Pinto Basin Road Renovation
Pinto Basin Road is being renovated. On weekdays you may encounter travel delays of up to 30 minutes. Cholla Cactus Garden is closed on weekdays. Cottonwood Visitor Center hours are 9 to 4 on weekdays, 8 to 4 weekends. More »
Rattlesnake Canyon Will Remain Closed Through May
To provide additional time to mitigate the vandalism, Rattlesnake Canyon will remain completely closed to the public for another 30 days. More »
Cottonwood Campground Reopens at Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park announced the reopening today of the Cottonwood Campground for camping and visitor use. Cottonwood Campground was closed last September due to flash flooding from an intense rainstorm. The localized flooding damaged Cottonwood Campground as well as many local trails. In addition to Cottonwood Campground, the interpretive trail from Cottonwood Campground to Cottonwood Spring Oasis was also reopened today. A small portion of Cottonwood Canyon below Cottonwood Spring remains closed for visitor safety, but all Cottonwood-area maintained trails and other visitor facilities are now open for public use.
Did You Know?
The red-spotted toad is a true denizen of the desert, where it spends most of its life underground. Found from one end of the park to the other, it appears after good, soaking rains. More...