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 »
Desert Studies Center
Located within Mojave National Preserve at Zzyzx, Calif., situated among natural ponds, dry lakes, and rugged mountains, the Desert Studies Center (DSC) is a field station of the California State University (CSU). Established in 1976 under a cooperative management agreement with the Bureau of Land Management, the Center is operated for the CSU by the California Desert Studies Consortium, an organization of seven southern California CSU campuses: Dominguez Hills, Fullerton, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Northridge, Pomona and San Bernardino.
DSC provides individuals and groups the opportunity to conduct research and receive instruction in a truly world-class desert environment.
Did You Know?
Creosote bush dominates the Mojave Desert landscape, growing on about seventy percent of Mojave Desert lands.