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 »
Noxious Package Closes Park Headquarters
The administrative headquarters for Joshua Tree National Park was closed Wednesday afternoon in response to an apparent hazardous materials incident. Administrative staff reported symptoms of skin irritation, respiratory distress, nausea, and eye irritation after working in the park's mailroom. The building, located at 74485 National Park Drive in Twentynine Palms, was evacuated and local Hazardous Materials (HazMat) teams were called to the scene. Primary suspicion fell on a package that had been delivered to the park by commercial carrier earlier in the day.
Did You Know?
Humans have occupied the area encompassed by Joshua Tree National Park for at least 5,000 years. The first group known to inhabit the area was the Pinto Culture, followed by the Serrano, the Chemehuevi, and the Cahuilla. More...