Welcome to Joshua Tree National Park!
Though beautiful, the desert environment can be harsh and unforgiving. Preparedness is critical for your safety. Please remember the following when planning your trip.
Help Protect the Park
While the rangers help take care of the park, we rely on visitors to be good stewards and help take care of the place for future generations.
Check out our current conditions webpage for information on closures, alerts, air quality, and the weather forecast. You can also see a live view of the park from the summit of Belle Mountain.
A safe visit is a fun visit. Extremely hot in the summer. Surprisingly chilly in the winter. Prickly plants. Venomous animals.
Frequently Asked Questions
Find out the answers to the most common questions about visiting the park.
National Park App
Download the NPS App! Install the app and save Joshua Tree for offline use prior to arrival so you can use it without cell coverage.
Last updated: January 29, 2024