Park officials and community leaders say upgrades are in the works to help ease crowds following a spike in tourism to Joshua Tree National Park.
The Desert Sun reported Saturday that annual attendance has nearly doubled in the past five years, leading to hour-long waits to enter the Southern California park and crammed parking lots.
The Park Service has plans to demolish a fee booth and construct a new one with additional entry and exit lanes and automated fee pay stations.
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There are also plans for new visitors' centers to accommodate larger crowds.
The park about 140 miles (225 kilometers) east of Los Angeles is known for crazy-limbed trees with clusters of green spikes.