• Kelso Mountain


    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.

Fire Management

photo of Hackberry Fire

Hackberry Fire Newsletter
July 1, 2005
On June 22, 2005, lightning strikes ignited seven fires that burned 70,736 acres over the next four days. The newsletter describes the fire and its aftermath.

Hackberry Fire Burned Area Emergency Response Plan
July 5, 2005
A plan for mitigating damage caused by the Hackberry Complex of Fires

Did You Know?

photo of mojave mound cactus bloom

Mojave National Preserve was established in 1994 through the California Desert Protection Act. Now managed by the National Park Service, the area was known as the East Mojave Scenic Area, under the Bureau of Land Management.