Thousand Palms Oasis in the Coachella Valley Preserve

NOTICE: THE PRESERVE WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON MARCH 22 AFTER 12 PM AND SATURDAY MARCH 23 FOR REPAIRS IN THE MAIN OASIS. 
Please read the guidelines on this page before you come. 
NOTICE: Please be aware due to the many recreational closures around the valley, we are absolutely slammed. Our parking situation is really crazy. We really do not recommend you park on the side of the road but if you do:
  • Please pay attention to any parking restrictions. 

  • PLEASE DO NOT walk in the road. 

  • Please watch for cars. The speed limit is 55 mph but they rarely keep that speed.

  • Please be courteous and patient with other drivers.

  • Keep your kids close to you. 

Please help us by staying on trails. Use a bathroom before you come.
We ask that you do not bring large groups at this time. If your group is over 10, you can use the Willis Palms Trailhead, the Pushawalla Trailhead or you can try Joshua Tree or the Santa Rosa National Monument Trails. The Kim Nichol Trail is also an alternative. 
Please do not go beyond any barricades. Doing so will not only put you at risk of injury but will hamper our efforts at repair. We are sorry for the inconvenience…but please blame Mother Nature.
All other trails are open.
Please we do not allow drones anywhere on the property.
Please, absolutely no large vehicles in the parking lot. See our guidelines here.
We do not have any dog-friendly trails. See our guidelines here.
For a list of guided hikes, see our guidelines here .
NOTICE: THE PRESERVE WILL BE CLOSING ON MAY 1, 2019 AND WILL REOPEN JUNE 1. WE WILL CLOSE AGAIN IN THE MONTH OF AUGUST AND REOPEN ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2019. 

CALL 760-343-1234 for questions.

This delightful haven currently has no user fees, though donations are greatly appreciated.  Explore the Preserve and what it has to offer by visiting the pages on this website, then head over to the Oasis and be even more pleasantly surprised.

 On the northern side of the Coachella Valley, nestled in the Indio Hills, the Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve is the real oasis in the shadow of the old west. We are located just minutes from Palm Springs, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indio and other desert cities.

Enjoy some of the 30 miles of trails, picnic areas, cool oases and wildlife and wildflowers and take a walk into the past in our rustic Visitors’ Center, the Palm House, a palm log cabin built in the 1930’s. Participate in one of our guided hikesif you like.

Remember that your financial assistance is always welcome through your donation . Your support will be used to preserve the Palm House, keep the bathrooms stocked, eradicate invasive species and improve trail access.  Thank you for visiting us!

See our Preserve Informationand HoursPages for important information on Preserve Hours, parking and accessibility.

               Simone Pond at McCallum Grove

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

 

TAKE A GUIDED HIKE

Take a hike with one of our expert naturalists.

TAKE A BIRD WALK

Look for birds in a variety of habitats.

LOOK FOR WILDLIFE

You might see birds, lizards, coyotes or a bobcat if you are very lucky.

HAVE A PICNIC

We have several areas you can use.

VISIT OUR PICTURESQUE VISITORS’ CENTER

Take a walk through history.