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.
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?
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...