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 »
Photography Exhibit At Visitor Center Extended
Joshua Tree National Park, announces that the Miles of Wonder photography exhibit at the Joshua Tree Visitor Center in the community of Joshua Tree, California has been extended for another 30 days and will remain on display through July 8, 2009. Over 230 stunning color photographs by local nature photographer, David Jesse McChesney, depict the scenery, plant life, and wildlife of Joshua Tree National Park. The Joshua Tree Visitor Center is located at 6554 Park Boulevard in the community of Joshua Tree and is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. There is no fee to view the exhibit.
The Miles of Wonder exhibit is a remarkably detailed and intimate look at a single national park– Joshua Tree. Its images show rare views of weather, wildlife behavior, and other natural phenomena that reveal the desert’s inner beauty. The exhibit has been in display since April 10 and has been highly popular with park visitors and community residents alike.
The Joshua Tree Visitor Center is owned and operated by the non-profit Joshua Tree National Park Association (www.joshuatree.org) in partnership with the National Park Service. Apart from the exhibit, park rangers and Association staff are on hand to assist the public and answer questions about visiting Joshua Tree National Park. Visitors can pick up federal recreation passes, books, and information about ranger programs and visitor services available at the park.
Did You Know?
The reptiles of Joshua Tree National Park include one tortoise, 18 lizards, and 25 varieties of snakes. More...