Cities to use for your GPS:

  • Kelso, California
  • Hole-in-the-Wall, California
  • Avoid using Mojave, California. This will take you 168 miles away from the park!

Directions to Mojave National Preserve
located east of Barstow, California, between I-15 and I-40.

From I-15: Exit Kelbaker Road at Baker, California, or Zyzyx Road, Cima Road, or Nipton Road.
From I-40: Exit Kelbaker Road, Essex Road, or Goffs Road.

Directions to Kelso Depot Visitor Center
From I-15: Exit Kelbaker Road at Baker, California, and drive south 34 miles to Kelso Depot.
From I-40: Exit Kelbaker Road (28 miles east of Ludlow, California) and drive north 22 miles to Kelso Depot.

Directions to Hole-in-the-Wall

From I-40: Exit Essex Road and drive north 10 miles to the junction with Black Canyon Road. Hole-in-the-Wall is 10 miles north on Black Canyon Road.

Nearest Airports

Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) is located 60 miles northeast of the Preserve.

LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT) is located 140 miles southwest of the Preserve.

Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) is located 175 miles southwest of the Preserve.

Last updated: February 7, 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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