DesertUSA publishes news, articles and blogs about the desert regions of the United States. Our news feed includes press releases from the National Park Service, State Parks and other recreation areas.

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Ryan Ranch Ruins 
Joshua Tree National Park. 

The Ryan House is a historic ruin in Joshua Tree National Park.  It was originally a six-room ranch house built in 1896 with adobe bricks and a stone masonry foundation.  The home was destroyed in a fire in 1978.

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September 24th 2022 National Public Lands Day 

September 24th 2022 National Public Lands Day 

ByDUSA StaffSep 21, 20222 min read

Established in 1994 and held annually on the fourth Saturday in September, National Public Lands Day is traditionally the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort. It celebrates the connection between people and…

National Public Lands Day Activities 2022

National Public Lands Day Activities 2022

ByDUSA StaffSep 21, 20221 min read

Colorado National Monument Fruita, CO: National Public Lands Day is a celebration of the connection between people and green space in their community, inspiring environmental stewardship and encouraging the use of…

2022 Bat Festival

2022 Bat Festival

ByDUSA StaffSep 21, 20222 min read

Celebrate Bats! DEVILS TOWER, WY – In celebration of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 24 the National Park Service (NPS) and Devils Tower Natural History Association will host a…

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Mojave Road Guide

An adventure through time. Explore the route used by pioneers on their way to California. The Mojave Road lets your SUV act as a time machine, guiding you on a trail that stretches for 138 miles through country virtually unchanged since prehistoric times.  Learn more about the Mojave Road Guide by Dennis Casebier.

DesertUSA Prickly Pear Syrup

100% Natural Ingredients – DesertUSA Prickly Pear Syrup is made with all natural ingredients using real prickly pear cactus fruit puree. Never any preservatives, and no artificial colors or flavors. Shop for Prickly Pear Syrup

Fun for Kids!

If you’re looking for a fun thing to do with your kids, check out our “Break-at-Home” geode kits. This hands on rockhounding experience is a great way for kids to learn about geology, how geodes are formed and to experience the excitement of discovery when they break one open.  Learn more about “Break-at-Home” geodes


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