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Joshua Tree National Park Elopement And Wedding

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Indian Cove Weddings And Elopements

Joshua Tree National Park

The Vow Keeper Joshua Tree Wedding Officiant, Joshua Tree, Ca.

The Vow Keeper Has Married Countless Couples

At Indian Cove Amphitheater And Rattlesnake Canyon

Indian Cove is the best kept secret of The Joshua Tree National Park, with magnificent panoramic views and impressive towering rock formations, Indian Cove is a breathtaking wedding destination.

Indian Cove is part of The Joshua Tree National Park, however there is no entrance fee required to enjoy Indian Cove's majestic day hiking and world class rock climbing. Indian Cove boasts to have the largest bird population within The Joshua Tree National Park. 

Fees are required for campsite reservations, and special use permits for elopements and weddings.

Indian Cove Campground Entrance Josahu Tree National Park The Vow Keeper
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Indian Cove Ranger Station

7299 Indian Cove Rd.

Twentynine Palms, Ca. 92277

(760) 362-4367

To reach Indian Cove Campsites, travel east on Hwy 62 towards Twentynine Palms, go south on Indian Cove Rd. for 2.7 miles, the road will dead end at The Indian Cove Ranger Station, granting travelers access to this majestic destination of The Joshua Tree National Park. Enjoy and explore the wonders of our

Beautiful Mojave Desert.

The Vow Keeper Joshua Tree Wedding Officiant, Joshua Tree, Ca.
The Vow Keeper Joshua Tree Wedding Officiant, Joshua Tree, Ca.

Explore The World Class Rock Formations

Rock Climbing, Bouldering And Scrambling

The Vow Keeper Joshua Tree Wedding Officiant, Joshua Tree, Ca.
The Vow Keeper Joshua Tree Wedding Officiant, Joshua Tree, Ca.

Joshua Tree National Park Wedding Permit Information

2023 Joshua Tree National Park Elopement And Wedding Guide

Special-use permits are required for ALL weddings and elopements regardless of size. The cost of wedding application is $120. and is non-refundable. Additional cost can vary depending on the size of your wedding and location. PLEASE NOTE, If you are hiring a professional photographer or cater they are also required to obtain a separate Special Use wedding permit. This permit is also required for Engagement photos and Wedding Photos.

Joshua Tree National Park

Permitted Wedding Locations Map

Rattlesnake Canyon Picnic Area

Up To 20 Guests And 8 Vehicles

Rattle Snake Canyon Wedding Joshua Tree National Park, The Vow Keeper
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Indian Cove Amphitheater

Up To 100 Guests And 1 Vehicle, You Must Shuttle Your Guests

Into And Out Of Indian Cove

Special Use Non-Refundable Permit Fee Is $120.

Indian Cove Amphitheater Wedding Location Joshua Tree National Park, Joshua Tree, Ca. The Vow Keeper
Indian Cove Amphitheater Joshua Tree National Park, Joshua Tree, Ca. The Vow Keeper

Joshua Tree National Park Special Use Permit Application

Special Use Non-refundable Permit Fee $120.

For Weddings No More Than 100 Guests

At Indian Cove Amphitheater

Indian Cove Amphitheater Special Use Permit Fee $120.

Plus A $200. Location Fee And For Weddings Of 50 to 100

Guests An Additional Park Monitor Fee Of $50. Per Hour

You Must Provide Shuttle Or Bus Transportation

For Your Guests Into Indian Cove Amphitheater

To Obtain A Special Use Permit

For Additional Details

Contact Joshua Tree National Park At (760) 367-5518

Jeannie Wilson

Special Park Use and CUA Permit Coordinator

Joshua Tree National Park

74485 National Park Drive

Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

Permit Office Hours Monday - Friday 7:30 am to 3:30 pm

Closed Saturday And Sunday

Phone: 760-367-5518 Fax: 760-367-5586

Email: [email protected]

Please Note, Permit Availability Is Limited Apply For Your Park Permit As Soon As You Know Your Wedding Date, Preferred Park Location And Time Allow 10 Business Days For Your Special Use Permit To Process And Allow 3 Business Days For An Elopement Permit

No permits will be issued on Federal Holidays and NPS free entrance days. No permits will be issued from December 20th to January 1st.

No permits will be issued for the following Federal Holidays:

     January 1, 2             June 19                 October 9

     January 16               July 4, 5                November 10, 11

     February 20             August 25             November 23, 24, 25

     May 29                    September 4         December 24, 25, 26, 31

No Permits will be issued on NPS Free Entrance Days:

     January 16           Birthday Of Martin Luther King

     April 22               First Day Of National Park Week

     August 4              Anniversary Of The Great American Outdoors Act

     September 23      National Public Lands Day

     November 11      Veterans Day

The Joshua Tree National Park ALLOWS a small table for guestbook, cooler with water, and a wedding arch with fresh flowers must be free-standing, live floral bouquets, battery-powered candles, runner, rug, cake and champagne.

The Park DOES NOT ALLOW dried flowers, the throwing of birdseed, rice, rose petals or confetti, NO pampas grass, NO smoke bombs, fireworks, open flamed candles, rice, chalk, colored-water tablets, blowing of bubbles, hanging or attaching anything to a tree or bush, or in the ground, and gathering of branches, plants, or flowers, drones to take photos, does NOT permit balloons, the releasing of any live animal, butterflies, doves etc., or anything that would endanger The National Park. 

 NO entrance fee is required for your guests to enter Indian Cove.

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