Park Newspaper

The Joshua Tree Guide is the official park newspaper. It serves as your go-to source for important trip-planning and safety information. In its pages you'll also find a park map; a schedule of ranger programs; information on hiking trails, campgrounds, and backcountry roads; feature articles about what's going on in the park; and much more.

The Joshua Tree Guide is published three times a year. The spring and fall issues are 12 pages long. The summer issue is 8 pages long.

cover image of Fall 2016 newspaper showing a campsite with a tent under a Joshua tree

Fall Guide: October 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017

Download the Fall 2016 Joshua Tree Guide (3.9 MB PDF). Feature articles in this issue are about the 2016 National Park Service Centennial, the San Andreas Fault, and the value of wilderness.

cover of Spring 2017 newspaper; image of rocky hillside with scattered vegetation and wildflowers, "Spring Guide" text overlay

Spring Guide: February 1 - May 31, 2017

Download the Spring 2017 Joshua Tree Guide (4.4 MB PDF). Topic covered in this issue include migratory birds, paleontology, and Joshua Tree's two distinct desert ecosystems.

Looking for an older edition of the Joshua Tree Guide? Check our park newspaper archive.

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74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-3597


(760) 367-5500

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