Joshua Tree National Park Association

Black Rock Nature Center

The Black Rock Nature Center is located in the park next to the Black Rock Campground. Visitors can find many items available in the park store as well as books to help visitors plan out their day. There are many trail heads available at this location including the California Riding and Hiking trail, a favorite amongst equestrians. The campground is nestled amongst one of the thicker Joshua Tree forests in the national park. Visitors of yesteryear might recognize the site as the location of Jellystone Park Campground, a Yogi Bear themed camping experience. Be sure to stop in the nature center and check out the latest exhibits.


8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The Nature Center is open seven days a week!

The Nature Center is closed for a lunch break from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.


(760) 367-3001



The Black Rock Nature Center accepts payments in the form of cash, checks, debit cards (with a credit card logo), and credit cards (American Express, Discover, Mastercard, & Visa) for purchases in the park store.




The Black Rock Nature Center features ADA compliant marked parking spaces for the convenience of our guests. This includes parking for vans that require ramp access. The parking spots are available on a first come, first served basis. Appropriate placards are required on display in the vehicle at all times.


The visitor center building is wheelchair accessible from the parking area with a curb ramp and inside the visitor center building.


The visitor center features restrooms for those that require wheelchair access. Stalls with wheelchair access are marked with appropriate signage.


All questions regarding accessibility can be directed to the Joshua Tree National Park Association at (760) 367-5525 Monday through Friday only. For weekends, contact the visitor center directly using the number above. We can also be reached by email at



Black Rock Nature Center – Joshua Tree National Park Association
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