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 »
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...
Black Canyon Equestrian & Group Campground
Other Group Camping Options
Groups of at least 7 vehicles (or 7 horses) or 15 people require a Special Use Permit for roadside vehicle camping or backcountry camping. Groups this size or larger that are registered in the Black Canyon Equestrian & Group Campground (see above), using only the campground facilities, do not need a permit.
Did You Know?
Creosote bush dominates the Mojave Desert landscape, growing on about seventy percent of Mojave Desert lands.