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 »
Each year, volunteers contribute more than 25,000 hours to Joshua Tree National Park. Visitors, residents, families, school groups, scouts, clubs, and businesses-people just like you-help care for the trails, campgrounds, visitor centers, libraries, climbing rocks, and oases of Joshua Tree.
Almost 500 people annually make the time to give something back to this American treasure in the desert Southwest. Most people work for half a day or more on the trails or roads. A few spend several months working in various locations throughout the park.
To find out more about volunteering at Joshua Tree, contact the volunteer coordinator at 760-367-5507 or by e-mail.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Did You Know?
The red-spotted toad is a true denizen of the desert, where it spends most of its life underground. Found from one end of the park to the other, it appears after good, soaking rains. More...