Fire Restrictions Go Into Effect For Much Of California's National Forest AreasFire restrictions are officially in place at most of California’s national parks, including Joshua Tree National Park in Riverside County, which saw record attendance in May with more than 266,000 visitors.
Joshua Tree National Park Expecting Big Spring Break CrowdsJoshua Tree National Park, in Riverside County, rounded out the 10 most visited national parks in the nation in 2020, with 2.4 million visitors.
National Forest, Park Free Passes Expanded To Include 5th Grade StudentsThe program typically gives fourth-grade students and their families fee-free access to more than 2,000 national forests, parks and grasslands across the country. But many families canceled trips and vacations, and many national parks closed when COVID-19 struck in the spring.
California Fish And Game Votes To Protect Western Joshua Tree As Threatened Or Endangered SpeciesThe decision immediately lists the Joshua tree as a protected species and commences a one-year status review.
Hiker Rescued After Becoming Stranded In Joshua Tree National Park 40 Hours With Broken LegRobert Ringo spent 40 hours in the desert, waiting for help after he broke his femur. In excruciating pain, he was not able to get himself out of the rocky terrain he found himself in.
Joshua Tree National Park Prepares For Large Crowds Over Memorial Day WeekendWorkers at Joshua Park National Park say they are ready for the crowds expected to visit the park over Memorial Day Weekend.
Joshua Tree National Park Reopens, But Campgrounds Remain ClosedEntrances will be staffed, but the park will not collect fees at this time.
Joshua Tree National Park Attracts Big Crowds Amid HolidaysThe National Park Service says the period from late December through Jan. 1 brings some of the busiest days, and campgrounds and parking lots will likely be full.
Swarming Bees Shut Down Popular Overlook In Joshua Tree National ParkThe closure was instituted both to protect visitors and deprive bees of the moisture from cars and water bottles from visitors in the summer, encouraging the swarm to move on.
Joshua Tree National Park Trolls Miley Cyrus For Pics Of Singer Climbing California Desert IconPark officials put out a statement that, while not immediately directed at Miley Cyrus, urged the public not to climb the fragile Joshua trees.
Bruised, Beaten Joshua Tree National Park To Reopen After ShutdownParts of the nearly 800,000-acre national park remained open during the shutdown that started on Dec. 22, and ended just last Friday.
Recreation Fees Keep Joshua Tree National Park OpenNational Park Service officials say they will use Federal Land and Recreation Enhancement funds to immediately bring back park maintenance crews to deal with sanitation issues and maintain some visitor services, including reopening the campgrounds.
Joshua Tree National Park To Close Due To Federal Government ShutdownJoshua Tree National Park will close this week due to damage from the ongoing partial shutdown of the federal government, officials said Tuesday.
Government Shutdown Forces Joshua Tree National Park To Close CampgroundsJoshua Tree will remain open during the shutdown but its popular campgrounds will close at noon Wednesday, according to the National Park Service.
Attorney Survives 5 Days In Desert By Drinking Urine, Eating CactusLa Mesa attorney Paul Hanks, 54, set out to celebrate his birthday with a hike in Joshua Tree National Park. Clad only in shorts and a T-shirt, Hanks took just a couple of energy packs and a few hours’ worth of water with him on his March 11 hike.