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Joshua Tree

Rock Climbing

Joshua Tree National Park
74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760) 366-1855
(760) 367-6392 (fax)
Park Description
For a first-time visitor the desert may appear bleak and drab. Viewed from the road, the desert only hints at its vitality. Closer examination reveals a fascinating variety of plants and animals. A rich cultural history and surreal geologic features add to the attraction of this place. Two deserts, two large ecosystems whose characteristics are determined primarily by elevation, come together at Joshua Tree National Park. Below 3,000 feet, the Colorado Desert encompasses the eastern part of the park and features natural gardens of creosote bush, ocotillo, and cholla cactus. The higher, moister, and slightly cooler Mojave Desert is the special habitat of the Joshua tree. In addition to Joshua tree forests, the western part of the park also includes some of the most interesting geologic displays found in California’s deserts. Five fan palm oases also dot the park, indicating those few areas where water occurs naturally and wildlife abounds.

Joshua Tree Pass Fees $30.00 - 12 Months

Vehicle Fees $15.00 - 7 Days

Walk-in Fees $5.00 - 7 Days

Hours of Operation: 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

Available Facilities: water, flush toilets, bookstore

Cottonwood Visitor Center:

Open All Year 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Cottonwood Spring

Available Facilities: water, flush toilets, bookstore

Joshua Tree Visitor Center (Main):

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

Available Facilities: bookstore, cafe, flush toilets onsite; public telephone and showers nearby

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

Available Facilities: water, flush toilets, telephone, bookstore, beverages

Fees: There are entry fees for this park
No Metro Region listed. Park Management: Federal

Printed Materials
Joshua Tree Map    

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