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 »
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 reptiles of Joshua Tree National Park include one tortoise, 18 lizards, and 25 varieties of snakes. More...