• Kelso Mountain

    Mojave

    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 »

Directions

Map showing location of Mojave National Preserve.
 

Directions to Mojave National Preserve
located east of Barstow, Calif., between I-15 and I-40.
From I-15: Exit Kelbaker Road at Baker, Calif., or Zyzyx Road, Cima Road, or Nipton Road.

From I-40:
Exit Kelbaker Road, Essex Road, or Goffs Road.


Directions to Kelso Depot Visitor Center


From I-15: Exit Kelbaker Road at Baker, Calif., and drive south 34 miles to Kelso Depot.

From I-40: Exit Kelbaker Road (28 miles east of Ludlow, Calif.) and drive north 22 miles to Kelso Depot.


Directions to Hole-in-the-Wall
From I-40: Exit Essex Road and drive north 10 miles to the junction with Black Canyon Road. Hole-in-the-Wall is 10 miles north on Black Canyon Road.


Airports

LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT) is located 140 miles southwest of the preserve.

Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) is located 60 miles northeast of the preserve.

Did You Know?

photo of 4-wheel drive vehicle exploring Mojave

Mojave National Preserve is a great place to explore by 4-wheel drive vehicle. Over a thousand miles of dirt roads are open for exploration. Driving off-road is not allowed. More...