Pinto Basin Road Renovation
Pinto Basin Road is being renovated. On weekdays you may encounter travel delays of up to 30 minutes. Cholla Cactus Garden is closed on weekdays. Cottonwood Visitor Center hours are 9 to 4 on weekdays, 8 to 4 weekends. More »
Rattlesnake Canyon Will Remain Closed Through May
To provide additional time to mitigate the vandalism, Rattlesnake Canyon will remain completely closed to the public for another 30 days. More »
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?
Humans have occupied the area encompassed by Joshua Tree National Park for at least 5,000 years. The first group known to inhabit the area was the Pinto Culture, followed by the Serrano, the Chemehuevi, and the Cahuilla. More...