• Sunrise at the Cholla Cactus Garden

    Joshua Tree

    National Park California

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  • 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 »

Visitor Centers

Oasis Visitor Center
  • Open: All Year 9 am to 5 pm
  • Phone: 760-367-5500
  • Location: Oasis of Mara in Twentynine Palms
  • Address: 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
  • Special Programs: Park videos are shown upon request between 11 am and 3 pm
  • Exhibits: yes
  • Available Facilities: water, flush toilets, bookstore, picnic tables
 
Joshua Tree Visitor Center
  • Open: All Year 8 am to 5 pm
  • Phone: 760-366-1855
  • Location: South of Hwy 62 (Twentynine Palms Highway) on Park Boulevard in the Village of Joshua Tree
  • Address: 6554 Park Boulevard, Joshua Tree, CA 92256
  • Special Programs: Park videos are shown upon request.
  • Exhibits: yes
  • Available Facilities: bookstore, cafe, flush toilets onsite; public telephone and showers nearby
 
Cottonwood Visitor Center
  • Open: All Year
    Daily 9 am to 4 pm
  • Location: Cottonwood Spring
  • Special Programs: Park videos are shown upon request.
  • Exhibits: yes
  • Available Facilities: water, flush toilets, bookstore onsite; picnic area nearby
 
Black Rock Nature Center
  • Open: October through May
    Daily (except Friday) 8 am to 4 pm
    Fridays Noon to 8 pm
  • Phone: 760-367-3001
  • Location: Black Rock Campground
  • Address: 9800 Black Rock Canyon Road, Yucca Valley, CA 92284
  • Exhibits: yes
  • Available Facilities: water, flush toilets, bookstore, picnic area

Did You Know?

Desert Queen Ranch branding iron

In the high desert country that was to become Joshua Tree National Park, rugged individuals tried their luck at cattle ranching, mining, and homesteading. William Keys and his family are particularly representative of the hard work and ingenuity it took to settle and prosper in the Mojave Desert. More...