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 »
Snow Closes Park Roads
With the arrival of a cold front last night that brought up to 12 inches of snow in some areas, several park roads were closed for visitor safety while snow removal is in progress.
The roads closed include Park Boulevard from Jumbo Rocks Campground to West Entrance and the roads that are accessed from the closed portion of Park Boulevard, including Keys View Road. In addition all roads in the Covington Flats area are closed.
These roads will remain closed Thursday night, February 16. On Friday, park rangers will determine if Park Boulevard and other roads are safe for visitors to use during the upcoming President's Day holiday weekend.
Pinto Basin Road is fully open and visitors can travel between Interstate 10 and Twentynine Palms. All visitor centers are open as are Belle, White Tank, Black Rock, Cottonwood,and Indian Cove campgrounds.
The National Weather Service forecast for today is scattered showers with wind gusts up to 33 mph and temperatures near 65 degrees. The forecast for Friday calls for sunny conditions and a high near 68 degrees.
Did You Know?
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...