Park Statistics

Area

795,156 gross acres including private and state inholdings
3,218 square kilometers

Did you know? The park service provides acreage reports for all parks.

Elevation

Highest point: 5,814 ft (1,773 m) at the summit of Quail Mountain
Lowest point: 536 ft (163 m) at the southeastern boundary of the park

Annual Visitation

2020: 2,399,542
2019: 2,988,547
2018: 2,942,382
2017: 2,853,619
2016: 2,505,286
2015: 2,025,756 (the first year visitation surpassed two million)
2014: 1,589,904
2013: 1,383,340
2012: 1,396,117
2011: 1,396,237

Historic Annual Visitation

2010: 1,434,976
2000: 1,233,935
1990: 1,022,396 (1990 was the first year visitation surpassed one million)
1980: 545,357
1970: 643,000
1960: 320,100
1950: 79,129
1941: 31,285 (1941 was the first year records were kept)

Dig Deeper

View more Visitor Use Statistics for Joshua Tree National Park, including monthly visitation, overnight stays, and vehicle counts.

Last updated: June 29, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-3597

Phone:

(760) 367-5500

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