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 »
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?
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...