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 »
Cottonwood Campground Reopens at Joshua Tree National Park
February 9, 2012 -
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?
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