Joshua Tree National Park
Looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life? Take a drive out to Joshua Tree National Park
and enjoy the quiet days, starry nights, and beautiful landscape!
Joshua Tree National Park covers 792,623 acres, of which 592,000 acres are designated wilderness.
Joshua Tree provides habitat for 813 higher plant species, 40 reptile species, 41 mammal species,
and 240 bird species. The federal register lists one park reptile, the desert tortoise, as threatened.
The park protects over 700 archeological sites, 88 historic structures, 19 cultural landscapes, and
houses 230,300 items in its museum collection.
This park may be visited year round. Visitor centers are located along main roads leading into and
through the park. Ranger-guided walks, hikes, and campfire talks are conducted chiefly in the spring
and fall. There are nine campgrounds throughout the park and plenty of recreational opportunities such
as rock climbing are offered. Make sure to bring water and an adventurous attitude!