• Sunrise at the Cholla Cactus Garden

    Joshua Tree

    National Park California

Self Guided

Educational groups are encouraged to use the park for their own programs.

Entrance-fee waivers are available for educational visits but not for recreational visits. A statement of your educational objectives and your lesson plan with an outline of educational activities is required.

Primary and Secondary Groups
To request an academic fee waiver for groups through grade twelve, return the request form and allow a minimum of two weeks for us to process your request. Camping fees are not included in the entrance-fee waiver.

College and University Groups
College and university groups wishing an academic fee waiver should click here.

Did You Know?

Fault map of the park

Joshua Tree is crisscrossed with hundreds of faults, and is a great place to see raw rocks and the effects of earthquakes. The famous San Andreas Fault bounds the south side of the park and can be observed from Keys View. More...