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.

A park ranger jumps through the air.

Plan Like a Park Ranger

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

A line of cars on a road passing a sign that reads Entering Joshua Tree National Park

Buy Your Pass Online

Purchase digital park entrance passes at no additional cost. Buying your pass ahead of time may help expedite your trip into the park!

The NPS Logo, a brown arrowhead that reads 'National Park Service' with a bison, mountain, and tree

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.

Cones and a Road Closed sign block a road.

What's Open

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

A ranger in a mask directing traffic and a driver in a mask

How Will COVID-19 Affect My Visit?

Visiting Joshua Tree during the COVID pandemic

A rock shaped like a heart with a brightly colored sunrise in the background.

Shop Online for Books and Gifts

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

A park volunteer and two visitors look at a map of the park in a visitor center.

Plan Your Visit

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

a backpack with water bottles, a hat, and sunglasses

Safety

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

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.

Last updated: March 9, 2022

Park footer

Contact Info

Mailing Address:

74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms , CA 92277-3597

Phone:

760 367-5500

Contact Us

Stay Connected