Alerts & Conditions


palm trees in front of kelso depot
The historic Kelso Depot offers a shaded oasis at the junction of two roads within the preserve.

NPS/K. Lewandowski

Facility Status and COVID-19 Guidance

Updated September 18th, 2022:
San Bernardino County currently has a MEDIUM community Level of COVID-19.


  • Kelso Depot Visitor Center (Due to HVAC system failure)
  • Hole-in-the-Wall restrooms (Alternatives available in nearby picnic area)
  • Barstow Headquarters
  • Some paved roads (See Road Conditions for details)

The CDC has offered guidance to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health. Find more information about the National Park Service’s response and operations at


Fire Restrictions

Find out where campfires are allowed or prohibited based on the time of year and fire danger conditions

Current Fire Restrictions at Mojave
  • All passport stamps for Mojave National Preserve and Castle Mountains National Monument are available at the Hole-In-The-Wall Information Center. You can even download a PDF form and put in your desired date for the stamp remotely
  • Junior Ranger Programs can be downloaded and printed at home. Junior Ranger badges and books can also be obtained in person at Hole-In-The-Wall Information Center. This is subject to ranger staffing. In person materials are subject to change without notice.
  • You can write Mojave National Preserve e-mail us or call us at (760)252-6100 to obtain cancelation stamps, junior ranger books, and Junior Ranger Badges. Please leave us a postal mail address in your email or voicemail message to send the requested materials.
Mojave National Preserve cooperates with internal and external emergency services, which can be contacted dialing 911.
Evening programs, ranger walks, and ranger talks are not currently available. Visitors are invited to learn more about the park by viewing one of our virtual presentations on our video channel.
The Mojave National Preserve bookstore is run by our nonprofit partner, the Western National Parks Association. The bookstore is currently located at Hole-in-the-Wall Information Center. An online store is also available for virtual visitors to the preserve. Search for "Mojave National Preserve" in the online bookstore.
a white Jeep on a dirt road

Road Conditions

What's the road to Kelso Dunes like? Can my vehicle get to Cima? See the latest road condition reports.

A rainbow in a darkened sky over Kelso Dunes with creosote in the background.


In winter, freezing temperatures and strong winds can be expected, with rain and snow in the mountains. In summer, prepare for hot hot heat.

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


Camping is very popular in Mojave National Preserve!

Round Stamp with text Mojave National Preserve, Hole in the Wall, CA OCT 31 1994

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Last updated: September 18, 2022

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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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