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 Will Remain Closed Through May
To provide additional time to mitigate the vandalism, Rattlesnake Canyon will remain completely closed to the public for another 30 days. More »
Campgrounds to Open for Fall Season
Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent Curt Sauer announced that all park campgrounds that were closed for low summer visitation will reopen for public use on Friday, October 2, 2009. The following campgrounds are affected:
Camping reservations can be made for individual sites at Black Rock and Indian Cove campgrounds and the group campsites at Indian Cove, Cottonwood, and Sheep Pass campgrounds. Other park campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Visitors wishing to make camping reservations should call Reserve America, the National Park Service’s camping reservation contractor, at 1-877-444-6777, or visit the website: www.recreation.gov.
Beginning Thursday, October 8, the visitor center at Black Rock Campground will be open each day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Other visitor centers are currently open each day.
For further information on Joshua Tree National Park facilities and services visit the park website at www.nps.gov/jotr or call 760-367-5500.
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...