• 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.

Quail Fire Now 60% Contained

Quai Fire Burn Area
Scorched Joshua trees left in the aftermath of the Quail Fire at Joshua Tree National Park.

Fire officials announced Tuesday evening that the Quail Fire is now 60% contained with a projection for full control by 6 pm Friday. The fire perimeter did not grow on Tuesday, although numerous hot spots and smoldering areas remain within the burned area, which has been revised to 273 acres.

A Type III team will continue working on full containment of the Quail Fire and mopping up hot spots. Other firefighting resources are being redirected to the Sage Fire near Hemet.

Keys View Road remains closed to visitor traffic. Visitors are asked to drive cautiously while traveling through the park and be alert to the presence of firefighting trucks and equipment. The public is urged to follow all signs and safety directions from park rangers and other emergency personnel.

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...