Joshua Tree Forecast - Current Up To Date Weather
Joshua Tree Weather
Joshua Tree National Park is located in the eastern part of Southern California where the Colorado and Mojave Deserts meet which makes this one of the hottest parks in the summer.
The advantage of being located in the middle of the two largest deserts in the US is that the Joshua Tree Temperature in the winter is perfect for sightseeing, camping, hiking, and backpacking.
Best Time To Visit Based On Joshua Tree Weather
Joshua Tree National Park Weather is great from late fall to early spring but while winters are typically mild.
However, I recently spent my 2019 Thanksgiving freezing as I wandered around snow-covered Joshua Trees.
Monthly Weather Joshua Tree
High / Low
Joshua Tree Weather January
60° / 37°
Joshua Tree Weather February
63° / 38°
Joshua Tree Weather March
71° / 42°
Joshua Tree Weather April
78° / 47°
Joshua Tree Weather May
85° / 53°
Joshua Tree Weather June
96° / 62°
Joshua Tree Weather July
100° / 71°
Joshua Tree Weather August
99° / 69°
Joshua Tree Weather September
93° / 64°
Joshua Tree Weather October
81° / 52°
Joshua Tree Weather November
69° / 43°
Joshua Tree Weather December
58° / 35°
Weather in Joshua Tree during the peak season between November and March is ideal for long hikes and outdoor camping.
October and April Weather in Joshua Tree can be really good but be sure to have plenty of water because the temperatures can spike quickly in JTNP.
To help you decide when the best time to visit we’ve included a chart with the average high and low Joshua Tree temperature weather forecasts by month.
Joshua Tree Camping Info
Joshua Tree offers campsites throughout the park with amazing 360° views of the Mojave and Colorado desert landscape.
All sites are easily accessible off of the JT main paved roads which makes getting in and out easy.
Below you will find the most common questions people ask about camping at JT.
How many Joshua Tree campgrounds? Nine
Black Rock Campground - Campsites: 99 Cost: $20 Water: Yes Toilets: Flush
Indian Cove Campground - Campsites: 114 Cost: $20 Water: Yes Toilets: Flush
Cottonwood Campground - Campsites: 65 Cost: $20 Water: Yes Toilets: Flush
Hidden Valley Campground - Campsites: 45 Cost: $15 Water: No Toilets: No
Ryan Campground - Campsites: 31 Cost: $15 Water: No Toilets: No
Jumbo Rocks Campground - Campsites: 124 Cost: $15 Water: No Toilets: No
Belle Campground - Campsites: 18 Cost: $15 Water: No Toilets: No
White Tank Campground - Campsites: 15 Cost: $15 Water: No Toilets: No
Retreat Center Campground - Campsites: 1 Cost: TBD Water: Yes Toilets: Flush
Do JT camping sites have running water? Yes, three of the campgrounds include running water; Black Rock, Cottonwood, and Indian Cove.
Can you have a fire in JT? Yes, but only in the campground provided fire rings and you will have to bring your own firewood. NO FIRES ARE PERMITTED anywhere else in the park.
How much does it cost to camp at Joshua Tree? $15 - $20 a night
How much does it cost to backpack in JT? $0 for Backcountry Camping be sure to go to one of the Backcountry Boards to get the free permit.
What’s the deal with Joshua Tree camping reservations? Most of the campgrounds are first come first serve but you can get reservations for Black Rock and Indian Cove between September through May by calling Recreation.gov at 877-444-6777 or using their website.
Is Joshua Tree safe at night? Yes! Joshua tree is safe to camp overnight or even explore in the dark. The park is patrolled by JT Rangers 24/7 who are available if you get into trouble. Be sure to always carry plenty of water whether you are in the car or on the trail.
What You Need to Know Before You Go!
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Joshua Tree National Park Map
JT is a large park that will take you a couple of hours to just drive through.
There are three entrances into the park and each has a visitor center where you can pick up a free map of Joshua Tree.
Or you can download your very own pdf Joshua Tree Map here.
Best Places To Stay AirBnB Joshua Tree Vs VRBO Joshua Tree
Whether you choose a traditional hotel, inn, AirBnB, or VRBO, the place will be quiet and nice.
Most of the accomodations in JT are a bit dated and rundown but it fits with the rustic charm of Joshua Tree, Twentynine Palms and Yucca areas.
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Things To Do In Joshua Tree
People often ask me, 'What To Do In Joshua Tree?'
I think that the best advice is that you drive to all three visitor centers and stop at every attraction along the way.
The ecological diversity from the Northern part of the park to the Southern part is very different and you really need to see the entire park to appreciate its beauty.
There are so many things to do in Joshua Tree that you should give yourself an entire weekend to explore and adventure.
Joshua Tree Things To Do In No Particular Order:
Skull Rock Joshua Tree
Keys View Joshua Tree
Joshua Tree Sunset
Joshua Tree Retreat Center
Hidden Valley Joshua Tree
Joshua Tree Super Bloom
Joshua Tree Half Marathon
Joshua Tree Wildflowers
Joshua Tree Flowers
Cap Rock Joshua Tree
Joshua Tree Jumbo Rocks
Jumbo Rocks Joshua Tree
Joshua Tree RV Camping
The most popular camping outside of the park is the Joshua Tree Lake RV & Campground.
This family and pet friendly campground is set around a recreational fishing lake and picturesque desert views.
Joshua Tree RV Camping is pretty wide open with all of the BLM land surround the park.
If you are looking for a Joshua Tree RV Park check out the ones listed below.
Joshua Tree Lake RV & Campground
2601 Sunfair Road
Joshua Tree, CA
JT Sportsman's Club
6225 Sunburst Avenue
Joshua Tree, CA
Twentynine Palms RV Resort
4949 Desert Knoll Avenue
Twentynine Palms, CA
Little Pioneertown RV
55408 Twentynine Palms Highway
Yucca Valley, CA
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How Far Is Joshua Tree To...
San Diego to Joshua Tree - 2 h 47 min (185.5 mi) via I-15 N and I-10 E
Palm Springs to Joshua Tree - 50 min (49.1 mi) via I-10 E
Los Angeles to Joshua Tree - 2 h 37 min (170 miles) via I-10 E
Phoenix to Joshua Tree - 3 h 18 min (221.9 mi) via I-10 W
Las Vegas to Joshua Tree - 3 h 3 min (187.2 mi) via I-15 S
Joshua Tree to Palm Springs - 50 min (49.1 mi) via I-10 E
LAX to Joshua Tree - 2 h 37 min (170 miles) via I-10 E
Joshua Tree to San Diego - 2 h 47 min (185.5 mi) via I-15 N and I-10 E
LA to Joshua Tree - 2 h 37 min (170 miles) via I-10 E
Indio to Joshua Tree - 28 min (26.8 mi) via I-10 E
Joshua Tree to Vegas - 3 h 3 min (187.2 mi) via I-15 S
Death Valley to Joshua Tree - 3 h 51 min (228.2 mi) via CA-127 S
Joshua Tree to Las Vegas - 3 h 3 min (187.2 mi) via I-15 S
Palm Desert to Joshua Tree - 50 min (49.1 mi) via I-10 E
Long Beach to Joshua Tree - 2 h 32 min (159.9 mi) via CA-91 E and I-10 E
San Francisco to Joshua Tree - 7 h 54 min (533.8 mi) via I-5 S
Joshua Tree to Los Angeles - 2 h 37 min (170 miles) via I-10 E
Joshua Tree to Death Valley - 3 h 51 min (228.2 mi) via CA-127 S
Palm Springs to Joshua Tree National Park - 50 min (49.1 mi) via I-10 E
Joshua Tree to LAX - 2 h 37 min (170 miles) via I-10 E
Las Vegas to Joshua Tree National Park - 3 h 3 min (187.2 mi) via I-15 S
Joshua Tree to LA - 2 h 37 min (170 miles) via I-10 E
Joshua Tree to Grand Canyon - 5 h 44 min (361.2 mi) via I-40 W
Las Vegas NV to Joshua Tree - 3 h 3 min (187.2 mi) via I-15 S
Joshua Tree to Coachella - 30 min (27.0 mi) via I-10 E
Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park - 2 h 37 min (170 miles) via I-10 E
Santa Barbara to Joshua Tree - 3 h 44 min (249.3 mi) via US-101 S and I-10 E
Ontario Airport to Joshua Tree - 1 h 53 min (113.6 mi) via I-10 E
Anaheim to Joshua Tree - 2 h 15 min (136.6 mi) via CA-91 E and I-10 E
Joshua Tree to Phoenix - 3 h 18 min (221.9 mi) via I-10 W
San Diego to Joshua Tree National Park - 2 h 47 min (185.5 mi) via I-15 N and I-10 E
Vegas to Joshua Tree - 3 h 3 min (187.2 mi) via I-15 S
Joshua Tree to San Francisco - 7 h 54 min (533.8 mi) via I-5 S
Phoenix to Joshua Tree National Park - 3 h 18 min (221.9 mi) via I-10 W
Joshua Tree to Sequoia National Park - 5 h 34 min (326.3 mi) via CA-58 E
Tucson to Joshua Tree - 5 h 7 min (343.9 mi) via I-10 W
Santa Monica to Joshua Tree - 2 h 39 min (167.1 mi) via CA-60 E and I-10 E
Joshua Tree to Santa Barbara - 3 h 44 min (249.3 mi) via US-101 S and I-10 E
Temecula to Joshua Tree - 2 h 4 min (103.2 mi) via I-10 E
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