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Cottonwood Spring Oasis

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Towering palms and relatively tall trees, but dire warnings

The path has dire warnings of dangers of leaving it, including reference to cobalt, arsenic( I... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
David G
Boca Raton, Florida
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Accessible Oasis

If you drive down to the end of Cottonwood Oasis Road, you’ll come to the trail head for the Lost... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
San Jose, California
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Lost Palms Oasis Trail, Joshua Tree National Park, Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Really pretty little area for a quick stop to take some pictures. Not quite as good as some of the others in the area but easy to get to.

Thank Swank23
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

The path has dire warnings of dangers of leaving it, including reference to cobalt, arsenic( I think was mentioned) in a list of life threatening minerals. It was hard to believe how these might have been present but had to take it seriously. The towering...More

1  Thank David G
Reviewed 10 April 2018

If you drive down to the end of Cottonwood Oasis Road, you’ll come to the trail head for the Lost Palms Oasis Trail. But right at the start of that trail is a small oasis, the Cottonwood Spring Oasis. It’s basically a cluster of greenery...More

Thank travelerfromsj
Reviewed 7 April 2018

If you are in the southern section of the park, you must stop at this oasis. It is amazing to see the palm oasis in the middle of such a dry desert. The very short ramp down to the palms is easily accessible to everyone....More

Thank jlava88
Reviewed 1 April 2018

This is the easiest Oasis to visit. Drive up. Walk a very little bit. However, it was also super amazing!

Thank goldfishcastle
Reviewed 12 March 2018

This is a very short and easy walk. Had some interesting Native American artifacts. They would grind seeds into flour in the rocks.

Thank Corvair65
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Cottonwood Spring Oasis is the most accessible of the 5 oasis in Joshua Tree NP, yet it's often overlooked due to its relatively remote location. It can be accessed by Cottonwood Oasis Road, which is connected to the Pinto Basin Road at the Cottonwood Visitor...More

Thank pingaroo
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Short trail (few hundred feet) accessed by a road behind the Cottonwood visitors center. there is a paved trail to the oasis (lush fan palms as in the photo) where there is a bench. You can continue to walk as there are two additional trails...More

1  Thank Peter R
Reviewed 20 November 2017

We decided to enter the lower part of the park to see a progression of vegetation and just to travel along I-10 to see what there was to see. This site is the beginning of a lovely hike through this section, where we could see...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

This is one of the easiest of the five Oasis to reach within Joshua Tree National Park. From the parking lot to the dense fan palms is about 120 steps. Admittedly, September is not the optimal time to go as the temperatures in Joshua Tree...More

Thank CindyandJohn90503
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