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Barker Dam

Joshua Tree Parkway, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277, USA

Dams
Short Hikes

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

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.

Cholla Cactus Garden23.22km from Barker Dam

An intense concentration of cholla cactus. The small hike is through level plains, a mile in total on a loop.

Palm Springs Air Museum39.76km from Barker Dam

Contains one of the world's largest collections of flying World War II warplanes. The Museum's mission is to exhibit, educate and eternalize the role of the World War II combat aircraft and the role the pilots and American citizens had in the war. In addition to flying aircraft, related artifacts, artwork, and library sources are exhibited here.

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens42.39km from Barker Dam

A zoo and botanic garden combination dedicated to the deserts of the world. The programs provide environmental education, native wildlife rehabilitation, plant propagation, and habitat restoration, and captive breeding of African and Sonoran Desert species, including the iconic desert bighorn sheep.

Mastodon Peak45.98km from Barker Dam

Hiking trail through an old mine, three mile hike to the peak offers panoramic views of south eastern side of Joshua Tree National Park.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway48.24km from Barker Dam

The largest rotating aerial tramway in the world. The tramway spans along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon, transporting riders from the desert floor to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park. Tram cars rotate slowly during the journey, offering picturesque and spectacular vistas of the rock formations and the valley floor below. Once you reach the Mountain Station—you can enjoy restaurants, observation decks, natural history museum, two documentary theaters, gift shop

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