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 Will Host National Parks America Tour
Joshua Tree National Park will host the sixth annual National Parks America Tour on Saturday, April 12. The event, which is sponsored by Unilever, Wal-Mart Stores, and the National Park Foundation, will engage local Boys & Girls Club kids, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, and local high school students, as well as Wal-Mart Associates and their families, in volunteer projects to enhance the park landscape.
Volunteers will meet at Joshua Tree Elementary School, which is located at 6051 Sunburst Avenue in Joshua Tree, at 8:30 a.m. They will receive a t-shirt and breakfast before heading into the park where they will work at trail maintenance and litter patrol until lunch time.
After returning to Joshua Tree Elementary, the National Parks America Tour will salute America’s Best—its volunteers—at The Great American Picnic hosted by Ben & Jerry’s®, all®, small and mighty™, Hellmann’s®, Best Foods®, Lipton®, Snuggle®, and Suave®.
This event is projected to contribute more than 275,000 volunteer manpower hours to the National Park Service, resulting in an in-kind donation valued at $4.75 million.
To sign up to volunteer, contact Laureen Lentz at 760-367-5524.
Did You Know?
With nearly 750 species of vascular plants, Joshua Tree is renowned for its plant diversity. No wonder that when the area was first proposed for preservation in the early 1930s, the name suggested was Desert Plants National Park. More...