Where Two Deserts Meet

Two distinct desert ecosystems, the Mojave and the Colorado, come together in Joshua Tree National Park. A fascinating variety of plants and animals make their homes in a land sculpted by strong winds and occasional torrents of rain. Dark night skies, a rich cultural history, and surreal geologic features add to the wonder of this vast wilderness in southern California. Come explore for yourself.

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Virtually Experience Joshua Tree

Learn and explore more about Joshua Tree National Park virtually.

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Current Conditions

Learn about closures, construction and other relevant info before you arrive.

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Find Your Virtual Park

Connect with national parks from a distance through digital opportunities and activities to do in your own home or neighborhood.

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Plan Your Visit

Where to go, what to do, and what you need to know for your Joshua Tree adventure.

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A safe visit is a fun visit. Get important safety information here.

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What Exactly Is a Joshua Tree?

Dagger-like leaves? Sprawling, zig-zaggy branches? The Joshua tree looks like it belongs in a Dr. Seuss book.

Last updated: April 5, 2020

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Mailing Address:

74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-3597


(760) 367-5500

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