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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 Wednsdays and Thursdays. The Beanery Lunch Counter is closed.
Springs & Seeps: East of Grotto Hills (1:24,000)
MOJA Spring IDs: EOGH1
General Location: Piute Mountain Range
Elevation: 1071 m
History: Below a wildlife drinker
Type of spring: Tenaja
Animal Use: Bighorn Sheep, Puma
Aquatic biota: Insects
Ephemeral: yes (in dry years)
Water quality: NA
Site Condition: moderately disturbed
Type of disturbance: diversion
Type of infrastructure/diversion: A California Fish & Game drinker (now maintained and operated by SCBS) is located above the tenaja. The drinker has two large storage tanks which receive water through a pipe from a small check dam upstream.
Did You Know?
The venom of the Mojave rattlesnake is extremely toxic and causes more respiratory distress than that of any other North American rattlesnake. Due to its unique hue, it is known locally as the Mojave green.