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 Remains Closed
To provide additional time to mitigate the vandalism, Rattlesnake Canyon will remain completely closed to the public until further notice. More »
Materials For Loan
Videos are available for teachers to borrow. We will ship to you. You must pay for shipping back to the park. The borrowing period is two to four weeks, depending on your distance from the park. The list of available videos is separated into categories and rated for your convenience (5 = Best). Contact the education office at 760-367-3011 to arrange to borrow park videos.
Desert Tortoise Traveling Trunks are available in two versions:
Contact the education office at 760-367-3011 to arrange to borrow a tortoise trunk.
Desert Indian Kit helps students explore the history and cultures of American Indians. Required pick up and return. Originally created by the Palm Springs Desert Museum.
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...