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 »
Park Regulations Revised
Joshua Tree National Park has issued revised park regulations in the Superintendent's Compendium. National Park Service Superintendents are authorized to issue park-specific regulations under the Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 1 and 2.The Compendium codifies park regulations “necessary for the maintenance of public health and safety, protection of environmental or scenic values, protection of natural or cultural resources, aid to scientific research, implementation of management responsibilities, equitable allocation and use of facilities, or the avoidance of conflict among visitor use activities.” Revisions contained in the 2011 Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent’s Compendium are as follows:
These revisions to the Compendium are adopted with the issuance of this press release. Warnings will be issued for the first 30 days. The Indian Cove Group Campsite parking limits and tent camping only in Cottonwood and Sheep Pass will take effect in 365 days.A complete copy of the Superintendent’s Compendium is available on the park’s web site at: http://www.nps.gov/jotr/parkmgmt/lawsandpolicies.htm.
Questions about the Superintendent’s Compendium and the current revisions should be directed to District Ranger Jeff Ohlfs at 760-367-5548.
Did You Know?
Humans have occupied the area encompassed by Joshua Tree National Park for at least 5,000 years. The first group known to inhabit the area was the Pinto Culture, followed by the Serrano, the Chemehuevi, and the Cahuilla. More...