Laws and Policies

  • The Superintendent's Compendium (441.34 KB PDF) contains all regulations, closures, designations, permit requirements, or other policies made by the superintendent.
  • Drones and unmanned aircraft are not permitted to operate in any land or airspace managed by the National Park Service, including Mojave National Preserve. For more information, go here.
  • Firearms are subject to California state law regarding permits to carry. Firearms may not be carried into federal buildings and may only be discharged inside the Preserve while legally hunting.
  • For information on hunting, go here.
  • All vehicles operated within the Preserve must be street legal as defined by the laws of the state of California. This includes current registration and tags, lights and turn signals, and valid insurance. California "Green Sticker" and "Red Sticker" programs are not recognized.
  • Pets are permitted in most areas of the Preserve as long as they are on a six-foot leash. For more information, go here.
  • For rules regarding dispersed and backcountry camping, go here.
  • Horses, llamas, and mules are allowed within the Preserve. All feed must be weed-free. For more information go here.
  • Please follow the Leave No Trace principles when visiting Mojave National Preserve. Nothing may be removed from the Preserve, including plants, rocks, animals, bones, and historic artifacts.

Last updated: May 28, 2020

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