Joshua Tree National Park Sights

Barker Dam

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Updated 05/04/2015

Fodor's Review

Built around 1900 by ranchers and miners to hold water for cattle and mining operations, the dam now collects rainwater and is a good place to spot wildlife such as the elusive bighorn sheep. Unfortunately, access to the dam itself was eliminated in 2013 after repeated graffiti vandalism.


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Barker Dam Rd., off Park Blvd., 10 miles south of West Entrance, Joshua Tree National Park, California, 92277, United States

Updated 05/04/2015


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