Joshua Tree National Park Sights


Cottonwood Spring

Cottonwood Spring Review

Home to the native Cahuilla people for centuries, this spring provided water for travelers and early prospectors. The area, which supports a large stand of fan palms, is a stop for migrating birds and a winter water source for bighorn sheep. A number of gold mines were located here, and the area still has some remains, including an arrastra (a gold ore–grinding tool) and concrete pillars.

Updated: 10-21-2013

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