Joshua Tree National Park, California

Joshua Tree National Park is near Twentynine Palms, San Bernardino, California. The park was established on October 31, 1994 covers 1235 square miles and is host to nearly 1.4 million visitors each year. It has been designated as a national monument since 1936. It's made up of portions a the Mojave and Colorado Desert the Mojave being the larger of the two. The park is named after a tree found in the Mojave desert called the Joshua Tree. Hiking, Camping, and Rock Climbing are popular activities as well as stargazing due to the parks lack of light pollution. The park contains wildlife such as lizards, squirrels, birds, sheep, rats, coyotes, rabbits, and snakes. The park is open 365 days a year 24 hours a day but vistors tend to lean towards the fall and spring due to the high temperatures in summer.

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Joshua Tree National Park

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News

Road Closures in Response to National Weather Service Advisory

Acting on the latest National Weather Service Advisory, park officials are preemptively closing Geology Tour Road and Berdoo Canyon Road. The National Weather Service has forecasted a “prolonged period of light to moderate rain across Southeast California beginning today (Wednesday) and lasting into Thursday evening. Highest rainfall amounts of 1-1.5 inches are expected to occur over Joshua Tree National Park."

Joshua Tree National Park Replaces Historic Marker

Park cultural resource staff recently installed a to scale replica of what is known as the Worth Bagley Marker. The original marker was placed on the site of the 1943 shootout between William F. (Bill) Keys and Worth Bagley and stood on the side of the trail leading out to Wall Street Mill. The original stone was vandalized in 2014 and is now in the park’s museum for safekeeping.

Draft Environmental Assessment for Improvement of Visitor Facilities in the Cottonwood Area of Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park managers are pleased to announce the availability of the Improvement of Visitor Facilities at the Cottonwood Area Draft Environmental Assessment Joshua Tree National Park, California for public review and comment.

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Landscape Joshua Tree NP

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Landscape Joshua Tree NP

Another shot of the landscape at Joshua Tree National Park. Just about everywhere you might turn there seems to be an interesting view. Probably because I live in the Pacific Northwest where there is such excessive foliage that when you see an area with more open ground exposure - that alone makes it interesting.

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California Ground Squirrel

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California Ground Squirrel

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Lone Joshua Tree

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Rock Veins

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