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 »
National Park Week Begins With Jr Ranger Day
Release Date: April 17, 2013
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?
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