• Sunrise at the Cholla Cactus Garden

    Joshua Tree

    National Park California

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  • Pinto Basin Road Under Construction; Expect travel delays up to 30-minutes

    The ongoing construction project to improve Pinto Basin Road will impact travel between the northern portion of the park and the Cottonwood/I-10 area. Please plan accordingly. The project is expected to be completed in August 2014. More »

  • Deteriorating conditions of Black Rock Canyon Road

    The road leading to Black Rock campground has deep potholes, is deeply rutted, and can be difficult to negotiate, especially in large vehicles. Please drive with caution.

  • Access to some Cottonwood trails remains closed

    Trail access remains closed to Cottonwood Spring Oasis, Lost Palms Oasis, and Mastodon Peak. More »

For Kids

Become a WebRanger
As a WebRanger you will have fun while learning new things. You will solve mysteries and puzzles, play games, take part in stories, and gather secret words. more...
 

Trailblazers
Students from Morongo Unified School District's Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Kaleidoscope program worked with park rangers this summer to design a trail especially for kids. more...

 
A Tree Named Lily
Download a story about Joshua Tree National Park's iconic tree, Lily, by clicking the picture below. (3.5mb PDF file)
 

Did You Know?

Red Spotted Toad

The red-spotted toad is a true denizen of the desert, where it spends most of its life underground. Found from one end of the park to the other, it appears after good, soaking rains. More...