• Kelso Mountain


    National Preserve California

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  • Lower speed limits are temporarily in effect until road damage can be repaired

    The Superintendent has temporarily reduced the posted speed limit from 55 mph to 45 mph on all roads within the preserve as road crews work to repair damage from recent heavy rains. Call 760 252-6108 for more information.

  • 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 »

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The Mojave Desert Land Trust

Mojave Desert Land Trust
A non-profit, charitable organization whose mission is to preserve large natural areas of the Mojave Desert by reducing the number of privately-owned land parcels, called inholdings, within park boundaries. Reducing inholdings decreases fragmentation of the park lands, preserves intact ecosystems, and allows park visitors to utilize more lands within park boundaries.

Since 2006, the Mojave Desert Land Trust has acquired more than 250 inholding parcels totaling 14,000+ acres within the desert national parks—Joshua Tree National Park, Mojave National Preserve and Death Valley National Park—through purchase or trade. Acquired inholdings are then donated to the National Park Service. More than 1,000 inholdings remain in these three desert parks.

Make a donation to the Mojave Desert Land Trust. Thanks for your support!


Mojave National Preserve Conservancy

A new non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to preserving, protecting and promoting the unique natural beauty, ecological integrity, and rich cultural history of Mojave National Preserve; and to building a community dedicated to the enduring stewardship of Mojave National Preserve.

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Did You Know?

photo of kelso dunes

At about 600 feet in height, Kelso Dunes in Mojave National Preserve are the third tallest in North America. When quantities of the sands move, they sometimes create a booming sound. Run down the slopes to try to make the dunes boom. More...