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Traveling to the City of 29 Palms and Joshua Tree National Park will look a little different this summer, and will require taking more time to plan. While our hospitality businesses are eager to welcome you back, we kindly ask that you be conscientious of your impact on our small desert community when visiting.

To help you do so, Visit 29 Palms has put together the following to help you plan in advance:

COVID-19 Tourism Information for Twentynine Palms
What’s Open, What’s Closed in 29 Palms
10 Ways to Travel Safely and Responsibly
COVID-19 Business Resources

Together with the City of Twentynine Palms, Visit 29 Palms continues to closely monitor the latest developments and guidance provided by health official regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Twentynine Palms is following the guidance of the San Bernardino County Health Department, the California Department of Public Health, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

As the City of Twentynine Palms reopens and we look forward to welcoming travelers back to our desert community, we urge everyone to follow best practices and remain diligent in doing your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Please be advised that as of June 18, 2020, public health officials now require Californians to wear cloth face coverings or masks in all common and public indoor spaces and outdoors when physical distancing is not possible. Face coverings and masks help reduce the spread of coronavirus, especially when combined with physical distancing and frequent hand washing.

COVID-19 Resources
As this is a rapidly evolving situation, we encourage you to refer to the following resources for the latest updates:
City of Twentynine Palms
San Bernardino County Health Department
California Department of Public Health
Center for Disease Control and Prevention




Together with the City of Twentynine Palms, Visit 29 Palms continues to closely monitor the latest developments and guidance provided by health official regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Twenytnine Palms is following the guidance of the San Bernardino County Health Department, the California Department of Public Health, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Please see below for updates on operations at our surrounding national parks and preserves, details on what types of essential businesses are open, and for the full list of restaurants who are currently open for curb side pickup, take-out, and home delivery.

National Parks and Preserves

Joshua Tree National Park Modified Operations
Joshua Tree National Park is modifying operations to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and is working to increase access in a phased approach. As of May 18, 2020, park entrances, roads, parking lots, trails, and family campsites are open. Visitor Centers and group campsites remain closed. For more information please visit:

Mojave National PreserveModified Operations
Due to the shelter in place order, all visitor centers, campgrounds, restrooms, the Lava Tube and the Zzyzx area are currently closed. Please travel only when necessary. Emergency response times may be much longer than usual. For more information please visit:

Pioneertown Mountains Preserve Open
Pioneertown Mountains Preserve is open to the public, however Chaparrosa Peak Trail is closed, as are public restrooms. For more information please visit:

Big Morongo Canyon PreserveOpen
As of June 25, 2020 the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve has reopened, and is open daily from sunrise to sunset. Please maintain physical distancing, and expect some of the trails to be one-way only at this time. For more information please visit:

29 Palms Restaurants offering pick-up and/or delivery

There is a wide variety of restaurants in our city that are open for take-out and delivery and we’d love you to help us support them if you can! Whether you’re craving some classic comfort food, are hungry for tacos, burgers, or ribs, Pho, sushi, or Chinese, or are in need of something sweet from our new bakery or a healthy smoothie, you’ll find it in 29 Palms! For our complete list of restaurants, please visit our blog.

Local Businesses & Attractions

Many businesses and services in 29 Palms have made changes to their schedules and adopted new protocols to ensure your safety, and we recommend calling ahead to know what to expect.

What’s Open:
Banks, Gas stations, Pharmacies
Grocery stores, Farmer’s Markets, Food Banks
Restaurants (including curbside pickup/take-out/delivery options)
Short-Term Vacation Rentals (occupancy limited to guests from one immediate household)
Hotels, Motels, Inns
Camping and RV Resort
Joshua Tree National Park (phased reopening)
Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center (limited basis)

What’s Closed:
Entertainment venues
Public pool and playground equipment at city parks
Public events and gatherings

While the 29 Palms Visitor Center is temporarily closed, our staff are still available to assist you with trip planning and travel resources. Submit your inquiries and questions through our contact us form and we will get back to you as soon as possible: