• Kelso Mountain

    Mojave

    National Preserve California

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  • 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.

For Kids

Field Trip!

Park Fun

Looking for fun things to do in the park?

Here's some kid-approved activities to try.

 
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Be a Junior Ranger!

Check out Mojave National Preserve's Junior Ranger Program

 
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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?

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Creosote bush dominates the Mojave Desert landscape, growing on about seventy percent of Mojave Desert lands.