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Membership

Join the Joshua Tree National Park Association and you’ll support park programs and projects while enjoying some great benefits. Our members are a committed group of supporters whose contributions each year help the park fulfill its educational, interpretive, and research plans. As a member you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you are supporting youth programs, scientific research and the park’s historical collections, and you will assist in the preservation of our fragile desert environment for generations to come.

You membership supports:

  • Four Joshua Tree National Park Visitor Center bookstores, offering the most extensive collection of in-depth information about Joshua Tree available to park visitors
  • The Desert Institute, our weekend field study program for adult and family learners
  • Environmental education materials for over 22,000 students each year
  • Park Ranger training
  • Grants for scientific research
  • The Minerva Hoyt California Desert Conservation Award, which recognizes achievements that have led to a significant and lasting contribution on behalf of the deserts of California
  • Publishing books and other media specific to Joshua Tree National Park
  • The park’s library and museum, available to academic researchers and any interested community scholars
  • The annual Art Festival and Artist-in-Residence program
  • Financial aid to Joshua Tree National Park for priority projects and programs

Individuals Membership


Join or Renew

Memberships are valid for one year following the month of issue. Your membership card and applicable gift will be mailed when your membership is processed. Visit one of the membership categories below to join or renew.

Membership Levels & Benefits

Your new $25 annual membership includes these benefits:

  • 15% discount on merchandise at Joshua Tree National Park Association bookstores, with reciprocal bookstore discounts at many other National Parks
  • Keys Views, our JTNPA newsletter, and a monthly e-newsletter update on park events
  • $10 discount off every Desert Institute class
  • Joshua Tree National Park Association sticker


Your new $35 annual membership includes the benefits listed above for one other member of your family living at the same address.


Your new $50 annual membership includes all of the benefits listed above plus:

  • Joshua Tree National Park Geology by Dee Trent and Rick Hazlett


Your new $100 annual membership includes all individual membership benefits, plus:

  • Joshua Tree National Park DVD postcard


Your new $250 annual membership includes all individual membership benefits, plus:

  • On Foot in Joshua Tree National Park – A Comprehensive Hiking Guide, by Patty Furbush


Your new $500 annual membership includes all individual membership benefits, plus:

  • Joshua Tree Desert Reflections – by Stephen Trimble
  • Wildflowers of Joshua Tree National Park Brochure
  • Birds of Joshua Tree National Park Brochure


Your new $1,000 annual membership includes all individual membership benefits, plus:

  • One customized tour with a Desert Naturalist in Joshua Tree National Park. Call (760) 367-5535 to make arrangements.

Business Membership


Our corporate members receive recognition in the Joshua Tree National Park Association’s newsletters and on the website (Coming soon!), and can promote their support of the park to customers from the local gateway communities and beyond. Benefits include a supply of the park’s official newspaper – the Joshua Tree Guide – to share with visitors, as well as the benefits of individual membership.

All Business Memberships receive:

  • Complimentary issues of The Joshua Tree Guide, the official park newspaper, to share with your customers. We are no longer offering delivery of your complimentary issues to your business. You are welcome to pick up your issues at the JTNPA Headquarters in the Oasis of Mara Visitor Center in Twentynine Palms. We just ask you call in advance – (760) 367-5522.
  • Framed photograph of Joshua Tree National Park with your business’s name to show customers your support
  • Business members both receive and are recognized in our Keys View bi-annual newsletter and email updates which is distributed to all JTNPA Members as well as to all of our Donors. (Preview the Keys Views Winter 2018 Edition)
  • Recognition as a business sponsor on the Joshua Tree National Park Association website (Coming soon!) and newsletter
  • 15% discount on retail purchases at Joshua Tree National Park Visitor Centers, and at many other National Park bookstores
  • Discounts on Desert Institute classes
  • An e-newsletter JTNPA Connection with news of upcoming events and programs taking place at and around Joshua Tree National Park

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As the park’s primary non-profit partner, our mission is to assist with preservation, education, historical and scientific programs for the benefit of Joshua Tree National Park and its visitors.