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.
September 16 Meeting Rescheduled
Due to recent storm and flooding events, Joshua Tree National Park is canceling the Pinto Basin Road public meeting scheduled on Friday, September 16 at 9 am. The public meeting is being rescheduled on Friday, September 30 from 9 to 11 am in the resource conference room located at 74485 National Park Drive in Twentynine Palms, California.
Torrential rains caused widespread flash flooding in the Pinto Basin and Cottonwood Spring areas of the park on Tuesday morning, September 13. Extensive flood damage occurred to Pinto Basin Road, with loss of pavement in numerous areas. The September 16 meeting has been rescheduled because park staff are continuing to assess the full extent of the damage and are not available to attend.
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...