A Desert Park
Viewed from the road, this desert park only hints at its vitality. Closer examination reveals a fascinating variety of plants and animals that make their home in this land shaped by strong winds, unpredictable torrents of rain, and climatic extremes. Dark night skies, a rich cultural history, and surreal geologic features add to the attraction of this place. Come see for yourself!Read More
Art Show & Faire
The Joshua Tree National Park Art Show & Faire is a three-day event on Dec. 6, 7, & 8 in Twentynine Palms.Read More
Two hundred fifty or so desert bighorn live in Joshua Tree National Park. If you happen to see one, consider yourself really lucky!Read More
A "Dr. Seuss" Kind of Tree
When you find yourself surrounded by twisted, spiky trees straight out of a Dr. Seuss book, you will have met the park's namesake: Joshua tree.Read More
Spending 95% of their time underground, these unhurried creatures come out of their burrows in spring to eat and mate. Let us know if you see one.Read More
A Campfire Tale
The Lost Horse Mine story features gun slinging cowboys, cattle rustlers, horse thieves, the lure of gold, and a sticky-fingered miner.Read More
Wherever you go in the park, spring, summer, or fall, you are likely to see lizards. In spring, they are especially abundant.Read More
Did You Know?
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...