• Sunrise at the Cholla Cactus Garden

    Joshua Tree

    National Park California

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  • 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
Contact: Jennie Kish Albrinck, 760-367-5520

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?

Fault map of the park

Joshua Tree is crisscrossed with hundreds of faults, and is a great place to see raw rocks and the effects of earthquakes. The famous San Andreas Fault bounds the south side of the park and can be observed from Keys View. More...