Desert solitude in Southern California

Singing sand dunes, cinder cone volcanoes, a large Joshua tree forest, and carpets of spring wildflowers are all found within this 1.6-million-acre park. A visit to its canyons, mountains, and mesas will reveal long-abandoned mines, homesteads, and rock-walled military outposts. Located between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Mojave provides serenity and solitude from major metropolitan areas.

Kelso Dunes at sunset with hikers on top of the dunes.

Plan Your Trip to Mojave

Your adventure begins here! Hike to new heights at Kelso Dunes!

Picnic table, fire pit, and desert bluffs at Hole-in-the-Wall Campground


Camping is very popular in Mojave National Preserve!

A hiking sign at the Rings Trail next to the potted cliffs at Hole-in-the-Wall


The great outdoors await!

A female bighorn sheep


Learn more about mammals including bats, coyotes, jackrabbits, and big horn sheep!

Map of Mojave National Preserve


Check out our maps!

The Mojave Road passes creosote, Joshua Trees, and hills.

Mojave Road

Explore the Mojave Road!

A white jeep driving safely on a dirt road with desert creosote and mountains in the background.

Off-pavement safety tips

Helpful tips on how to safely explore off-pavement roads at Mojave National Preserve!

Two park cancelation stamps, a junior ranger badge, and a Mojave map covered with a face mask.

What is open during Covid-19?

Frequently asked questions about visiting during the novel COVID-19 pandemic.

A purple Bigelow's monkeyflower.

Wildflowers at Mojave National Preserve

Discover when to see wildflowers!

Volunteer installing a trail sign post on a wide road. Creosote in background.

Volunteer at Mojave National Preserve!

Calling all volunteers! Mojave National Preserve is now recruiting! Learn more here!

Last updated: May 9, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

2701 Barstow Road
Barstow, CA 92311


(760) 252-6100

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