Desert solitude in Southern California

Singing sand dunes, cinder cone volcanoes, a large Joshua tree forest, and carpets of spring wildflowers are all found within this 1.6-million-acre park. A visit to its canyons, mountains, and mesas will reveal long-abandoned mines, homesteads, and rock-walled military outposts. Located between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Mojave provides serenity and solitude from major metropolitan areas.

Kelso Dunes at sunset with hikers on top of the dunes.

Plan Your Trip to Mojave

Your adventure begins here! Hike to new heights at Kelso Dunes!

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

Camping

Camping is very popular in Mojave National Preserve!

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

Hiking

The great outdoors await!

A group of volunteers string cable next to the Kelso Dunes

Programs and Events

Help out at a volunteer service event, or learn something new about Mojave with a special program.

4 youth in orange vests display they quail catch

Hunting in Mojave National Preserve

Find out seasons, tips, and regulations for hunting at Mojave National Preserve

The Mojave Road passes creosote, Joshua Trees, and hills.

Mojave Road

Explore the Mojave Road!

A white jeep driving safely on a dirt road with desert creosote and mountains in the background.

Off-pavement safety tips

Helpful tips on how to safely explore off-pavement roads at Mojave National Preserve!

A Joshua Tree is silhouetted against a colorful sunset sky

What facilities are open at Mojave?

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

A purple Bigelow's monkeyflower.

Wildflowers at Mojave National Preserve

Discover when and where to see wildflowers!

Volunteer installing a trail sign post on a wide road. Creosote in background.

Volunteer at Mojave National Preserve!

Calling all volunteers! Mojave National Preserve is now recruiting! Learn more here!

Last updated: October 8, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

2701 Barstow Road
Barstow, CA 92311

Phone:

(760) 252-6100

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