• Kelso Mountain

    Mojave

    National Preserve California

Campgrounds

Careful planning and knowledge of camping guidelines and regulations will help ensure an enjoyable and safe experience for you, future visitors, and the fragile desert environment...

Note: Campsites at the Mid Hills Campground and Hole-in-the-Wall Campground accomodate a maximum of 8 people with 2 vehicles (including a camping unit—i.e., trailer, motor home, converted van, etc.). Larger groups wishing to camp in a developed campground should consider the Black Canyon Equestrian & Group Campground (reservations required).
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Campers at Hole-in-the-Wall Campground

Friends and family enjoy the spectacular setting of Hole-in-the-Wall Campground.

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Hole-in-the-Wall Campground

Facilities
Pit toilets, trash receptacles, potable water, fire rings, pinic tables, dump station; no utility hookups.

Fees
$12 per site per night, $6 for America the Beautiful Senior/Access Pass holders.

Reservations
Not accepted; Campsites available on a first-come, first-served basis.

At 4,400 feet in elevation, Hole-in-the-Wall Campground is surrounded by sculptured volcanic rock walls and makes a great basecamp for hikers. Thirty-five campsites accommodate RVs and tents; two walk-in sites are also available.

 
Camping at Mid Hills

While some campsites burned in the 2005 Hackberry Fire, many are still shaded by pinyon and juniper trees.

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Mid Hills Campground

Facilities
Pit toilets, trash receptacles, potable water, fire rings, picnic tables; no dump station or utility hookups.

Fees
$12 per site per night, $6 for America the Beautiful Senior/Access Pass holders.

Reservations
Not accepted; Campsites available on a first-come, first-served basis

The Hackberry Fire swept through the Mid Hills area in June 2005, burning much of the vegetation. About half of the 26 campsites were left unburned, however—they remain surrounded by pinyon pine and juniper trees. At 5,600 feet in elevation, Mid Hills is much cooler than the desert floor below. The access road is unpaved and is not recommended for motorhomes or trailers.

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