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 Updated For 2013
Release Date: March 7, 2013
Joshua Tree National Park has issued revised park regulations contained in the Superintendent's Compendium, a list of park-specific regulations National Park Service superintendents are authorized to issue under the Code of Federal Regulations (36 CFR Section 1.5).
The compendium supplements the Code of Federal Regulations with park specific regulations necessary to maintain public health and safety, to protect environmental and scenic values, and to protect natural and cultural resources. The regulations also aid scientific research, establish guidelines for the implementation of management responsibilities, establish equitable allocation and use of facilities, and establish guidelines to avoid conflict among various visitor activities.
The 2013 revisions to the Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent's Compendium include the following:
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...