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.
Watch for storm damage on all roads
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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?
Creosote bush dominates the Mojave Desert landscape, growing on about seventy percent of Mojave Desert lands.