• Kelso Mountain


    National Preserve California

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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.


Disease Outbreak in Desert Bighorn Sheep
In May 2013, biologists discovered an outbreak of pneumonia in desert bighorn on Old Dad Mountain.

Mojave National Preserve Fee Schedule
Mojave National Preserve has adjusted its fee schedule for special use permits, commercial filming and photography permits, and commercial use authorizations.

The cross on Sunrise Rock
White Cross World War I Memorial

Settlement Agreement
This agreement, signed in July 2012 between San Bernardino County and the National Park Service. Describes ownership and responsibilities on certain roadways within Mojave National Preserve.

Did You Know?

photo of 4 o'clock bloom

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