Portable toilets at Kelso Depot Visitor Center
The water system at Kelso is shut down due to problems with the storage tank. Portable toilets are available; bottled water is available for purchase. Campers note-you won't be able to fill water bottles at Kelso until the system is repaired.
Telephone at Kelso Depot is not working
Kelso Depot Visitor Center telephone, 760 252-6108, is not working. For information on weekdays, call 760 252-6100. On Saturday, try calling 760 252-6104.
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.
Updated: April 10, 2014
Call for updates 760 252-6100 (Monday through Friday); 760 252-6104 (Saturday and Sunday).
When traveling to the preserve via I-15 or I-40 check Caltran's Highway Information Service for up-to-the-minute road conditions 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
Did You Know?
Mojave National Preserve was established in 1994 through the California Desert Protection Act. Now managed by the National Park Service, the area was known as the East Mojave Scenic Area, under the Bureau of Land Management.