• Kelso Mountain

    Mojave

    National Preserve California

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Wilderness is Closer Than You Think

Get wild! Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act by becoming a Wilderness Explorer. Download the activity booklet (PDF, 3.84MB) to get started.

 
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Kids for the Climate

These websites offer fun ways to learn about our changing climate and how you can make a difference!

 
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WebRangers

Have fun exploring national parks, monuments, and historic sites across the country. WebRangers is for kids of all ages. Hike virtual trails, play games, and earn rewards, all from your computer!

Did You Know?

photo of detail on Kelso Depot.

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...