Ranger Programs


"Guided tours, patio talks, and evening programs are just a few ways you can get better connected with Joshua Tree National Park. Get more information about our popular Keys Ranch Tour, a reservation-only program that takes visitors to an historic homestead. Program availability varies with the season and weather conditions."    ~ www.NPS.gov

Download the official Joshua Tree National Park Newspaper and Guide.

Plan your visit by viewing scheduled programs using searchable JTNP Online Calendar.

Park Entry 


Park Passes

Pass Options include Weekly, Annual, National Parks Interagency and FREE Active Duty Military  available at all kiosk's and visitor centers.   

2019 Free Entrance Days

  • Monday, January 21 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

  • Saturday, April 20 – First Day of National Park Week/National Junior Ranger Day

  • Sunday, August 25 – National Park Service Anniversary

  • Saturday, September 28 – National Public Lands Day

  • Monday, November 11 – Veterans Day

JTNP Roadrunner Shuttle / Service Suspended

Joshua Tree National Park Roadrunner Shuttle Two-Year Pilot project ended May 31, 2019. We are sad to report that Joshua Tree National Park in conjunction with the Morongo Basin Transit Authority are no longer offering this service.

Joshua Tree National park Roadrunner shuttle - Service suspended

Special Events

SEPTEMBER 14 & 15, 2019
10am - 4pm

Art Market with artist booths, music, food and beverages at 29 Palms Inn; exhibition and art demonstrations at 29 Palms Art Gallery; hands-on mural project at 29 Palms Creative Center; ranger talks at Oasis Visitor Center and nature walks at Oasis of Mara, Twentynine Palms, CA. Admission FREE

Schedule of Events

Joshua Tree National Park Art Expo 2017 - shared by JOSHUATREEVACATIONHOMES.COM
JTNP night Sky Festival - JoshauTreeVacationHomes.com


The National Park Service and partners will bring together astronomers, scientists, night-sky enthusiasts, artists, junior rangers, and members of nearby communities to celebrate the night skies of Joshua Tree National Park. This event is free of charge. Park entrance fees apply. 

Follow our BLOG for further details as the date approaches! Some events have limited space and require TICKETS  while others are FREE.  We encourage attendees to RESERVE your accommodations with JTVH early! 

An amazing lineup of presentations, youth crafts, star party and Astrophotography workshop are offered through Joshua Tree National Park Association.  Tickets available online at JTNParts.org