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 where 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.

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What Facilities Are Open?

Some of our facilities have reopened, while others remain partially or fully closed due to safety concerns.

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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.

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Special Use and Other Permits

Learn all you need to do for filming, conducting research, or hosting a large group in the preserve

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Volunteer With Us

Looking for an opportunity to help Mojave National Preserve flourish? Check out some events and duties to find the right fit.

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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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