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    Mojave

    National Preserve California

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  • Kelbaker Road Closed North of Kelso Depot

    Kelbaker Road is closed north of Kelso Depot due to large areas of debris and sections of washed out pavement. Flooding and debris may be present on other roads in and near the Preserve. Check our Current Conditions page for more information. More »

  • 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.

Kelso Depot Visitor Center closed until Friday, July 31

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Date: July 27, 2009
Contact: Linda Slater, 760-252-6122

The well pump at Kelso Depot Visitor Center stopped working late last week, creating a water shortage at the busy Mojave National Preserve information center located 34 miles south of Baker, California, on Kelbaker Road. The pump will be replaced on Thursday, July 30, and the Visitor Center is expected to reopen on Friday.

Portable toilets have been placed in the parking lot of Kelso Depot Visitor Center to serve travelers on Kelbaker and Cima roads.

For information on visiting Mojave National Preserve, call 760 252-6100.

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