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.
Rock Climber Falls 25 Feet
A visitor from Japan was seriously injured in a climbing accident at Joshua Tree National Park on Sunday afternoon, October 23. Yosuke Komiya, a 36-year old male from Yokohama City, Kanagawa, Japan, sustained severe head trauma from a 25-foot fall while climbing on Cyclops Rock. Komiya received life support at the scene from rescue personnel and was airlifted to Desert Regional Hospital for further treatment.
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...