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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.

  • Black Rock Art Gallery Opening of static equilibrium

    September 28, 2022 | 8:20 am

    Joshua Tree National Park management is pleased to announce a new art exhibition by 2017 Joshua Tree National Park Artist-In-Residence Koichi Yamamoto. static equilibrium is a series of intaglio prints on Japanese kozo paper formed into kites that explore the dynamism and power of the wind.

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  • Joshua Tree National Park to Celebrate Desert Tortoise Week

    September 22, 2022 | 10:39 am

    Easily one of the most identifiable desert icons, the Desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) is celebrated October 3-7, 2022 at desert conservation organizations such as national parks, zoos and wildlife sanctuaries, as well as in schools across the desert southwest.

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  • Black Rock Art Gallery Opening of Into the Mojave: Desert Flora Exhibition

    August 29, 2022 | 3:34 pm

    Joshua Tree National Park management is pleased to announce a new art exhibition by former Mojave National Preserve Artist in Residence, Mollie Doctrow. Into the Mojave is a series of black and white woodcut prints that explore complex forms of nature through shape, line, contrast, and rhythm, depicting natural forms accurately and expressively. 

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  • UPDATE - Pinto Basic Road Reopens After Flood Event at Joshua Tree National Park

    August 19, 2022 | 10:45 am

    Pinto Basin Road has reopened after flood events damaged this roadway earlier in the week. Dirt is still present on the road and will remain short-term as weather forecasts predict additional rain over the weekend. Drive with caution.

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  • Temporary Road Closure at Joshua Tree National Park

    August 17, 2022 | 9:23 am

    Due to recent flash flood damage, Pinto Basin Road (from Ocotillo to the south boundary) Geology Tour Road (from the northern gate to Berdoo Canyon) and the Big Horn Pass Road complex are temporarily closed.

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  • Joshua Tree National Park Proposes a Wilderness Backcountry Permit Program

    August 12, 2022 | 10:51 am

    Joshua Tree National Park (JTNP) managers are proposing a program that would require a permit for wilderness backcountry overnight use in specified zones in the park. 

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  • Joshua Tree National Park Road Closure Due to Flooding

    August 8, 2022 | 5:47 pm

    Joshua Tree National Park Road Closure Due to Flooding

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  • Joshua Tree National Park management is pleased to announce a new art exhibition by former Mojave National Preserve Artist in Residence, Natalie Larsen. Land Escape is a series of works on paper about her 2019 residency.

    July 6, 2022 | 3:46 pm

    Joshua Tree National Park management is pleased to announce a new art exhibition by former Mojave National Preserve Artist in Residence, Natalie Larsen. Land Escape is a series of works on paper about her 2019 residency. Through intricate and layered drawings, Larsen creates a rich depiction of the Mojave Desert.

    Read more at nps.gov


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

    June 1, 2022 | 8:58 am

    Beginning today, Wednesday June 1, 2022, Joshua Tree National Park managers will close the 49 Palms Trail to allow bighorn sheep undisturbed access to surface water.

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  • Joshua Tree National Park Celebrates New Multi-Partner Visitor Center

    May 6, 2022 | 1:50 pm

    Joshua Tree National Park (JTNP) announces the opening of the newest park visitor center facility and bookstore.

    Read more at nps.gov