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 »
Joshua Tree National Park, in partnership with the Joshua Tree National Park Association, offers opportunities each year for on-site residencies through its Artist-In-Residence (AIR) program. The program offers lodging at the Lost Horse Ranger Station for two to six weeks during the months of March, April, October, and November each year.
In exchange for the adventure of living and working in a national park, the resident artist will have the opportunity to create a body of work and to share their work with the surrounding regional and Southern California communities. AIR artist proposals should be site-specific to Joshua Tree National Park, yet applicants are encouraged to pursue better understanding and dialogue about our national parks, desert landscapes, and the relationship between wildlands and the human spirit.
For additional information about the program and instructions about how to apply for a residency, visit the Joshua Tree National Park Association website. AIR Coordinator Caryn Davidson can be reached at 760-367-3012 and by email.
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...