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74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277


Viewed from the road, this desert park only hints at its vitality. Closer examination reveals a fascinating variety of plants and animals that make their home in this land shaped by strong winds, unpredictable torrents of rain, and climatic extremes. Dark night skies, a rich cultural history, and surreal geologic features add to the attraction of this place. Come see for yourself!


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.

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.

Cottonwood Visitor Center

Open All Year
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Located eight miles north of Interstate 10 at Cottonwood Spring.

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.

Basic Directions

Joshua Tree National Park lies 140 miles east of Los Angeles, 175 miles northeast of San Diego, and 215 miles southwest of Las Vegas. You can approach it from Interstate 10 and Hwy 62 (Twentynine Palms Highway).

There are three park entrance stations:
• The west entrance is located five miles south of the junction of Highway 62 and Park Boulevard at Joshua Tree Village.
• The north entrance is in Twentynine Palms, three miles south of the junction of Highway 62 and Utah Trail.
• The south entrance at Cottonwood Spring, which lies 25 miles east of Indio, can be approached from the east or west, also via Interstate 10.

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