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 »
Summer Campground Closures
As in past years, Joshua Tree National Park will once again close some campgrounds for the 2007 summer season. Summer is the slow season at Joshua Tree, and there is reduced utilization of camping sites during the hot summer months. Seasonal campground closures allow impacted areas to recover and reduces the cost of maintaining these facilities.
The following closures will take place on Monday, June 18:
These facilities will reopen for the October, 2007 Columbus Day weekend, or earlier as needed based on park visitation. All other park facilities including visitor centers, picnic areas, and other campgrounds, including Hidden Valley, Jumbo Rocks, and Sheep Pass, will remain open for normal visitor use.
In addition, regularly scheduled tours of the Keys Ranch historic site will be suspended for the summer, but a limited number of tours for groups of ten or more may be arranged by calling 760-367-5555.
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...