• Sunrise at the Cholla Cactus Garden

    Joshua Tree

    National Park California

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  • Cottonwood Trails Closed

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

  • Pinto Basin Road Under Construction; Expect 30+ Minute Travel Delays

    Visitors should expect 30+ minute waits when heading north and sound bound on the Pinto Basin Road. Due to construction activity around Cottonwood Visitor Center, additional waits of 30 minutes may be in place when leaving the visitor center parking lot. 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.

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.

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Wilderness Map

Joshua Tree National Park has over 550,000 acres of wilderness, offering visitors opportunities to explore where few others have ventured. More...