Plan Your Visit

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    Welcome to Joshua Tree

    Find essential trip planning information here: visitor center hours, entrance fees, an event calendar, where you can take pets, and more.

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    Park Maps

    Before arriving, download and print a park map.

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    Directions & Transportation

    See where Joshua Tree is located in southern California. Find out which park entrance will work best for you.

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    Eating & Sleeping

    Get information about campgrounds in the park. There are no grocery stores, restaurants, or lodging inside Joshua Tree National Park.

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    Places to Go

    Find out about park destinations, from must-see spots like Skull Rock or Keys View to quieter areas like Cottonwood Spring and Black Rock.

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    Things to Do

    There's so much to do! Get information on nature walks, backpacking trips, stargazing, photography, wildflower viewing, and more.

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    What's Open

    What's Open

    Learn about current conditions, closures, construction and other relevant info before you arrive.

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    A safe visit is a fun visit. Get important safety information here.

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    Where to go and what to do while visiting the park with accessibility concerns.

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    Nearby Attractions

    Visit one of the many parks within a day's drive from Joshua Tree.

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    Find information in Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Find out the answers to the most commonly asked questions about visiting the park.

Please remember the following when planning your trip:
  • There is no reliable cell service when in the park.
  • There is no water available in the park.
  • Dogs are permitted in some areas.
  • Drones are not permitted within the park and violaters will be ticketed.

Last updated: July 13, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-3597


760 367-5500

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