Joshua Tree National Park Photo Contest

Joshua Tree National Park celebrates its 75th birthday in 2011 with events that include a photo contest (ends on July 15,) and a concert in the park at the Indian Cove Amphitheater with Rita Cooledge. There are supposed to be other events throughout the year, but those who want to have their award-winning photography immortalized can submit pictures on a Facebook page and the winner gets to see their photo used on the annual pass. The contest rules are located on

This national park is home to the Joshua tree, a plant that is unique throughout the Southwest U.S. Joshua Tree NP is located near Palm Springs, and includes two deserts ecosystems (low desert & high desert) that come together in the park. Predictably hot in the summer, the average temperatures in June are 101 degrees; July 106 degrees; and August 104 degrees. Because Joshua Tree can become extremely hot in the summer, you are advised to carry water in your car.

Inside the park are 4 visitor centers, 9 campgrounds, 180+ miles of hiking trails, and over 500 archaeological sites. There are several entrances to the park but the main address is: Joshua Tree National Park, 74485 National Park Drive Twentynine Palms, CA 92277. Cost of admission is around $15.

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