Goods & Services

A visitor uses a smart phone to take a picture while on a Keys Ranch tour. Cell phone service is unavailable in most of the park.
Your smart phone will be useful for taking pictures on your Joshua Tree trip, but you will not have cell service in most areas of the park.

NPS/Cathy Bell


Cell phone service not available in most of the park

While there is cell service in the towns surrounding Joshua Tree National Park, the rugged and remote terrain of the park itself means that very few areas in the park have cell coverage. You should not expect to rely on your cell phone for navigation or emergencies.


Food, gas, lodging, and similar services are not available in Joshua Tree National Park

Get information on services available in nearby communities from area chambers of commerce.

Water is available at only a few locations around the park:

  • Oasis Visitor Center in Twentynine Palms
  • West Entrance Station
  • Black Rock Campground
  • Cottonwood Campground
  • Indian Cove Ranger Station
Bring water with you into the park. See Safety for more information.

Last updated: July 6, 2016

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Mailing Address:

74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-3597


(760) 367-5500

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