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Alerts & Conditions
Park Accessible to Public during Government ShutdownDuring the shutdown of the federal government due to a lapse of appropriations, some areas of Joshua Tree National Park will remain accessible but all park events are cancelled.
Missing HikerPaul Miller, 51, was last seen on Friday, July 13th as he departed his hotel with the intention of hiking Fortynine Palms Oasis, a popular hiking trail. Anyone having information as to the whereabouts of this individual, please call: (909) 383-5651.
Closures due to October StormHeavy rains on October 12th, 2018 caused flash flooding throughout Joshua Tree National Park and the surrounding area. Staff is working to assess damage and clean-up roads and facilitaties. Currently, the South Entrance is open, but restricted to one lane of traffic in some areas. Use caution. Find an alternate route if you are in an oversized vehicle or driving an RV. The North and West entrances remain open.
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During the summer when temperatures soar, air quality may be poor. Please use caution and check our Live Weather & Air Quality Data page. During the fall and winter months, air quality is generally good.
North and West entrance stations
Days are typically clear with less than 25% humidity. Temperatures are most comfortable in the spring and fall, with an average highs around 85°F (29°C) and average lows around 50°F (10°C) respectively. Winter brings cooler days, around 60°F (15°C), and freezing nights. It occasionally snows at higher elevations. Summers are hot, over 100°F (38°C) during the day and not cooling much below 75°F (24°C) at night.
Last updated: January 9, 2019