Kelso Depot Visitor Center hours
Kelso Depot Visitor Center is open Fridays through Tuesdays from 9 am to 5 pm, closed Wednesdays and Thursdays. The Beanery Lunch Counter is closed.
Watch for storm damage on all roads
Recent storms have caused flash flooding and damage to roads. Reduce speed and use caution when traveling through the park after storms. Call 760-252-6100 or 760-252-6108 for updates. Check our Current Conditions page for information on specific roads. More »
Updated: August 26, 2014
Call for updates 760 252-6108 (Friday through Tuesday); 760 252-6101 (Wednesday and Thursday).
Paved Roads - Watch for potholes on all paved roads.
Late summer rains have begun in the Mojave. Conditions change quickly and roads may quickly become impassible or require 4 wheel drive. Use caution when traveling through the Preserve and do not attempt to drive through running water in roadways.
When traveling to the preserve via I-15 or I-40 check Caltran's Highway Information Service for up-to-the-minute road conditions at 1-800-427-7623.
Mid Hills Campground - Open.
Hole-in-the-Wall Campground - Open.
Kelso Depot Visitor Center open Friday through Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Wednesday and Thursday.
Mitchell Caverns, Providence Mountains State Recreation Area remains CLOSED until further notice.
Did You Know?
The railroad town of Kelso in Mojave National Preserve was named in 1905 by railroad construction workers. Two men placed their names in a hat, along with that of a third who had just moved away. The name drawn from the hat was that of John H. Kelso, the man absent from the drawing. More...