Desert solitude in Southern California

Singing sand dunes, volcanic cinder cones, Joshua tree forests, and carpets of wildflowers are all found at this 1.6 million acre park. A visit to its canyons, mountains and mesas will reveal long-abandoned mines, homesteads, and rock-walled military outposts. Located between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Mojave provides serenity and solitude from major metropolitan areas.


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Ranger Perspectives

Are you wondering where to go and what to see? Why is this place special? Get some answers from those who have lived and worked in this place.

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Ranger Programs

Want to learn more about this amazing place? Join a Park Ranger on one of our scheduled Ranger Programs.

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Desert Light Gallery

Located downstairs at Kelso depot Visitor Center, the changing exhibitions at the gallery offer fresh interpretations of our desert landscape.

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"Like" us on Facebook and you too can share your park expereinces, ask us questions, or find out about events and activities.

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Mobile Apps

On your next visit to the Mojave Desert, try these free mobile apps, available on the iTunes store and Android Marketplace.

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