Operating Hours & Seasons
The park is always open and may be visited anytime of year. Visitation increases as temperatures moderate in the fall, peaks during spring wildflower season, and diminishes during the heat of summer.
Joshua Tree Visitor Center
Open All Year; 8 am to 5 pm
Located one block south of Hwy 62 (Twentynine Palms Highway) at 6554 Park Boulevard, Joshua Tree, CA 92252.
Oasis Visitor Center
Open All Year; 8:30 am to 5 pm
Located at park headquarters: 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277, at the junction of Utah Trail and National Park Drive.
Cottonwood Visitor Center
Open All Year; 9 am to 4 pm daily
Located eight miles north of Interstate 10 at Cottonwood Spring.
Black Rock Nature Center
Open October through May
8 am to 4 pm except on Friday; Noon to 8 pm on Friday
Located at 9800 Black Rock Canyon Road, Yucca Valley, CA 92284, in Black Rock Campground.
Weather and Climate
Average Monthly Temperature and Precipitation
Did You Know?
The reptiles of Joshua Tree National Park include one tortoise, 18 lizards, and 25 varieties of snakes. More...