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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

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So what does "Park Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Joshua Tree National Park is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas are closed. It can include trails, campgrounds, facilities, visitor centers, etc. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has more information about the status of the park. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Joshua Tree National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of California and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Joshua Tree National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of California and the local community for more detailed information.

Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed

Joshua Tree National Park currently has visitors centers, stores, or other facilities closed due to Covid-19. It is highly suggested that you bring all the supplies you may need in case a store is closed or shopping is limited due to local communities or the park. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of California and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: September 16, 2021
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Joshua Tree National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Joshua Tree National Park - News section for more.

  • Temporary Closure Lifted for 49 Palms Hiking Trail in Joshua Tree National Park

    September 9, 2021 | 9:00 am

    The temporary closure of the 49 Palms Hiking Trail that began Monday June 14, 2021 has been lifted.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Campground Updates

    September 1, 2021 | 11:45 am

    As of September 1, 2021, campers will now make same-day reservations for reservation campgrounds on recreation.gov. Additionally, first-come, first-served campgrounds have a new payment method. A ranger will be at campgrounds throughout the day to collect campsite fees with a portable register.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Joshua Tree National Park Seeking Public Comment

    August 19, 2021 | 11:54 am

    Joshua Tree National Park (JTNP) leadership is seeking public comment on two projects: Construct New West Entrance Fee Station; and Barker Dam Parking Lot Expansion. These projects are proposed to improve visitor satisfaction and to address congestion at two of the park’s most frequented areas. On August 18, 2021, the park will begin a 30-day public comment period for both these projects.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Visitation to Joshua Tree National Park Creates $122 Million in Economic Benefits in 2020

    June 29, 2021 | 11:38 am

    A new National Park Service (NPS) report finds that 2.4 million visitors to Joshua Tree National Park spent over $122 million in local communities in 2020. These expenditures supported a total of 1,510 jobs, $60.1 million in labor income, $102 million in value-added, and $164 million in economic output in gateway economies.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Fire Restrictions in Joshua Tree National Park

    June 21, 2021 | 5:00 pm

    Due to hot, dry weather conditions, high winds, and increasing fire danger, Joshua Tree National Park will implement fire restrictions at the direction of the Superintendent, beginning Monday, June 21, 2021.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Joshua Tree National Park Announces Proposal to Increase Camping Fees

    June 14, 2021 | 9:40 am

    Joshua Tree National Park (JOTR) proposes an increase in camping fees commensurate with customer demand and use. In the past five years, camp night stays have increased 23% and campgrounds are full almost half the year. The proposed increase of $5 per night per site will allow for additional park staff that will enhance customer service and offer a greater presence in campgrounds. This stronger presence will allow the park to better address common campground issues such as noise complaints, unattended food and trash disposal, graffiti, and campsite poaching. 

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Body Located in Joshua Tree National Park

    June 14, 2021 | 9:35 am

    The search for a Twentynine Palms man was suspended today after a body was located in Joshua Tree National Park. This multi-day effort was conducted by National Park Service, Joshua Tree Search and Rescue (JOSAR), California Highway Patrol Air Operations, and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.  

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Temporary Closure of 49 Palms Hiking Trail in Joshua Tree National Park

    June 11, 2021 | 3:17 pm

    Beginning Monday June 14, 2021 Joshua Tree National Park managers will close the 49 Palms Trail to allow bighorn sheep undisturbed access to surface water. The park is under extreme drought conditions and herds in the area are increasingly reliant on the oasis spring to survive the hot summer months. The closure will remain in place until summer monsoons provide adequate rainfall to increase water availability. Park wildlife biologists will be monitoring the situation closely.  

    Read more at nps.gov


  • June 11, 2021; Missing person search initiated in Joshua Tree National Park

    June 11, 2021 | 11:13 am

    National Park Service received a report of a missing Twentynine Palms man on June 10, 2021. Patrick Lynn Welz, 38 was last seen on June 5 when he left to drive to Riverside to visit his father. Park staff located his truck in the Indian Cove parking lot on June 10. 

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Missing Person Search Initiated in Joshua Tree National Park

    May 24, 2021 | 8:32 am

    Joseph John Alvarez Espinosa (Joey), 20, of Oceanside, California, was last seen by a family member who dropped him off for a hike on Sunday, May 16, 2021.

    Read more at nps.gov