This was actually the third Visitor Center that we visited in the park. We had started in the northern part of the park, the high desert section, we stopped here on the way out. This is the south entrance, in the low desert. There are few Joshua Trees in the low desert but the Cholla Cactus Garden and Ocotillo Patch... 更多
You can read other reviews about this place that will tell you about the staff and the information you can find here and the talks you can attend here, but I'm going to focus on this: It has a real bathroom. That flushes. And you can wash your hands. This is important.
This is the southern entrance to Joshua Tree National Park, and is worth the stop, apart from getting a permit. The staff here are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. There is a short informative walk, but just asking for information and what you are interested in, will solicit a wealth of information from the staff. Make this your 1st stop in... 更多
We entered Joshua Trees National Park at this entrance station - Cottonwood Visitor Center. Its a small but nice center. There is information about the park and a small gift shop. We also picked up our maps and information guide. The ranger was wonderful and also informative. It was a good first stop on our repeat trip to Joshua Trees... 更多
Small center, very friendly staff but this is not the interesting end of the park. The best parts are near 29 Palms at the northern end so don't miss that. I was advised by the Ranger that there are bee issues in the less visited part of the park. Apparantly they go for the air conditioning unit on your car,... 更多
We stopped here on our way out for a bathroom break and to compare it to the Oasis Visitor Center. This is a smaller center, though with the usual helpful advice and printed info. Water available, too. Must stop if unfamiliar with the park and entering from the South.