Joshua Tree National Park News
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Body Found in Joshua Tree National Park
January 19, 2022 | 11:07 am
On Monday, January 17, 2022, at approximately 9:50am, National Park Service responded to a report of a deceased man in the area of the Hidden Valley Nature Trail.
Climbing Management Plan begins Public Scoping
January 13, 2022 | 9:33 am
Joshua Tree National Park (JTNP) will begin Public Scoping on the Climbing Management Plan (CMP) on January 13, 2022. The Public Scoping period will run for 45-days, ending February 27.
Prepare for Crowds at Joshua Tree National Park
November 23, 2021 | 9:15 am
Winter holidays and the spring months are the busiest times of the year at Joshua Tree National Park. Crowded conditions create limited parking, full campgrounds, and lines at park entrances.
Opening of Artist-in-Resident Filtering the Landscape Exhibition
November 16, 2021 | 4:33 pm
Joshua Tree National Park management is pleased to announce a new art exhibition by former Artist-in-Residence, Sharon Lee Hart. Filtering the Landscape is inspired by Hart’s fall 2019 artist residency at the park and encompasses two bodies of work.
Temporary Closure of Odell Road in Joshua Tree National Park
November 15, 2021 | 4:38 pm
For three days, Tuesday, November 16; Thursday, November 18; and, Monday, November 22, 2021, Joshua Tree National Park managers will close a section of Odell Road north of Queen Valley Road for visitor and staff safety. This temporary closure will allow the park to continue to repair damage to vegetation and soils caused by unauthorized pull-outs along this road.
Temporary Closure of Queen Valley Road in Joshua Tree National Park
October 27, 2021 | 4:23 pm
Beginning Tuesday, November 2, 2021, Joshua Tree National Park managers will close a section of Queen Valley Road for visitor and staff safety. The closure will begin at 7:00 AM and go through 5:00 PM November 2-4, and November 8-10.
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.
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.
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.
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.