Twentynine Palms Oasis (Oasis of Mara), Joshua Tree National Park

(3.9/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web)
Twentynine Palms Oasis (Oasis of Mara) is located in Joshua Tree National Park. Use our Joshua Tree National Park vacation builder to visit Twentynine Palms Oasis (Oasis of Mara) on your trip to Joshua Tree National Park, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We stopped by as we were leaving Joshua Tree NP. The oasis has dried up and is being kept alive by pumping in water. I don't know what I expected, but the oasis part itself is really small, and the ve...  more »
  • This is a great oasis in the desert and was the original settlement. It is said that for every male child that another palm was planted and in the 1st year they planted 29 Palms. This is an easy paved...  more »
  • Just so peaceful, full of wild life. Enjoyed all the plant species as well. This would be a good place for wheelchair people, as the entire path is paved. There is another trail that heads out to anot...  more »
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  • The park has a wide variety of things to see including rock formations and the unique Joshua tree. Great place to see stars at night when the skies are clear
  • Very nice visitors center, Rangers were helpful. Nice spot to picnic with shade.
  • Summary based on several visits: --water point and clean toilets --helpful advice, as at many parks --labeled plants helpful in identifying when seen in the wild --great starting point for Oasis of Mara walk on paved "trail" --better store than many parks with some unique, low cost items Highly recommended.
  • Very informative and enthusiastic staff. Large variety of memorabilia to purchase.
  • One if the most unique places on the planet!