Revised Park Rules Issued

Joshua Tree National Park has issued revised park regulations in the 2010 Superintendent’s Compendium. The Compendium is a list of park-specific regulations National Park Service Superintendents are authorized to issue under the Federal Code Regulations (36CFR, sec.1.5).

The Compendium codifies park regulations “necessary for the maintenance of public health and safety, protection of environmental or scenic values, protection of natural or cultural resources, aid to scientific research, implementation of management responsibilities, equitable allocation and use of facilities, or the avoidance of conflict among visitor use activities.”

Revisions in the 2010 Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent’s Compendium are as follows:

  1. Codifies routine summer closures of certain park campground facilities at Belle, Black Rock Canyon, Cottonwood, Indian Cove, Ryan, and White Tank campgrounds due to low visitation.
  2. Amends the list of designated climbing routes that are closed to protect sensitive cultural resources to correct the name of Rockwork Rock on the Schwarzenegger Wall Route.
  3. Requires a permit for the use of artificial light for the purpose of viewing wildlife at night.
  4. Changes the number of designated parking spaces at Indian Cove Group Campsite #10 from 12 to four and at Indian Cove Group Campsite #11 from five spaces to nine. This change better reflects the actual room available for parking at these two campsites.

These revisions to the Compendium are adopted with the issuance of this press release. A complete copy of the 2010 Superintendent’s Compendium may be downloaded.

Questions about the Superintendent’s Compendium and the current revisions should be directed to Joshua Tree District Ranger Jeff Ohlfs at 760-367-5548.

Last updated: February 28, 2015

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