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 »
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?
Joshua Tree National Park has over 550,000 acres of wilderness, offering visitors opportunities to explore where few others have ventured. More...