Cottonwood Trails Closed
Trail access remains closed to Cottonwood Spring Oasis, Lost Palms Oasis, and Mastodon Peak. More »
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.
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?
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...