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 »
Visitor Fatality In Joshua Tree Climbing Area
Joshua Tree National Park confirms a visitor fatality at Hall of Horrors climbing area.
Joshua Tree National Park Search and Rescue responded to an initial report of a visitor injury at 2:50 Thursday afternoon. The incident occurred in the popular climbing area located between the Jumbo Rocks and Ryan campgrounds referred to as the Hall of Horrors. Search and rescue personnel located the 42 year old male on a ledge 50 feet above the ground, but he did not respond to rescuers attempts to resuscitate.
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...