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 »
Pinto Basin Road Meeting Set For July 8
Joshua Tree National Park will hold a public meeting on Friday, July 8, 2011 from 8 to 10 am at park headquarters in Twentynine Palms. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss alternatives for work associated with the proposed reconstruction of a 23.5-mile portion of Pinto Basin Road as part of a Federal Highways Administration program.
Park Roads & Utilities Foreman Kirk Diamond and Vegetation Specialist Josh Hoines will be discuss the project and answer questions. Attendees will also have the opportunity to sign up to receive copies of the Environmental Assessment that will discuss the proposed alternatives when it is released for public comment. It is anticipated that an additional public meeting will be scheduled following its release.
Did You Know?
Five of North America's 158 desert fan palm oases are located in Joshua Tree National Park, where fault lines force water to the surface. More...