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.

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Plan Like a Park Ranger

Travel like an expert with these top ten tips for visiting Joshua Tree.

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How Will COVID-19 Affect My Visit?

Frequently asked questions about visiting during the novel COVID-19 pandemic.

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National Park App

Download the NPS App! Install the app and save Joshua Tree for offline use prior to arrival so you can use it without cell coverage.

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What's Open

Learn about current conditions, closures, construction and other relevant info before you arrive.

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Welcome to Joshua Tree

Find essential trip planning information here: visitor center hours, entrance fees, an event calendar, where you can take pets, and more.

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Shop Online for Books and Gifts

Operated by non-profit partner the Joshua Tree National Park Association.

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Plan Your Visit

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

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A safe visit is a fun visit. Get important safety information here.

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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.

Last updated: May 28, 2021

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74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms , CA 92277-3597


760 367-5500

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