Pinto Basin Road Renovation
Pinto Basin Road is being renovated. On weekdays you may encounter travel delays of up to 30 minutes. Cholla Cactus Garden is closed on weekdays. Cottonwood Visitor Center hours are 9 to 4 on weekdays, 8 to 4 weekends. More »
Rattlesnake Canyon Will Remain Closed Through May
To provide additional time to mitigate the vandalism, Rattlesnake Canyon will remain completely closed to the public for another 30 days. 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?
One of the most beautiful spectacles in spring is the creamy-white blossoms of Joshua trees. These white candles can be seen from February to late March. Joshua trees do not branch until after they bloom, and they don’t bloom every year. More...