• Kelso Mountain

    Mojave

    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.

Mojave National Preserve to host fire center open house

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Date: May 13, 2008
Contact: Debbie Flores, 760 252-6133

Mojave National Preserve's Fire Management Officer, Chuck Heard announced today that the Interagency Hole-in-the-Wall Fire Center would host its annual public open house on Saturday, May 17, 2008 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

This is a free event open to the public. Tours of the Fire Center will be provided as well as information to help you protect your home from wildland fire 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 Now is the time to start thinking about how to protect your home and family from wildland fire.

For information, join us at our open house or visit www.firewise.org.

Did You Know?

photo of kelso dunes

At about 600 feet in height, Kelso Dunes in Mojave National Preserve are the third tallest in North America. When quantities of the sands move, they sometimes create a booming sound. Run down the slopes to try to make the dunes boom. More...