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.
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?
The reptiles of Joshua Tree National Park include one tortoise, 18 lizards, and 25 varieties of snakes. More...