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
Where Two Deserts Meet
A Safe Visit Is a Fun Visit
Extremely hot in the summer. Surprisingly chilly in the winter. Prickly plants. Venomous animals. Get important safety information here.
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.
Discover the Desert Tortoise
Spending 95% of its time underground, this unhurried creature comes out of its burrow in spring to eat and mate. Let us know if you see one.