• Kelso Mountain


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  • Portable toilets at Kelso Depot Visitor Center

    The water system at Kelso is shut down due to problems with the storage tank. Portable toilets are available; bottled water is available for purchase. Campers note-you won't be able to fill water bottles at Kelso until the system is repaired.

  • Telephone at Kelso Depot is not working

    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 Wednesdays and Thursdays. The Beanery Lunch Counter is closed.

Fire Open House

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Date: April 8, 2010
Contact: Linda Slater, (760) 252-6122

Mojave National Preserve's Superintendent, Dennis Schramm, announced today that the park’s combined spring community meeting and annual fire open house will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2010, at the Interagency Hole-in-the-Wall Fire Center in Mojave National Preserve.    

This is a free event open to the public. Park managers will begin the meeting/open house with presentations and conversation about developments and programs in the preserve. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m, Chuck Heard, the preserve’s Fire Management Officer, will conduct tours of the Fire Center as well as provide information to help park residents and neighbors to protect their homes from wildland fire. There will also be opportunities to learn about Mojave National Preserve’s fire management plan as well as law enforcement and emergency medical services in the preserve.

The Fire Center is located on Black Canyon Road across from the Hole-in-the-Wall Information Center in Mojave National Preserve.

Directions: Take Interstate 40 to Essex Road exit, then north to Black Canyon Road. The Fire Center is about 15 miles north of Interstate 40.

For more information about topics of mutual interest, please join us at our community meeting/open house or visit www.firewise.org.


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.