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 »
Joshua Tree to Offer Front-Row Seat for Solar Eclipse
Joshua Tree National Park will offer a front-row seat for one of the biggest celestial events of the year. On May 20, large areas of the western United States will experience an annular solar eclipse, an event last seen in the United States in 1994. In the hours before sunset, the Earth's moon will pass in front of the sun casting a giant shadow across the land. The view from some areas of the country will look like a "ring of fire," with the moon centered on the sun. Joshua Tree is in the zone to experience a partial (near total) eclipse.
To mark the occasion, the park will provide great viewing opportunities of this highly anticipated event. Special solar eclipse activities will take place at the Oasis Visitor Center in Twentynine Palms, which is located at 74485 National Park Drive.
Here is the schedule of activities:
Did You Know?
Joshua Tree is crisscrossed with hundreds of faults, and is a great place to see raw rocks and the effects of earthquakes. The famous San Andreas Fault bounds the south side of the park and can be observed from Keys View. More...