• Sunrise at the Cholla Cactus Garden

    Joshua Tree

    National Park California

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  • 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.

National Park Week Begins With Jr Ranger Day

Release Date: April 17, 2013
Contact: Jennie Kish Albrinck, 760-367-5520

National Park Week begins this year with Junior Ranger Day on April 20 and runs through April 28. Entrance fees will be waived from Monday, April 22 through Friday, April 26. The fee waiver does not include camping fees.This year's theme, "Did you know...," provides a fun way to discover the wonders of America's national parks.

Children and their families may celebrate Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, April 20 by attending special Junior Ranger activities designed to be fun and educational, and that allow each child to earn a Junior Ranger badge. In addition to the the regular schedule of Ranger Programs, Special National Park Week programs will be offered, including a bird walk, a hike up Ryan Mountain, and a yoga practice.

Schedules of Ranger Programs, National Park Week programs, and Junior Ranger Day activities are available at visitor centers and entrance stations.

For additional information, visitors can call 760-367-5500.

Did You Know?

Desert Tortoise

The reptiles of Joshua Tree National Park include one tortoise, 18 lizards, and 25 varieties of snakes. More...