Where Two Deserts Meet

Two distinct desert ecosystems, the Mojave and the Colorado, come together in Joshua Tree National Park. A fascinating variety of plants and animals make their homes in a land sculpted by strong winds and occasional torrents of rain. Dark night skies, a rich cultural history, and surreal geologic features add to the wonder of this vast wilderness in southern California. Come explore for yourself. Read More

tents, a fire ring, and a picnic table among Joshua trees


Sleep under the stars at one of Joshua Tree's nine developed campgrounds.

a scruffy coyote trots across open ground while looking back towards the camera

Keep Wildlife Wild

You can help protect Joshua Tree's wildlife by following a few simple guidelines.

hikers on a trail seen through spiky Joshua trees

Plan Your Visit

Where to go, what to do, and what you need to know for your Joshua Tree adventure.

an adult and a child sit on a rounded rock outcrop

Every Kid in a Park

Joshua Tree is a great place to be a kid! Climb on boulders, camp out, become a Jr. Ranger ... there's lots to do.

a silhouette of a tall, spiky plant against a vivid sunset sky

What Exactly Is a Joshua Tree?

Dagger-like leaves? Sprawling, zig-zaggy branches? The Joshua tree looks like it belongs in a Dr. Seuss book.

a large lizard sunning itself on a rock


What animals might you see on your Joshua Tree visit? How do they thrive in the desert environment?

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-3597


(760) 367-5500

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