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 »
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?
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...