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 »
JOSAR Volunteer Meeting Scheduled
Joshua Tree will hold an informational meeting for potential volunteers for the park's Search and Rescue (JOSAR) team. The meeting will be held on Friday, February 24, 2012 at 7 pm, at Black Rock Visitor Center, 9800 Black Rock Canyon Road. To reach the Black Rock Visitor Center, take Joshua Lane south from the town of Yucca Valley to Black Rock Canyon Road.
If you enjoy teamwork, helping others, and the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park, plan on attending the meeting to learn about the many opportunities, requirements, and time commitments for each level of participation in the park search and rescue team.
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...