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Campgrounds Reopen at Joshua Tree National Park for Fall Season

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Winters can get pretty hot in the Coachella Valley, so you can guess how excruciating Joshua Tree National Park is in the summer. Visitation actually gets so low, officials close a number of campgrounds. However, as we head into cooler temperatures, park Superintendent Curt Sauer announced that campgrounds would reopen today.

That includes sites that were fully and partially closed like Belle, Black Rock, Cottonwood, Indian Cove, Ryan and White Tank campgrounds. Popular sites can be reserved in advance (group sites include Indian Cove, Cottonwood, and Sheep Pass; individual sites are Black Rock and Indian Cove). All other park campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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