Joshua Tree National Park

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Sunset at Joshua Tree National Park
Sunset at Joshua Tree National Park (Photodisc/Getty)

Contact Details
74485 National Park Drive
29 Palms, CA 92277-3597
www.nps.gov/jotr/index.htm
Phone: 760-367-5500
E-mail: JOTR_Info@nps.gov

Location
Joshua Tree National Park lies in southern California's Mojave Desert; it's 140 miles east of Los Angeles.

Directions
You can approach Joshua Tree from the west via Interstate 10 and Highway 62 (29 Palms Highway). The north entrances to the park are located at the towns of Joshua Tree and 29 Palms. The south entrance at Cottonwood Spring, which lies 25 miles (40 km) east of Indio, can be approached from the east or west, also via Interstate 10.

Visitor Centers
Visitor centers, ranger stations, entrance stations, and wayside exhibits are located along main roads leading into and through the park.

Lodging
There is no lodging within the park, but a variety of options can be found in the nearby communities of 29 Palms, Palm Springs, and Coachella.


Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication

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