• 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 »

Mojave Podcasts


Join the National Park Service and Friends as we explore Mojave National Preserve in Mojave Desert Tracks, a series of audio and video programs from and about this special place!

If you would like to manually download these programs to your computer without subscribing to web feeds (see below), click here.

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Original audio and video programs, and documentary, safety, orientation and historical films and videos from and about Mojave National Preserve.

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...