• Kelso Mountain

    Mojave

    National Preserve California

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  • Lower speed limits are temporarily in effect until road damage can be repaired

    The Superintendent has temporarily reduced the posted speed limit from 55 mph to 45 mph on all roads within the preserve as road crews work to repair damage from recent heavy rains. Call 760 252-6108 for more information.

  • 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 »

Multimedia Presentations

Mobile Map - available for Apple devices, a mobile map of Mojave National Preserve designed to help visitors nagivate through through the desert and bookmark their favorite spots.

 
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Mojave Desert Tortoise - available for Apple and Android devices, encourages users to take photos of desert tortoises they come across in the Mojave Desert in an effort to help researchers preserve this threatened species.

Did You Know?

photo of detail on Kelso Depot.

The railroad town of Kelso in Mojave National Preserve was named in 1905 by railroad construction workers. Two men placed their names in a hat, along with that of a third who had just moved away. The name drawn from the hat was that of John H. Kelso, the man absent from the drawing. More...