Black Rock Canyon and Jumbo Rocks campgrounds each have one accessible campsite. Nature trails at Oasis of Mara, Bajada, Keys View, and Cap Rock are accessible. Some trails at roadside viewpoints can be negotiated by those with limited mobility.
Admission Fees and Permits
Park admission is $15 per car, $5 per person on foot. The Joshua Tree Pass, good for one year, is $30. Free permits—available at all visitor centers—are required for rock climbing.
The park is open every day, around the clock. The park is in the Pacific time zone.
There are no ATMs in the park. ATMs and banks can be found in Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree.
Cell phones don't work in most areas of the park. Pay phones are at Oasis Visitor Center and Black Rock Canyon Campground; there are no telephones in the interior of the park.
Emergency assistance within Joshua Tree is limited. Emergency-only phones are at Intersection Rock at the entrance to Hidden Valley Campground and Indian Cove Campground; call San Bernardino Dispatch at 909/383-5651, or dial 911.
Shops and Grocers
Twentynine Palms Highway from Yucca Valley east to Twentynine Palms supports a string of strip malls where you can find pretty much anything. There are four supermarkets, about a dozen convenience stores, all kinds of fast-food outlets, automobile dealers and repair shops, even big box stores such as Wal-Mart, Kmart, and Home Depot. In addition, the following specialize in gear and supplies for visitors to Joshua Tree National Park.
Coyote Corner (6535 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA, 92252. 760/366–9683. Daily 9–6.)
Joshua Tree Outfitters (61707 Hwy. 62, Joshua Tree, CA, 92252. 760/366–1848 or 888/366–1848. www.joshuatreeoutfitters.com. Thurs.–Tues. 9–5.)
Park Contact Information
Joshua Tree National Park (74485 National Park Dr., Twentynine Palms, CA, 92277. 760/367–5500. www.nps.gov/jotr.)
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