Kelso Depot Visitor Center will be closed two days per week
Effective May 8, 2013, Kelso Depot Visitor Center in Mojave National Preserve will be closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The Visitor Center will remain open Fridays through Tuesdays from 9 am to 5 pm. More »
Desert Light Gallery at Kelso Depot
Guss Louis Vopalensky
Mitchell Caverns: Hidden Treasure
Exhibition: April 20 - July 21, 2013
Guss Louis Vopalensky is a commerical photographer living in Victorville California. He has spent over 20 years photographing the California Desert. In the 1990s and again in 2009, Vopalensky spent several days photographing Mitchell Caverns, a part of Providence Mountains State Recreation Area located within the boundaries of Mojave National Preserve.
Although Mitchell Caverns is currently closed due to California state budget cuts, Vopalensky's photography provides us a glimpse into the cavern's hidden treasures.
Did You Know?
Park or preserve?
Like other parks with the designation of "national preserve," Mojave National Preserve is managed under the same guidelines as national parks. The main difference is that hunting is allowed in national preserves, but not in national parks.