Carl’s Jr, Burger King, Popeyes, Subway, Panda Express, In-N-Out Burger, Chipotle, and more! Additional popular spots include The Cheesecake Factory, Fleming’s, and Yard House at The River in Rancho Mirage.
  • MEDICAL SERVICES – Yes, Desert Regional Medical Center, Eisenhower Health, Palm Springs Family Care Center, and more.
  • RECREATIONAL – Palm Springs Art Museum, Indian Canyons, Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Moorten Botanical Garden, Tahquitz Canyon, and more. The area also offers unique attractions such as VillageFest and the Backstreet Art District.

LOS ANGELES (2 hrs 59 mins, nearest major metro)


OWNER FINANCING: We do offer owner financing under the following terms:

  • Owner Financed Price = $24,900
  • Down Payment = $5000
  • Monthly Payment = $685.56
  • Term = 36 months

We have a two-week waiting period after our original MLS listing before we open up the owner-financing option. Also, if you would like to make a larger down payment in exchange for a slightly lower interest rate and/or fewer payments, we can certainly accomodate that, so just let us know! If you’d like to buy this property via owner financing, call or text Scott directly at 314.639.9777 or email him at and we’ll get you set up!

OUTSIDE FINANCING: At this price range, a personal loan from your bank or credit union is probably the easiest and quickest way to secure financing.


Call or text Scott directly at 314.639.9777 or email at if you’d like to discuss an offer. If you’re a Spanish speaker, please ask for Andy on our team and he’ll be glad to help you.

FOR SALE BY OWNER: We are investors, and are selling this lot For-Sale-By-Owner. You do not need to submit your offer through a real estate agent, and in our experience we close transactions more quickly and easily by having our dedicated transaction coordinator work directly with the Title Company and Buyers. We will also both save money on commission/fees by cutting out agents as the middle men. However, if you feel strongly about working with a Realtor, then you’re welcome to have them contact us on your behalf.


WHY ARE YOU SELLING IT SO CHEAP? We are often asked why we price our properties at below market value, and the answer is really simple: because we can, and that’s our core business model. We are investors who purchase properties at a large volume and deeply liquidated rates, and by passing this discount on to our buyers, we can sell land quickly . . . and more of it! In fact, our average property only lasts 2-3 weeks on the market (vs. industry average of about 6 months).

DISCLAIMER: We attempt to provide detailed, accurate and up-to-date information in our listings, in order to help our buyers to the best of our ability. However, it ultimately remains the buyer’s responsibility to perform their own due diligence and double check any details that are of significant importance to you including acreage, utilities, build-ability, and approved/allowable use-age for the property. We are happy to help however we can.

61624 Mercury Drive
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
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For Sale
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