Most visitor centers and the Desert Institute will be closed for the duration of the government shutdown. The Joshua Tree Visitor Center is open.

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Rattlesnake Canyon during rain

Rattlesnake Canyon during rain | Photo by NPS/Hannah Schwalbe | Public Domain | Source

Official Press Releases

Joshua Tree Visitor Center

Joshua Tree National Park to Remain Accessible


01/10/2019

Previously Announced Temporary Closure No Longer Necessary

Joshua Tree Visitor Center

Joshua Tree Visitor Center Reopens


01/08/2019

The Joshua Tree National Park Association (JTNPA) will reopen its Joshua Tree Visitor Center (JTVC) effective immediately.

Minerva Hoyt

2018 Minerva Hoyt California Desert Conservation Award Call for Nominations


12/17/2018

The Joshua Tree National Park Association is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the fifteenth Annual Minerva Hoyt California Desert Conservation Award.

Pat Flanagan and the 2017 Minerva Hoyt California Desert Conservation Award

Joshua Tree National Park Association awards 2017 Minerva Hoyt Conservation Award to 29 Palms Inn Naturalist Pat Flanagan


05/09/2018

The Joshua Tree National Park Association has awarded the 2017 Minerva Hoyt Conservation Award to Pat Flanagan, in recognition of her outstanding contributions in stewardship, education, research, and preservation of the California deserts.

Pat Flanagan and the 2017 Minerva Hoyt California Desert Conservation Award

Pat Flanagan Named Recipient of the 2017 Minerva Hoyt California Desert Conservation Award


04/04/2018

The Joshua Tree National Park Association is pleased to announce Pat Flanagan as the recipient of the 2017 Minerva Hoyt Conservation Award.

Joshua Tree National Park Association welcomes Jacqueline Guevara as their new Executive Director

Joshua Tree National Park Association Names New Executive Director


03/29/2018

The Joshua Tree National Park Association welcomes Jacqueline Guevara as their new Executive Director.

Minerva Hoyt

2017 Minerva Hoyt California Desert Conservation Award Call for Nominations


12/26/2017

The Joshua Tree National Park Association is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the fourteenth Annual Minerva Hoyt California Desert Conservation Award.