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 »
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.
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Did You Know?
With nearly 750 species of vascular plants, Joshua Tree is renowned for its plant diversity. No wonder that when the area was first proposed for preservation in the early 1930s, the name suggested was Desert Plants National Park. More...