Choose Your Own Desert Adventure

Mojave preserves a diverse mosaic of ecological habitats and a 10,000 year history of human connection with the desert. Offering extensive opportunities to experience desert landscapes, the preserve promotes understanding and appreciation for the increasingly threatened resources of the Mojave Desert. This remote preserve encourages a sense of discovery and a connection to wild places.

a close up of a desert tortoise

The Iconic Desert Tortoise

It's tort time! Keep an eye out, slow your roll and learn more about how you can help protect this threatened species.

A Granite boulders and shrubby trees with a view of desert valleys and mountains in the background

Plan Your Visit

Where to go, what to experience, and possibilities to explore in the 1.6 million acres of Mojave National Preserve

A Joshua Tree is silhouetted against a colorful sunset sky

What facilities are open?

Following CDC guidelines, many of our facilities have reopened, while some remain partially to fully closed due to other safety concerns.

Picnic table, fire pit, and desert bluffs at Hole-in-the-Wall Campground

Camping

Camping is in tents, RVs, vans, and more but prepare for possible crowds on weekends.

A hiking sign at the Rings Trail next to the potted cliffs at Hole-in-the-Wall

Hiking

The great outdoors await. Hit the trails running with more info about established and backcountry routes in the preserve.

a white Jeep on a dirt road

Road Conditions

What's the road to Kelso Dunes like? Can my vehicle get to Cima? See the latest road condition reports.

Kelso Depot at sunset

Visitor Centers

There are two visitor centers in the preserve. See what's open and operating hours before you head down the long lonely road.

Last updated: March 22, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

2701 Barstow Road
Barstow , CA 92311

Phone:

(760) 252-6100
For emergencies including vehicle breakdowns, dial 911

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