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 »
2007 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?
In the high desert country that was to become Joshua Tree National Park, rugged individuals tried their luck at cattle ranching, mining, and homesteading. William Keys and his family are particularly representative of the hard work and ingenuity it took to settle and prosper in the Mojave Desert. More...