What do you want from your national park experience?
Delight in the contrast between rock and sky. Enjoy the brilliance of the stars on a dark night. Inhale the scent of creosote bush after rain. Admire the agility of bighorn sheep as they scramble up impossible slopes. Appreciate the silence of the vast desert landscape.
No matter what adventure you seek in Joshua Tree, this Plan Your Visit section will help you prepare for your trip.visitor center hours, entrance fees, and the limits on where you can take pets.
See where Joshua Tree is located in southern California. Find out which park entrance will work best for you. Download PDF maps of the park.campgrounds in the park. There are no grocery stores, restaurants, or lodging inside Joshua Tree National Park, but we provide contact information for the chambers of commerce in nearby communities, where you can find out about accessing these services.
Get ideas about how to spend your time in the park, whether you're visiting for a few hours or several days.
Find out about ranger-led programs and special events taking place in the park.
A safe visit is a fun visit. Get important safety information here.
Planning a trip with accessibility in mind? This is a great place to start.
Discover other national park sites within a day's drive of Joshua Tree.We look forward to welcoming you to Joshua Tree.