This page contains information about accessibility in Joshua Tree National Park and may help you plan your visit. If a particular service or issue is not mentioned below and you have questions, please contact us.
U.S citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities qualify for the Interagency Access Pass, which provides free or discounted access to over 2,000 Federal recreation sites.
The following facilities and destinations are ADA-compliant:
Definition of a Service Animal
The 2010 revision to Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a “service animal” as an animal that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability.
Things to Know
Where domestic animals and wildlife overlap there is a possibility of exchanging diseases between them. Domestic dogs have introduced disease into wildlife populations and the park’s native canids (coyotes, and foxes) are vulnerable to domestic diseases such as canine distemper, parvovirus, rabies, mange, etc. Likewise it’s possible for domestic dogs to acquire these diseases from wild animals.
Working to Improve Access for All
Joshua Tree National Park welcomes everyone and seeks to create an inclusive environment for everyone to experience. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns about accessibility.
Last updated: December 6, 2017