The Mojave National Park is home to beautiful sand dunes, volcanic cinder cones, and desert flowers. The national park is 1.6 million acres and is also home to abandoned mines and military outpost.

  • Physical Locaation

    690942 Kelso Cima Rd,

    Kelso, CA 92309

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    From I-15: Exit Kelbaker Road at Baker, Calif. Continue 35 miles southeast on Kelbaker Road to Kelso, Calif.
    From I-40: Exit Kelbaker Road (about 29 miles east of Ludlow Calif., or 28 miles west of Fenner, Calif.). Continue 22 miles north on Kelbaker Road to Kelso, Calif.

  • Operating Hours & Seasons

    The Mojave Desert National Preserve is open 24 hours a day and  may be visited at any time of the year. However, visitation increases as temperatures moderate in the fall, peaks during the spring wildflower season, and diminishes during the heat of summer. Some areas of the park are designated for day use only.

    Standard Hours

    Sunday: Open 24 hours
    Monday: Open 24 hours
    Tuesday: Open 24 hours
    Wednesday: Open 24 hours
    Thursday: Open 24 hours
    Friday: Open 24 hours
    Saturday: Open 24 hours

  • Weather

  • Fees & Passes

    Entrance Fee

  • Visitor Center

    Kelso Depot Visitor Center

    90942 Kelso Cima Rd,

    Kelso, CA 92309

    The Visitor Center offers some great resources to learn more about the Mojave Desert Preserve which includes great information, exhibits, orientation film, art gallery, a bookstore, restrooms, water and event a picnic area

    Hours of Operation
    Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Monday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Tuesday: Closed
    Wednesday: Closed
    Thursday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Closed on Christmas Day.

    Entrance Fee

    760 252-6108