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.
Park to Celebrate 75th Birthday August 10
Joshua Tree National Park turns 75 on August 10, 2011. In honor of the occasion, the National Park Service will hold a day-long series of activities. Birthday events begin at 8 am in Twentynine Palms and continue throughout the day at multiple locations.
Fulfilling the promise of Minerva Hamilton Hoyt, Joshua Tree National Monument became part of the National Park System on August 10, 1936 with the signing of a Presidential proclamation by President Franklin Roosevelt. The area became a national park when the Desert Protection Act was passed by Congress and signed by President William Clinton on October 31, 1994.
On Wednesday August 10, the park will recall those historic occasions and other events in its past as well as look forward to the future. The activities below are all open to the public.
Those planning to attend 75th anniversary activities on August 10 are asked to RSVP to George Land at 760-367-5507 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did You Know?
The red-spotted toad is a true denizen of the desert, where it spends most of its life underground. Found from one end of the park to the other, it appears after good, soaking rains. More...