• Kelso Mountain

    Mojave

    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.

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June 19, 2014
New art exhibition to open at Kelso Depot Visitor Center
Mojave National Preserve invites desert travelers to experience the artwork of Anna-Marie Veloz in the Desert Light Gallery at the Kelso Depot Visitor Center.

February 28, 2014
New Artist-in-Residence Exhibit to Open
A new photography exhibition, Mojave Moonlight, opens at the Desert Light Gallery in the Kelso Depot Visitor on March 7th and closes on June 14th. Photographer Tom Lowe presents eighteen large-scale images that explore the Mojave landscape with compositions specific to the moon-lit sky.

Did You Know?

photo of rattlesnake

The venom of the Mojave rattlesnake is extremely toxic and causes more respiratory distress than that of any other North American rattlesnake. Due to its unique hue, it is known locally as the Mojave green.