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 »
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?
The red-spotted toad is a true denizen of the desert, where it spends most of its life underground. Found from one end of the park to the other, it appears after good, soaking rains. More...