• 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 »

Maps & Brochures

 
 
 

Mojave National Preserve Brochures

Camping
(PDF, 677 KB)

Cinder Cones, Lava Flows, and Lava Tube
(PDF, 1,488 KB)

Hole-in-the-Wall Area Trails
(PDF, 844 KB)

Hunting: Seasons and Trip Planning
(PDF, 2045 KB)

Kelso Depot Visitor Center
(PDF, 208 KB)

Guia en Espanol
(PDF, 204 KB)

Guide en Francais
(PDF, 239 KB)

Guida in Italiano
(PDF, 386 KB)

Informationen auf Deutsch
(PDF, 237 KB)

Did You Know?

photo of detail on Kelso Depot.

The railroad town of Kelso in Mojave National Preserve was named in 1905 by railroad construction workers. Two men placed their names in a hat, along with that of a third who had just moved away. The name drawn from the hat was that of John H. Kelso, the man absent from the drawing. More...