Where Can I Take My Pet?

There are many opportunities to enjoy Mojave National Preserve with your pet. Pets are prohibited inside buildings.

Pets must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet at all times, with the exception of dogs used while hunting. Pets may never be left unattended. Pet excrement must be collected and disposed of in garbage receptacles

Pet Health and Safety

The desert can be deadly for pets. Car temperatures rise quickly in the sun, even on cool days. Your pet could die of heat exhaustion. Pets should never be left unattended in vehicles at Mojave National Preserve.

Abundant cactus spines and the chance of a run-in with a rattlesnake or scorpion are good reasons not to let your pet roam free. Wild predators such as coyotes and mountain lions could prey on your pet, even during daylight hours.

Last updated: November 26, 2018

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2701 Barstow Road
Barstow, CA 92311


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