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.
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?
The red-spotted toad is a true denizen of the desert, where it spends most of its life underground. Found from one end of the park to the other, it appears after good, soaking rains. More...