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Twentynine Palms Oasis (Oasis of Mara)

74485 National Park Drive, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
+1 760-367-5500
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Nice paved path for a wheelchair

Because I use a wheelchair, my options for trails in Joshua Tree National Park are limited so we... read more

Reviewed yesterday
abh345678
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Boston, Massachusetts
There are better places to see an oasis

There really isn't much to see here. The oasis is being artificially kept alive but it isn't in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SunnysideDon
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Yakima, Washington
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An oasis, located in Joshua Tree National Park, inhabited by the Serrano, Chemehuevi and Cahuilla Indian tribes.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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“short walk” (5 reviews)
“paved walk” (2 reviews)
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74485 National Park Drive, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
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+1 760-367-5500
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Reviewed yesterday

Because I use a wheelchair, my options for trails in Joshua Tree National Park are limited so we checked out every one. The Oasis of Mara is a paved path through an oasis that is now artificially watered and isn't in great shape. We saw...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There really isn't much to see here. The oasis is being artificially kept alive but it isn't in good shape. If you are physically limited in what you can do it might be worth the short walk. However if you can do the three mile...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The 29 Palms Oasis was incredibly beautiful. The water was a perfect mirror—its reflection was spectacular! I look forward to seeing it again.

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Oasis of Mara is a desert oasis behind the Oasis Visitor Centre. There is a big parking lot and a 0.5 mi/0.8 km trail around the oasis. We visited the oasis around 1pm on a Sunday in November. We thought it was closed because there...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Bring a camera and a bottle of wine and come to watch the sunset. It is a short walk on a sidewalk that has bird and some nice views of lush palms, hence the name oasis. It is entered via the visitors center but there...More

1  Thank Peter R
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

The Oasis of Mara is a short trail, but it's got a lot to see and you can learn a lot at Visitor's Center.

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

The northern entrance to Joshua Tree was informational and the staff very helpful. But, the Oasis was blah...nothing to see. Bathrooms are porta-potties....

1  Thank ChrisRN
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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

We traveled from S C to our niece's wedding with lots of family. We stayed in The Guest House and adjoining Mackenzie suite. I can't say enough about the great staff (thank you Peggy at the front desk for all the info on Joshua Tree...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2017

First, the wait staff was excellent. Friendly and responsive. This restaurant is an unexpected, eclectic place where you go through a pool areas with hotel guests enjoying the sun and poolside It's small and intimate. We started with the beer battered zucchini. It was super...More

Thank Lynne H
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We ended our visit here and the ranger who completed our Junior Ranger program was great! He got the kids talking about the park and what they enjoyed and we were all laughing with him. He was really personable and made us so glad we...More

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