Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park USA History:

Joshua Tree National Park Location Riverside County & San Bernardino County, California, USA
Joshua Tree National Park Nearest city Twentynine Palms, San BernardinoNearest city: Twentynine Palms, San Bernardino
Joshua Tree National Park Coordinates 33°47′18.22″N 115°53′53.60″W
Joshua Tree National Park Area 789,745 acres (3,196 km²)
Joshua Tree National Park Established October 31, 1994 Established: October 31, 1994
Joshua Tree National Park Visitors 1,256,421 (in 2006)
Joshua Tree National Park Governing body National Park Service

Joshua Tree National Park USA Visitor Center:

Joshua Tree National Park USA Visitor Center - Oasis Visitor Center

  • Open: All Year 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Phone: 760-367-5500
  • Location: Oasis of Mara in Twentynine Palms
  • Special Programs: Park videos are shown upon request between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Exhibits: yes
  • Available Facilities: water, flush toilets, telephone, bookstore, beverages, picnic tables

Joshua Tree National Park USA Visitor Center - Joshua Tree Visitor Center

  • Open: All Year 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Phone: 760-366-1855
  • Location: South of Hwy 62 (Twentynine Palms Highway) on Park Boulevard in the Village of Joshua Tree
  • Special Programs: Park videos are shown upon request.
  • Exhibits: yes
  • Available Facilities: bookstore, cafe, flush toilets onsite; public telephone and showers nearby

Joshua Tree National Park USA Visitor Center - Cottonwood Visitor Center

  • Open: All Year 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Cottonwood Spring
  • Special Programs: Park videos are shown upon request.
  • Exhibits: yes
  • Available Facilities: water, flush toilets, bookstore onsite; picnic area nearby

Joshua Tree National Park USA Visitor Center - Black Rock Nature Center

  • Open: October through May
    Daily (except Friday) 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Fridays Noon to 8:00 p.m.
  • Phone: 760-367-3001
  • Location: Black Rock Canyon
  • Exhibits: yes
  • Available Facilities: water, flush toilets, bookstore, picnic area

Joshua Tree National Park USA Weather:

Averages & Records
Joshua Tree National Park USA Weather - Average High: 83°F
Joshua Tree National Park USA Weather - Average Low: 49°F
Joshua Tree National Park USA Weather - Warmest Month: July
Joshua Tree National Park USA Weather - Coolest Month: December
Joshua Tree National Park USA Weather - Wettest Month: August

Joshua Tree National Park USA Operating Hours & Seasons:

  1. Joshua Tree National Park USA Operating Hours in Oasis Visitor Center
    Open All Year
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Located at park headquarters in Twentynine Palms, at the junction of Utah Trail and National Park Drive.
  2. Joshua Tree National Park USA Operating Hours in Joshua Tree Visitor Center
    Open All Year
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Located one block south of Hwy 62 (Twentynine Palms Highway) on Park Boulevard in Joshua Tree Village.
  3. Joshua Tree National Park USA Operating Hours in Cottonwood Visitor Center
    Open All Year
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Located eight miles north of Interstate 10 at Cottonwood Spring.
  4. Joshua Tree National Park USA Operating Hours in Black Rock Nature Center
    Open October through May
    8 a.m. to 4 p.m. except on Friday
    Noon to 8 p.m. on Friday
    Located in Black Rock Campground.

Joshua Tree National Park USA Camping:

Campgrounds Elevation in feet Sites Fees Group
Sites
Group
Fees
Horse
Camp
Water
Belle 3,800

18

$10

       
Black Rock 4,000

100

$15

 

 

$15

yes

Cottonwood 3,000

62

$15

3

$30

 

yes

Hidden Valley 4,200

39

$10

       
Indian Cove 3,200

101

$15

13

$25/40

   
Jumbo Rocks 4,400

124

$10

       
Ryan 4,300

31

$10

 

 

$10

 
Sheep Pass 4,500    

6

$25/40

   
White Tank 3,800

15

$10

       

Joshua Tree National Park Nature walks inside the park include:
Hidden Valley
Echinocereus engelmannii in bloom and Cylindropuntia bigelovii
Indian Cove

Joshua Tree National Park Cholla Cactus Garden
Longer trails include:
Lost Horse Mine
Lost Palms Oasis
Fortynine Palms Oasis

Joshua Tree National Park USA Activities:

  1. Joshua Tree National Park USA Activities - Backcountry Roads
  2. Joshua Tree National Park USA Activities - Backpacking
  3. Joshua Tree National Park USA Activities - Birding
  4. Joshua Tree National Park USA Activities - Camping
  5. Joshua Tree National Park USA Activities - Geology Motor Tour
  6. Joshua Tree National Park USA Activities - Hiking
  7. Joshua Tree National Park USA Activities - Horseback Riding
  8. Joshua Tree National Park USA Activities - Keys Ranch Tour
  9. Joshua Tree National Park USA Activities - Mountain Biking
  10. Joshua Tree National Park USA Activities - Nature Walks
  11. Joshua Tree National Park USA Activities - Ranger Programs
  12. Joshua Tree National Park USA Activities - Rock Climbing
  13. Joshua Tree National Park USA Activities - Stargazing
  14. Joshua Tree National Park USA Activities - Wildflower Viewing

Joshua Tree National Park USA Place To Go:

  1. Joshua Tree National Park - Visitor Centers
  2. Joshua Tree National Park - Keys View
  3. Joshua Tree National Park - Black Rock Canyon
  4. Joshua Tree National Park - Skull Rock
  5. Joshua Tree National Park - Indian Cove
  6. Joshua Tree National Park - Cottonwood Spring
  7. Joshua Tree National Park - Covington Flats

Joshua Tree National Park USA Nature and Science:

  • Joshua Tree National Park - Animals:
    1. Amphibians
    2. Birds
    3. Insects, Spiders, Centipedes, Millipedes
    4. Mammals
    5. Reptiles
  • Joshua Tree National Park - Plants
    1. Cacti / Desert Succulents
    2. Trees and Shrubs
    3. Fan Palm Oases
    4. Cryptobiotic Crusts
  • Joshua Tree National Park - Environmental Factors
  • Joshua Tree National Park - Natural Features & Ecosystems
    1. Deserts
    2. Faults
    3. Geologic Formations
    4. Mountains
    5. Wilderness

Joshua Tree National Park USA Lodging:

  • Joshua Desert Retreats
  • The Desert Lily B & B
  • Yucca Inn & Suites
  • Miracle Springs Resort

Joshua Tree National Park USA Lodging Call Toll Free: 1-866-875-8456
Joshua Tree National Park USA Lodging Outside the USA: 1-406-862-8190
Joshua Tree National Park - Lodging Outside the Park Palm Springs, California:

  • Alpine Gardens Hotel
  • Calla Lily Inn
  • The Chase Hotel
  • Desert Hills Palm Springs
  • El Rancho Lodge
  • Palm Mountain Resort
  • Palm Springs Hotel California
  • The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn
  • Village Inn

Joshua Tree National Park USA Visitors Guide:

Private Non-commercial Vehicle $ 10.00 (Seven Day Pass)
Individual Entry (Bike, Foot) $ 5.00 (Seven Day Pass)
Annual Pass $ 25.00 (Season)
Gold Access Passport (Blind or permanently disabled individuals) Free (Lifetime - good in all national parks)
Golden Age Passport (one time fee - for those 62+ years young) $ 10.00 (Lifetime - good in all national parks)
Golden Eagle Passport (good one year from date of purchase) $ 50.00 (good in all national parks)

Joshua Tree National Park USA Hiking:

Trail Distance
Joshua Tree National Park - Boy Scout 16 miles 25.8 km
Joshua Tree National Park - 49 Palms Oasis 3 miles
4.8 km
Joshua Tree National Park - Lost Horse Mine/Mtn. 4 miles
6.4 km
Joshua Tree National Park - Lost Palms Oasis 8 miles 11.2 km
Joshua Tree National Park - Mastodon Peak 3 miles
4.8 km
Joshua Tree National Park - Ryan Mountain 3 miles
4.8 km