For 20 years, a double-wide trailer has served as the visitor center at Cottonwood Springs near the southern border of Joshua Tree National Park in California. With visitation climbing rapidly, the park hopes to renovate the visitor center and surrounding facilities by 2022.
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Getting into Joshua Tree National Park in California will cost you a little bit more beginning on January 3.
The National Park Service released its finding of no significant impact on the effects of adjusting the boundary of Joshua Tree National Park to include lands in the Eagle Mountain area of Riverside County. The Park Service recommends adding more than 20,000 acres of federal, state and private lands to the boundary of Joshua Tree National Park.
A land transfer between the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service is underway, one that would return roughly 22,500 acres that originally were part of Joshua Tree National Park to the park.
Consider this future scenario: the desire to see the wonders of the American outdoors is considered uninteresting, unfruitful to thought, and an unproductive experience that doesn’t help with life. These thoughts are coming from the parents of the future who pass on their knowledge to their children.
A heat wave stretched across the Southwest on Saturday, prompting warnings for some national park visitors to drink plenty of water and avoid long hikes under the sun.
A new mural illustrating the living creatures that occupied the area in and around Joshua Tree National Park in California thousands of years ago is now on exhibit in the Joshua Tree Visitor Center. The mural offers a glimpse of how climate change, through time, can alter the landscape and life within.
National parks are phenomenal vacation destinations and a great place to bring your home on wheels. But when you do, some challenges are inevitable. Navigating a park’s curvy interior roads can be tricky, and campsites are astonishingly narrow for modern RVs. In Southern California, two neighboring parks perfectly illustrate the range of accommodations for RVers: Death Valley and Joshua Tree. One is more RV-friendly than the other, but both offer an unforgettable camping experience.
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, an art exhibit at the United States Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C., will showcase some of the plant species and communities found throughout the more than 400 national parks.
How will climate change impact Joshua Tree National Park in California. While researchers have warned that higher temperatures could adversely impact the iconic Joshua Trees, there are other impacts to the park's ecosystem as well, as this video explains.