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.
Photos by Michael Kenny Featured at Joshua Tree Visitor Center
Drive Thru, an exhibit by photographer Michael Kenny of San Francisco, has opened at the Joshua Tree Visitor Center in the community of Joshua Tree, California. Kenny was a spring 2011 participant in the park's Artist-In-Residence program and his photographs will be on display through spring, 2012.
Joshua Tree's Artist-In-Residence program encourages artists to explore content related to Joshua Tree National Park and to create a body of art that inspires interest in the park as well as building understanding of and dialogue about our national parks, natural and cultural resources, the environment, and desert issues.
Did You Know?
Humans have occupied the area encompassed by Joshua Tree National Park for at least 5,000 years. The first group known to inhabit the area was the Pinto Culture, followed by the Serrano, the Chemehuevi, and the Cahuilla. More...