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 »
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?
With nearly 750 species of vascular plants, Joshua Tree is renowned for its plant diversity. No wonder that when the area was first proposed for preservation in the early 1930s, the name suggested was Desert Plants National Park. More...