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General Information

According to legend, Mormon pioneers considered the limbs of the Joshua trees to resemble the upstretched arms of Joshua leading them to the promised land. The Colorado Desert, the Mojave Desert and oases are three major ecosystems of the park.

Official Joshua Tree National Park Service website:
Must See. The most in-depth information about Joshua Tree national park.

Joshua Tree National Park -- The American Southwest:
Concise guide and a lot of pictures.

"Unofficial" Joshua Tree National Park website:
Hosted by John William Uhler. Very detail information.

When to Go

Best visit time -- Spring because of its comfortable temperatures and the desert blooms.

General weather information.

Ten day forecast and sunset/sunrise time.

Five days weather forest with local radar.


At least a half day:
Park Boulevard and Pinto Basin Road -- 64 Miles one way, a half day to full day.




Total 9 campgrounds are inside the Joshua Tree National Park. All open all-year and first come first serve.

Black Rock and Cottonwood Campground has water and flush toilets, others have no water.

Black Rock and Indian Cove Campground could be reserved through the National Park service reservation center.

Official Joshua Tree Camping Website.

Lodges and Hotels:

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Inside the park:

There is no lodging inside the park.

Gateway outside the park:

29 Palms Chamber of Commerce.

Indio Chamber of Commerce.

Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce.

Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce.

Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce.


This Joshua Tree National Park Travel Vacation Guide site was most recently updated on 02/24/04. Keywords: Joshua Tree National Park.