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 »
Quail Fire Now 60% Contained
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?
Humans have occupied the area encompassed by Joshua Tree National Park for at least 5,000 years. The first group known to inhabit the area was the Pinto Culture, followed by the Serrano, the Chemehuevi, and the Cahuilla. More...