• Kelso Mountain


    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.

  • Watch for storm damage on all roads

    Recent storms have caused flash flooding and damage to roads. Reduce speed and use caution when traveling through the park after storms. Call 760-252-6100 or 760-252-6108 for updates. Check our Current Conditions page for information on specific roads. More »


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Audio (Coming soon!)
MP3 audio files can be played on most desktop-based digital audio players (e.g., Windows Media Player or iTunes) and portable media devices.

MP4 and MOV video files can be viewed with QuickTime Player, available for free download here. QuickTime Player is also a standard feature of iTunes (available for free download here)—if you have installed iTunes on your computer, you probably already have QuickTime Player.
A Fighting Chance: Saving the Mohave Tui Chub (.mp4, 12.4 MB, 4:04)
The Piute Creek Story (.mp4, 10.4 MB, 5:47)
A Place to Explore (NPS park film) (.mp4, 33.5 MB, 12:34)

MPEG video files can be viewed with QuickTime Player (see above), Windows Media Player (available for free download here), and most other digital media players.
A Fighting Chance: Saving the Mohave Tui Chub (.mpg, 25.3 MB, 4:04)
A Place to Explore (NPS park film) (.mpg, 51.9 MB, 12:34)

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.