Portable toilets at Kelso Depot Visitor Center
The water system at Kelso is shut down due to problems with the storage tank. Portable toilets are available; bottled water is available for purchase. Campers note-you won't be able to fill water bottles at Kelso until the system is repaired.
Telephone at Kelso Depot is not working
Kelso Depot Visitor Center telephone, 760 252-6108, is not working. For information on weekdays, call 760 252-6100. On Saturday, try calling 760 252-6104.
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.
Places To Go
The roads listed below are generally accessible to all vehicles (click here or call 760-252-6100 for current road conditions). Click on each image or the link to learn more about what to see and do.
Black Canyon, Essex & Cedar Canyon Roads
Nipton is a paved road leading from I-15 to a private campground, store, and restaurant. Ivanpah Road heads south from Nipton Road, turns into Lanfair Road, and ends at Route 66, connecting to I-95 or I-40. Ivanpah and Lanfair Roads are paved at the north and south ends; the middle 15 miles are graded dirt road. Check road conditions before attempting to cross in a standard passanger vehicle.
Did You Know?
The Joshua tree forest along Cima Road is the largest in the world. Hike the Teutonia Peak trail to get a better look at the Joshua trees. More...