• Sunrise at the Cholla Cactus Garden

    Joshua Tree

    National Park California

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  • Cottonwood Trails Closed

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

  • Pinto Basin Road Under Construction; Expect 30+ Minute Travel Delays

    Visitors should expect 30+ minute waits when heading north and sound bound on the Pinto Basin Road. Due to construction activity around Cottonwood Visitor Center, additional waits of 30 minutes may be in place when leaving the visitor center parking lot. 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.

Curriculum Materials

Teaching With Historic Places Lesson Plans use properties listed in the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places to enliven history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects. A variety of products and activities that help teachers bring historic places into the classroom are available.

Keys Ranch, Where Time Stood Still is a lesson plan based on Bill Keys’ Desert Queen Ranch, located in Joshua Tree National Park.

LearnNPS: If you are a teacher searching for classroom materials or a student doing research, you'll find curriculum and a host of other fun and educational media created by the National Park Service and our partners.

Did You Know?

49 Palms Oasis

Five of North America's 158 desert fan palm oases are located in Joshua Tree National Park, where fault lines force water to the surface. More...