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 »
Places To Go
Within its 800,000 acres, spanning two deserts and three of California’s ecoregions, Joshua Tree National Park provides visitors destinations displaying a variety of landforms, vegetation communities, and elevations.
Some offer good hiking, some good birding, and still others the opportunity to catch sight, if you are lucky, of a bighorn sheep or desert tortoise. Several have campgrounds and picnic areas. Some offer spectacular views.
Did You Know?
Joshua Tree National Park has over 550,000 acres of wilderness, offering visitors opportunities to explore where few others have ventured. More...