• 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.

"The Beanery" at Kelso

The Beanery at Kelso
The Beanery: Hot coffee and hot gossip since 1924
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Reappearance of a Mojave Desert Oasis!
After a nearly two decade-long haitus, the Kelso Depot lunch counter-"The Beanery"-is back in business. Enjoy a hot cup of coffee, cold ice cream, a fresh deli sandwich, or the latest gossip in this unique setting, painstakingly restored to its historic, 1924 appearance.

Check-out the latest menu (PDF, 1.36 MB) and feel free to call ahead (see below) for large or group orders. We appreciate the heads-up!

Location
Kelso Depot Visitor Center

Hours of Operation
Open Friday through Tuesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
CLOSED WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY

Phone
760 252-6165

Did You Know?

photo of rock and Joshua trees

At 1.6 million acres, Mojave National Preserve is the third largest National Park Service area outside of Alaska. Death Valley National Park and Yellowstone National Park rank first and second.