Joshua Tree National Monument is located in the counties of San Bernardino and Riverside in the state of California. This National Monument is close to Yucca Valley, which is an incorporated town in San Bernardino County, California.
If you want to get to the park, use the I-10 and take Exit 117 toward 29 Palms/Yucca Valley. This route will allow you to access the North Entrance, the West Entrance, and Indian Cove. You could alternatively use Exit 168 off the I-10 to access the park's South Entrance.
When you get to the Joshua Tree National Monument, you will find about 790,636 acres of an actual desert wilderness just a few hours drive away from large cities like Phoenix, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and San Diego.
This means that you will not find a lot of facilities within the park, but you will certainly get to enjoy your time within the park like the other 1.4 million visitors that visit the park every year. Recreational activities that you can enjoy at the park (including enjoying the picturesque desert scenery) are camping, hiking, photography, and rock climbing among other things.
As is the case in most National Parks, you are allowed to bring your pet along, but you have to follow the rules of the park if you want to enjoy your stay in the park. Some of the basic rules that you will need to observe include ensuring that you clean up after your dog right away and dispose of your dog’s poop in the right manner.
Carrying poop bags with you is a good idea. You must also ensure that you respect the environment around you including park resources, other animals and pets and park visitors. You must ensure that your dog is always on a leash that has a maximum length of six feet.
Also, you must certainly be aware of areas of the Joshua Tree National Monument that you can and cannot visit while with you are with your pooch. For example, dogs and other pets are not allowed to wander more than 100 feet from any picnic area, campground, or road.