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 »
Joshua Tree Will Celebrate Its 75th in 2011
In 2011, Joshua Tree National Park, in conjunction with numerous community partners, will carry out a year-long celebration of its 75th anniversary as part of our nation’s National Park System. George Land has been hired to coordinate 75th anniversary activities and a website: www.jtnp75.org, has been launched to provide information about anniversary events and promote public involvement with the park during its anniversary year.
Joshua Tree was established as a national monument on August 10, 1936 by a Presidential Proclamation signed by President Franklin Roosevelt. In 1994, Joshua Tree was expanded in size and re-designated a national park when Congress passed, and President Bill Clinton, signed the California Desert Protection Act on October 31, 1994.
Throughout 2011, Joshua Tree and its partners will host special events and activities that focus on the park’s history and its future. Reflecting the relationship that Californians, all Americans, and a growing number of international visitors have with Joshua Tree National Park, the theme of the anniversary is 75 years of inspiration.
For additional information, you may contact George Land at 760-367-5507 or Joe Zarki at 760-367-5520.
Did You Know?
Joshua Tree is crisscrossed with hundreds of faults, and is a great place to see raw rocks and the effects of earthquakes. The famous San Andreas Fault bounds the south side of the park and can be observed from Keys View. More...