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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Basic Information

Basic information about Mojave National Preserve

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Road Conditions

Check here first to see what road conditions could affect your visit to Mojave.

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Current Conditions

Check here first to see what weather, facilities, and other current conditions could affect your visit to Mojave.

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Camping in developed and undeveloped campsites

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Maps and Downloadable Brochures

Do not rely on inaccurate third-party apps. Get current up to date preserve maps here.

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The Iconic Desert Tortoise

Keep an eye out, slow your roll and learn more about how you can help protect this iconic, threatened species here at Mojave.

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Things to do

Discover what to do in Mojave National Preserve

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Group Size, UTV Use & Other Regulations

Find out what activities are permitted, need a permit, or are prohibited at Mojave. Max group size is 7 vehicles and or 25 people.

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Fire Restrictions

Learn about the current fire restrictions in Mojave National Preserve

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Proposed Rate Change in Campground Fees

Mojave National Preserve is seeking comments about campground fee rate changes.

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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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