2009 Summer Campground Closures
As in past years, Joshua Tree National Park will close some campgrounds for the 2009 summer season. Visitation decreases during the hot summer months so there is a reduced need for camping sites. Seasonal campground closures allow impacted areas to recover and also helps to reduce the cost of maintaining these facilities.
The following closures will take place on Monday, June 1:
Hidden Valley and Jumbo Rocks campgrounds will remain fully open, along with park visitor centers and picnic areas.
Regularly scheduled tours of the Keys Ranch historic site will be suspended for the summer, but a limited number of tours for groups of ten or more may be arranged by calling 760-367-5555.
These facilities will reopen for the October, 2009 Columbus Day weekend, or earlier based on park visitation.
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...