Most visitor centers and the Desert Institute will be closed for the duration of the government shutdown. The Joshua Tree Visitor Center is open.
Closed for the duration of the government shutdown
The Oasis Visitor Center is one of the most historically significant visitor centers representing Joshua Tree National Park. Featuring the beautiful Oasis of Mara, the visitor center was established in 1950 when the park was a still a National Monument. Along the nature trail and surrounding the unique visitor center building, visitors can find many of the plants native to the area as well as plants established by the Serrano tribes.
Open: 8:30 am | Closed: 5:00 pm
The Oasis Visitor Center accepts payments in the form of cash, checks, debit cards (with a credit card logo), and credit cards (American Express, Mastercard, & Visa) for purchases in the shop or for the purchase of passes into Joshua Tree National Park.
The Oasis Visitor Center features ADA compliant marked parking spaces for the convenience of our guests. This includes parking for vans that require ramp access. The parking spots are available on a first come, first served basis. Appropriate placards are required on display in the vehicle at all times.
The visitor center building is wheelchair accessible from the parking area with a curb ramp and inside the visitor center building.
The visitor center features restrooms for those that require wheelchair access. Stalls with wheelchair access are marked with appropriate signage.
All questions regarding accessibility can be directed to the Joshua Tree National Park Association at (760) 367-5535 or firstname.lastname@example.org.