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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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We ended our visit here and the ranger who completed our Junior Ranger program was great! He got... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tavishboo
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Short and sweet

It was a short interpretive trail with signs along the path. We saw a lot of birds, lizards... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
NZ17TM18
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San Francisco, California
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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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Tavishboo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a short interpretive trail with signs along the path. We saw a lot of birds, lizards, cacti, and other vegetation. Lovely and spacious.

Thank NZ17TM18
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This is a natural oasis and the importance of this oasis cannot be underestimated. You can still hike around the oasis on a paved pathway. Let your imagination flow with the great heritage of this site !

Thank itraveleverywhere
Reviewed 4 April 2017

The actual Oasis has significant historic value that make it definitely worth seeing. Hard to believe that this area supported over 100 Native American, but according to the ranger there was far more water before the water table was drained and the tectonic plates shifted....More

Thank mntraveler35
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I usually enjoy the nature trails at national park visitor centers. This was the most pathetic display ever. The short path was surrounded by mostly dead plants. The "oasis" in the center consisted of a few dying palms with water from a drainage pipe. It...More

Thank Mom_of_Alex
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Out back of the visitor center is a well maintained walk to the Oaisis. Stop to read the signs and take picture's on the way down. Oaisis was surrounded by giant palm's. Many bird's and animal's were running around the water. Can't miss place.

Thank shelbyscott
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Since we were staying at the 29 Palms Inn, we did this walk in two parts. The first half we did upon our arrival at the Inn and visited the western end of the oasis. There quite a few birds... and I saw a couple...More

Thank Hokie67
Reviewed 14 January 2017

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 vegetation in the surrounding parkland...More

Thank GreyPod
Reviewed 18 December 2016

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 walk from the Oasis Visitors...More

Thank OziDiver
Reviewed 28 October 2016

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 another group of fan palms, but only walked...More

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