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.
New Hours At Cottonwood Visitor Center
Release Date: April 19, 2013
Beginning Monday, April 29, 2013, Cottonwood Visitor Center, which is located at the south end of the park, will be open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. Weekend hours will continue to be from 8 am to 4 pm.
The later opening during the week is the result of reduced visitor demand during the summer months. Oasis Visitor Center at 74485 National Park Drive in Twentynine Palms and Joshua Tree Visitor Center at 6554 Park Blvd. in Joshua Tree will continue to be open from 8 am to 5 pm seven days a week.
Did You Know?
The reptiles of Joshua Tree National Park include one tortoise, 18 lizards, and 25 varieties of snakes. More...