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 Wednsdays and Thursdays. The Beanery Lunch Counter is closed.
Six miles southwest of Baker, Calif. on I-15, Zzyzx Road leads 5 miles south into Mojave National Preserve along the western shore of Soda Lake (dry).
Historically known as Soda Springs and later renamed Zzyzx (pronounced Zye-Zix), this oasis is home to the California State University Desert Studies Center. The buildings and pond were developed in the 1940s by Curtis Springer, who operated a health resort at the site.
Did You Know?
A kaleidoscope of colors envelops the Mojave Desert after a winter of steady rains. Over 250 types of annual wildflowers grow in the Mojave. More...