• Sunrise at the Cholla Cactus Garden

    Joshua Tree

    National Park California

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  • 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.

Fees & Reservations

Entrance Fees

7-Day Vehicle Permit

  • $15
  • Admits the passengers of a single, non-commercial vehicle.
  • Valid for the day of purchase and the next six days.

7-Day Single Entry Permit

  • $5
  • Admits one person, 16 years of age or older, when entering on foot, bicycle, motorcycle, or horse.
  • Also the per person entrance fee for individuals traveling together in a vehicle as a non-commercial, organized group.
  • Valid for the day of purchase and the next six days.
Joshua Tree 2013 Annual Pass

Joshua Tree National Park Pass

  • $30 annual pass
  • Available at park entrance stations and visitor centers.
  • Admits the pass signee and accompanying passengers entering in a single, non-commercial vehicle.
  • Valid for 12 months from the month of purchase.
  • Non-transferable

National Parks and Public Lands Pass Series

  • Annual Pass, including the new Free Annual Pass for Military
  • Senior Pass
  • Access Pass
  • Volunteer Pass

Each pass covers entrance fees at national parks and national wildlife refuges as well as standard amenity fees at national forests and grasslands, and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation.


Activity Fees
Camping fees vary by campground.
Keys Ranch Tour information and fee schedule here.

Did You Know?

Fault map of the park

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...