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 »
If you wish to help Joshua Tree National Park fund its operations or projects, you can make a donation directly to the park. The entire gift will be used for the purpose you identified and no administrative costs will be deducted. Your check should be made payable to DOI-National Park Service.
You can mail a check to:
You can also donate online through Joshua Tree National Park Association. One hundred percent of your donation goes directly to the park.
There are many reasons why people wish to make donations to Joshua Tree National Park other than their love for the park. Some want to honor the achievements of someone they know. Others find a donation makes a great gift for birthdays, holidays, or weddings. Often a donation to benefit Joshua Tree National Park is made as a tangible memorial for a highly respected colleague or loved one who has passed away. You can request that a card be sent as an indication of your gift.
For more information on donations and how they help Joshua Tree National Park, contact Karin Messaros at 760-367-5512.
Did You Know?
Humans have occupied the area encompassed by Joshua Tree National Park for at least 5,000 years. The first group known to inhabit the area was the Pinto Culture, followed by the Serrano, the Chemehuevi, and the Cahuilla. More...