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 »
Lightning Causes Three Fires in Park
Lightning strikes ignited three small wildfires at Joshua Tree National Park on Thursday afternoon. A fire near the Keys View Overlook started about 1:30 p.m. By 6 p.m., it had burned 25-30 acres in desert brush and pinyon pine and juniper habitat. A second fire was ignited about the same time near the Upper Boy Scout Trailhead about 5 miles from the park's West Entrance. A third small fire was discovered by fire crews 1.5 miles east of the Keys View Road. Fires crews have responded to all three fires.
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...