Posted by: Sandy Steinman | January 3, 2019

Joshua Tree Campgrounds Closed

Joshua Tree National Park announced

Closure Update: Campgrounds in the park will be closed effective noon on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. The park is being forced to take this action for health and safety concerns as vault toilets reach capacity. In addition to human waste in public areas, driving off road and other infractions that damage the resource are becoming a problem.

Indian Cove and Black Rock campgrounds will be open for day-use only, sunrise to sunset. Additional closures include Lost Horse Mine Road due to illegal activity and Rattlesnake Canyon in order to reduce the number of search and rescue events for rangers already spread thin due to the government shutdown.

During the federal government shutdown, we will not monitor social media. Some park areas are accessible; however access may change without notice, and there are no NPS-provided services.

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