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.
Joshua Tree National Park invites you and your students to attend ranger-led education programs. Most in-class programs are 45 minutes long. Programs given in the park last from one and one-half to four hours.
There is no charge for education programs, but reservations are required and may be made a year in advance. Maximum group size will depend on the program and the number of park staff available. Most in-park programs are designed to accommodate two classes (60 students). Adult chaperones are required: one for each group of eight to 10 students. Some programs require four adults per class.
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Did You Know?
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...