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 »
Park Ready for Fall Visitor Season
Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent Curt Sauer announced that the park will restore campgrounds and visitor centers to full operation in time for the Columbus Day holiday weekend that traditionally kicks-off the fall visitor season.
Visitors seeking to make camping reservations should call Reserve America, the National Park Service's camping reservation contractor, at 1-877-444-6777, or visit the reservation website www.recreation.gov. Advance camping reservations can be made for individual sites at Black Rock and Indian Cove campgrounds. Group campsites at Joshua Tree can be reserved at Indian Cove, Cottonwood, and Sheep Pass campgrounds. Other park campsites, at Belle, Cottonwood, Jumbo Rocks, Ryan, and White Tank campgrounds, are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Park visitor centers will also be fully open by October 5. Their hours are:
For further information about Joshua Tree National Park facilities and services visit the park's website at www.nps.gov/jotr or call 760-367-5500.
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