Kelso Depot Visitor Center will be closed two days per week
Effective May 8, 2013, Kelso Depot Visitor Center in Mojave National Preserve will be closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The Visitor Center will remain open Fridays through Tuesdays from 9 am to 5 pm. More »
San Bernardino County Public Health Officials are trying to find a man who may have been exposed to Rabies. The bat landed on the man's neck outside Kelso Depot Visitor Center on Tuesday April 30, 2013. More »
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the vehicle requirements for driving on dirt roads in Mojave?
Are there dirt roads where vehicles are not allowed?
What areas are accessible that don't require driving on dirt roads?
Kelso Dunes, 8 miles south of Kelso Depot on Kelbaker Road, tower over 600 feet high. The dunes are accessible via a gravel road that does not require four-wheel drive.
Teutonia Peak Trail with elevations upwards of 5,000 feet, located along the paved Cima Road. From this vantage point, visitors will observe Cima Dome which boasts the largest, densest Joshua Tree forest in the world.
Is there camping at Mojave?
Are pets allowed?
Is there cell-phone service?
Are there gas stations or motels?
Is there food service?
What is the difference between a national preserve and a national park?
What types of wildlife inhabit Mojave?
Are there poisonous snakes?
When is the best time to see wildflower blooms?
Did You Know?
Park or preserve?
Like other parks with the designation of "national preserve," Mojave National Preserve is managed under the same guidelines as national parks. The main difference is that hunting is allowed in national preserves, but not in national parks.