Desert

Death Valley National Park

Size: 
3373063 acres

Location

Death Valley National Park
Route 190
Death Valley, CA 92328
United States
Phone: (760) 786-3200
36° 29' 55.7448" N, 117° 13' 36.7248" W

Death Valley National Park is located primarily within Southern California and has a small portion that extends into Nevada. It is the largest national park within the lower 48 United States and approximately 95% of the park is designated wilderness area.

Joshua Tree National Park

Size: 
790636 acres

Location

Joshua Tree National Park
74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
United States
Phone: (760) 367-5500
34° 7' 46.2828" N, 116° 2' 12.9732" W

Joshua Tree National Park is located in southern California and protects desert area filled with the park's namesake Joshua trees. The park covers an area larger than the state of Rhode Island and includes portions of two deserts, the Mojave Desert and the Colorado Desert. The San Bernardino Mountains also run through a portion of the park, providing start contrast to the surround desert.