|Skull Rock. Joshua Tree National Park. California. August 2013|
Overview of Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park is located in southeastern of California. It has been named after the trees native to the park- Joshua tree-. The park was marked as a national monument in 1936. It was declared a US National Park in 1994. Its elevation as a national park saw it being added 234,000 acres of land. This makes a total of 790,636 acres of land. There are rock formations in the park that were formed more than 100 years ago.
Black Rock Camp Ground
This is one of the nine camping grounds in this National Park. This particular camping ground has some of the latest amenities such as provision of water and flush toilets. There is a small fee payable for the camping ground.
This is one of the walking paths in the park. The short stretch of this trail allows you to view the beauty of the park without walking too much.
The California Tree Frog
This is where you can view some of the wildlife in the park. The site is located at the northern edge of the park.
It was built to provide water for cattle and also for mining use. Nowadays it is being used to attract wildlife.
How to get to Joshua Tree National Park
Palm Springs International Airport is the nearest airport for visitors coming with airplanes. Also if you were to get here by train, Palm Springs is still the nearest city with an Amtrak station.