• Sunrise at the Cholla Cactus Garden

    Joshua Tree

    National Park California

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  • 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.

  • Access to some Cottonwood trails remains closed

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

Some Campgrounds Closed For Summer

Joshua Tree National Park will once again close some camping facilities for the 2010 summer season. Summer is the slow season at Joshua Tree, and there is a reduced need for overnight camping during the hot summer months. Seasonal campground closures allow impacted areas to recover and also helps reduce the cost of maintaining these facilities.

The following closures will take place on Tuesday, June 15:

  • Belle Campground: closed entirely at the access road.
  • Black Rock Campground: east side closed; west side remains open.
  • Cottonwood Campground: B-loop closed; A-loop remains open.
  • Indian Cove Campground: west side closed; the east side, group campsites, and picnic area remain open.
  • Ryan Campground: closed entirely at the access road.
  • White Tank Campground: closed at the access road. The campground restroom and Arch Rock Nature Trail remain open for hikers.

These facilities will reopen in October for Columbus Day weekend, or earlier if park visitation warrants. All other park facilities including visitor centers, picnic areas, and other campgrounds remain open for normal visitor use.

Did You Know?

Red Spotted Toad

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...