Alerts & Conditions



Most Primary and Secondary Roads are OPEN

Cima Road Closed through late June 2024. Some navigation apps on smartphones will show closed roads that are now open. Please consult the Road Conditions page for the latest information.

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The rustic Hole-in-the-Wall Visitor Center (Information Center) is the primary place to stop by to learn more about the preserve and get your passport stamp.

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Facility Status

Effective July 4th, 2024


  • Kelso Depot Visitor Center Indoor Areas
  • Cima Road between Kelso Cima and Interstate 15. (See Road Conditions for details)
  • No access to Teutonia Peak Trailhead or White Cross World War I Memorial due to construction closure on Cima Road (Expected Reopening in June 2024).


  • Kelso Cima, Kelbaker, Morning Star Mine, Ivanpah, Lanfair, and most primary paved roads.
  • Hole-in-the-Wall Information Center (Water available)
  • Hole-in-the-Wall Campground and Midhills Campground
  • Hole-in-the-Wall Picnic Area
  • Kelso Depot outdoor areas, restrooms, parking lot, water filling
  • Kelso Dunes Road and Trails
  • Most 4WD roads (use at your own risk)
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Road Conditions

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

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In winter, expect freezing temperatures and strong winds with occasional snow. Summer brings very high temperatures & strong thunderstorms

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Camping and Campgrounds

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

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Fire Restrictions

Fire safety is everyone's responsibility. Know before you go where fires are allowed. All fires are prohibited during windy conditions.


Some Questions You Might Have


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Last updated: July 4, 2024

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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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