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Oasis of Mara - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Oasis of Mara, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277, USA

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About Oasis of Mara

Oasis of Mara is a spring in San Bernardino County and has an elevation of 600 metres. A paved, level, half mile loop path winds through the oasis, which contains one main group of palms, centered on a spring, and a few other trees nearby, not all living; one section has a somewhat forlorn appearance, with several dead trunks having lost their crowns, rising above piles of long-discarded leaves.

Attractions Near Oasis of Mara

Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail
Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail6.35km from Oasis of Mara

Fortynine Palms Oasis is a three-mile, out and back trail located in Joshua Tree National Park in California, with a 300-foot elevation gain in both directions. The trail starts at Fortynine Palms Parking Area, goes up and over a ridge dotted with barrel cacti, and descends to a palm oasis in a rocky canyon.The oasis is frequently used as a watering hole for bighorn sheep.

Wall Street Mill
Wall Street Mill13.31km from Oasis of Mara

The Wall Street Mill in Joshua Tree National Park was a complete and operable gold ore crushing mill featuring late-19th century two-stamp mill machinery. Consequently, the significance encompasses the mill machinery, the building which houses it, the well which supplied water for the mill's operation, and the well pump. It is the only gold ore crushing mill in the region that retains integrity.

Barker Dam
Barker Dam14.53km from Oasis of Mara

A water storage facility constructed by early cattlemen, including CO Barker, in 1900. It is a gathering place for desert wildlife, including many species of birds and Desert Bighorn Sheep. Native American petroglyphs can be seen on the rocks present in the trail to the dam.

Keys Ranch
Keys Ranch14.94km from Oasis of Mara

The Keys Ranch is the prime example of early settlement in the Joshua Tree National Park area. Bill Keys was the area's leading character, and his ranch is a symbol of the resourcefulness of early settlers. The ranch is an extensive complex of small frame buildings built between 1910 and Keys' death in 1964. Keys pursued both ranching and mining to make a living in the desert.

Jumbo Rocks Campground
Jumbo Rocks Campground15.32km from Oasis of Mara

Campground surrounded by large boulders and rock formations for which the Joshua Tree National Park is well known for.

Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum
Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum23.95km from Oasis of Mara

Located on 10 acres of open land near the town of Joshua Tree, California, the museum contains over one hundred works of art, including large scale assemblages, environmental sculptures, and installation art created by the artist between 1989–2004. While giving the appearance of a salvage yard with tires, bathroom fixtures, TVs, ragged clothes, toys and vacuum cleaners, each piece has a story to tell.

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