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.

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Road Conditions & Construction Updates

Learn the latest on the Cima Road construction closure and other road conditions that affect your visit to Mojave National Preserve

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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.

Mojave National Preserve Welcome Sign on Kelbaker Road with snow in the mountains on a cloudy day
Basic Information

Frequent questions, hours, weather, and more

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

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

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Desert Driving Safety

It's hot and sunny out there. Safe travel through rugged desert terrain requires more than a driver's skill.

Last updated: May 25, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

2701 Barstow Road
Barstow, CA 92311


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

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