Pinto Basin Road Renovation
Pinto Basin Road is being renovated. On weekdays you may encounter travel delays of up to 30 minutes. Cholla Cactus Garden is closed on weekdays. Cottonwood Visitor Center hours are 9 to 4 on weekdays, 8 to 4 weekends. More »
Rattlesnake Canyon Will Remain Closed Through May
To provide additional time to mitigate the vandalism, Rattlesnake Canyon will remain completely closed to the public for another 30 days. 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?
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...