Mojave National Preserve


Contact Information

There are Information Centers, including exhibits, at Baker and Needles. A ranger station at Hole-in-the-Wall Ranger Station is open seasonally as staffing allows. The preserve is managed out of the central office in Barstow.

Mojave National Preserve Headquarters
222 E. Main St., Suite 202
Barstow, CA 92311
Web site:
Phone: (760) 255-8800

Mojave National Preserve Baker Information Center
72157 Baker Blvd./P.O. Box 241
Baker, CA 92309
(760) 733-4040

Mojave National Preserve Needles Information Center
707 W. Broadway
Needles, CA 92363
(760) 326-6322

Hole-In-The-Wall Ranger Station
(760) 928-2572

Getting There

Located in San Bernardino County (southeastern California), Mojave encompasses 1.6 million acres of the area known as the "Lonesome Triangle," between Interstate 15 and 40. The preserve begins about 60 miles east of Barstow and borders the Nevada state line to the northeast.

The preserve is easily reached via I-15 or I-40 east of Barstow, CA, and west of Needles, CA and Las Vegas, NV. There are six freeway exits that provide visitor access. Several paved roads cross the preserve including Kelbaker Road from Baker, California, and Kelso-Cima Road, which goes from the Kelso Depot east and then north to link with I-15.

The nearest airports are in Ontario, CA (140 miles from the western boundary of the preserve), and Las Vegas, NV (60 miles from the eastern boundary of the preserve). Most visitors arrive in private vehicles.

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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