Two distinct desert ecosystems, the Mojave and the Colorado, come together in Joshua Tree National Park. A fascinating variety of plants and animals make their homes in a land sculpted by strong winds and occasional torrents of rain. Dark night skies, a rich cultural history, and surreal geologic features add to the wonder of this vast wilderness in southern California. Come explore for yourself.
Joshua Tree National Park is open year-round. There are few facilities within the park's approximately 800,000 acres, making Joshua Tree a true desert wilderness just a few hours outside Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, and Phoenix. About 2.8 million visitors come to the park each year to enjoy activities such as hiking, camping (learn about camping and backpacking permits here ), photography, rock climbing, and simply enjoying the serene desert scenery. Visitors should plan ahead to have a safe visit and recreate responsibly The busy season in Joshua Tree runs from September through May.
Additional links can be found on the Overview page regarding camping and backpacking permits, how to have a safe visit, and how to recreate responsibly.This pass is only valid for entrance fees at Joshua Tree National Park. All visitors 16 years of age and older are required to pay an entrance fee at Joshua Tree National Park. Please be prepared to show your physical pass or digital pass on your mobile device. Passes are non-transferrable, non-refundable, not replaceable if lost or stolen, and are void if altered or reproduced.
All visitors 16 years of age and older are required to pay an entrance fee at Joshua Tree National Park. Please be prepared to show your physical pass or digital pass on your mobile device.
We invite you to be a caretaker for Joshua Tree National Park! Report graffiti, pack out your trash, give wildlife space, and respect cultural heritage sites. We need your help to keep JT special!