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Barker Dam - Things to Know Before Visiting

Joshua Tree Parkway, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277, USA

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About Barker Dam

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.


Attractions Near Barker Dam

Wall Street Mill
Wall Street Mill1.3km from Barker Dam

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.

Keys Ranch
Keys Ranch2.69km from Barker Dam

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 Campground8.86km from Barker Dam

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

Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail
Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail9.79km from Barker Dam

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.

Oasis of Mara
Oasis of Mara14.53km from Barker Dam

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.

World Famous Crochet Museum
World Famous Crochet Museum19.29km from Barker Dam

The World Famous Crochet Museum is a cute and quirky destination in downtown Joshua Tree. Shari Elf, a local artist, has created a whimsical world of crochet, screen printed clothing, patches, and other forms of art. It's a wonderful place to shop and take photos.

Where is Barker Dam

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Mostly desert in the central and eastern portions, but with a Mediterranean climate in the western portion.

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