Cottonwood Visitor Center

Joshua Tree National Park, Near Indio, California

Cottonwood Visitor Center does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


Located on Pinto Basin Road, approximately 7 miles north of Interstate 10 (exit 168), the Cottonwood Visitor Center is a convenient stop for those entering and exiting the park from the south. It has educational exhibits, a bookstore, visitor resources, and restroom facilities. You can grab a park map, buy an entrance pass, fill up your water bottle, and chat with a park ranger to get all your questions answered.

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