Joshua Tree National Park Reopens With Some Services, Access - What You Can and Can't Do

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By KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

 Joshua Tree National Park reopens to the public with restrictions and access since being shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

There are restrictions and closures within the park, however.

According to the Joshua Tree National Park website, Joshua Tree National Park is modifying operations to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We are working to increase access to the park in a phased approach."

The website had the following information for visitors:

What is closed?

Visitor centers

Group campsites

What is canceled?

All programs

All permits for special use activities through May 31, 2020

What is open?

Park entrances. Entrance stations will be staffed regularly but will not be collecting fees.

Roads and parking lots

Trails

Family campsites

Most bathroom facilities