Alerts & Conditions

Park Closures

Joshua Tree National Park is modifying operations to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We are working to increase access to the park in a phased approach.


  • Park entrances and entrance booths
  • Roads and parking lots
  • Trails
  • Family campsites, aka individual sites. Campers should pay for their campsite as normal, following instructions at each campground.
  • Most bathroom facilities
  • Visitor center bookstores and information desks

  • Group campsites

Cancellations and Closures

  • Museum and exhibit portions will be temporarily closed in the following facilities
    • Oasis of Mara Visitor Center, bookstore and information desk remain open
    • Joshua Tree Visitor Center, bookstore and information desk remain open
    • Cottonwood Visitor Center, bookstore and information desk remain open
    • Black Rock Nature Center, bookstore and information desk remain open
  • All park ranger programs
  • Campsite reservations on All campsites are first-come, first-served until Sept. 4, 2020.

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Air Quality

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.

Average Weather

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.


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Last updated: July 14, 2020

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Mailing Address:

74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-3597


(760) 367-5500

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