• 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.

Visitor Centers

Oasis Visitor Center
  • Open: 9:00 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

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a tarantula

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