• Sunrise at the Cholla Cactus Garden

    Joshua Tree

    National Park California

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  • 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.

The meeting will be held in the Resource Management building located at the upper end of the headquarters complex. For more information about Friday’s meeting, you may contact Public Information Officer Joe Zarki at 760-367-5520.

Did You Know?

Mojave Mound Cactus Bloom

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...