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.
Park Suspends Work On GMP
The National Park Service has announced that further work on a new General Management Plan (GMP) at Joshua Tree National Park has been discontinued. The park will instead focus its planning efforts on specific issues facing the park. The announcement of the shift in focus for park planning was made today by Superintendent Mark Butler in a letter mailed to citizens and stakeholders who took part in earlier public meetings involved in the GMP process.
Did You Know?
When cornered by a predator, a tarantula will rub its hind legs over its abdomen, brushing hairs into its enemy’s eyes. More...