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  1. Best 10 Trails in Joshua Tree National Park | AllTrails


    Joshua Tree National Park was first designated as a national monument in 1936. The Joshua Tree Wilderness was established in 1976 by The United States Congress. The park was officially designated as a National Park and expanded by the California Desert Protection Act of 1994. Today, the park is managed by the National Park Service and covers a total of 795,200 …

  2. Epic Guide to Joshua Tree National Park - msn.com


    1 day ago · Joshua Tree National Park extends for about 1234 square miles, or 789,745 acres and a large part of the park dedicated to a wilderness area. Elevation ranges from nearly 2000 feet to over 5000 feet.

  3. Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Wikipedia


    Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an American national park in the southeastern United States, with parts in North Carolina and Tennessee.The park straddles the ridgeline of the Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are a division of the larger Appalachian Mountain chain.The park contains some of the highest mountains in eastern …

  4. California Desert Protection Act of 1994 - Wikipedia


    The Act also required the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability of lands within and outside the boundaries of the park as a reservation for the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe. Joshua Tree National Park. The Act abolished Joshua Tree National Monument, established in 1936, and incorporated its lands into Joshua Tree National Park.