Park Planning and Project Information

Planning plays an important role in protecting the unique natural and cultural resources and facilities at Joshua Tree National Park. Park planners work with other park staff, outside experts, and interested members of the public to develop plans that ensure the thoughtful management and lasting legacy of our park resources. Click on the links below to get the latest news about proposed projects, to learn more about projects the park is currently planning, and projects the park has completed.

Joshua Tree has several projects currently in the planning process. Project planning usually goes thru two planning phases:
  • Early Concept, Pre-design, and Scoping
  • Design Development and Compliance Review
Both these phases need to be completed before the project is implemented (begin construction or management action). Click on the project below to learn about the project's planning status.
 

Project Planning Phase

Early Concept, Pre-Design, and/or Scoping

Design Development and Compliance Review

Implementation and/or Construction

(Depending on Funding)

Climbing Management Plan

Construct New West Entrance Station

Cottonwood Visitor Center

Cottonwood District Utility and Infrastructure Improvements

Black Rock Canyon Campground Complex Utility and Infrastructure Improvements

Black Rock Canyon Campground Rehabilitation

Trails Management Plan

Barker Dam Parking Lot Expansion

Overnight Use Plan

Management Zone Changes and Desired Future Conditions

Parkwide Parking Improvements

Dingell Act Lands

 
 
 

Last updated: August 23, 2021

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74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-3597

Phone:

(760) 367-5500

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