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 »
Cactus Returning To Garden
Release Date: November 13, 2013
Visitors to Joshua Tree National Park may notice work being done along Pinto Basin Road. A contractor will be working with park staff to return 800 plants to the Cholla Cactus Garden. Work started in late October, 2013 and could continue through mid-January, 2014. These plants were originally salvaged and transplanted elsewhere in the park to accommodate a road project that ended in August, 2013. Park biologists expect a 75 to 85 percent survival rate.
Pinto Basin Road will remain open during this transplanting work and only minor delays can be expected. Visitors are asked to use caution when traveling this section of road.
Joshua Tree National Park is home to four species of cholla: teddybear, silver, pencil, and matted. Learn more about Joshua Tree's native cactus plants here.
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Joshua Tree National Park has over 550,000 acres of wilderness, offering visitors opportunities to explore where few others have ventured. More...