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.
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?
Joshua Tree is crisscrossed with hundreds of faults, and is a great place to see raw rocks and the effects of earthquakes. The famous San Andreas Fault bounds the south side of the park and can be observed from Keys View. More...