|Above, morning at the Cottonwood Spring Oasis. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
2016 was a record year for visitors to Joshua Tree National Park. 2017 may well surpass 2016 in visitors.
According to the Hi-Desert Star:
JOSHUA TREE — The long-eared native jackrabbits and otherworldly Joshua trees keep young Julie Engelinger and her father returning to Joshua Tree National Park.
They’re not alone. The park set a record for annual visitation in 2016 of more than 2.5 million. If the number of visitors for the first quarter of this year is any indication, Joshua Tree will be posting another record year.
“The community is very pleased business-wise with the increase,” said George Land, a public relations official with Joshua Tree National Park.
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