There are so many things to do and enjoy in Joshua Tree National Park. Ranger Pam Tripp requests us to observe a few simple rules…
Every year approximately 1.4 million visitors come to Joshua Tree NP to enjoy the desert and what it has to offer, such as camping, hiking, rock climbing, and sightseeing of the beautiful landscape. Along with great scenery and activities, however, there are regulations that help visitors and park personnel preserve and protect the scenery, wildlife, and vegetation. Here are a few:
- Campfires are allowed only within designated sites. Remember to bring your own firewood, while keeping it contained within the fire ring
- Help protect wildlife by not feeding or harassing the animals.
- For the safety of visitors and protection of wildlife, no hunting of any kind is allowed in Joshua Tree NP
- Cutting of vegetation is not allowed, nor is the tying up of vegetation to other objects.
- Be sure to observe all speed limits within the park. Posted speeds range from 35 to 45 miles per hours.
For information on rules and regulations, check us out at www.nps.gov/jotr, or call us at 760-367-5522.