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A United States National Preserve, Mojave National Preserve is situated in the Mojave Desert of the San Bernardino County, California, USA, between Interstate 15 and Interstate 40. It was established on October 31, 1994 with the passing of the California Desert Protection Act by the US Congress.

Earlier, it was known as the East Mojave National Scenic Area under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management. It is spread over vast 1.6 million acres and is the third largest unit of the National Park System in the contiguous United States.

The Kelso Dunes, the Marl Mountains and the Cima Dome, as well as volcanic formations such as Hole-in-the-Wall and the Cinder Cone Lava Beds are some of the natural features of the preserve. The California Desert Protection Act of 1994 (CDPA) designated approximately 695,200 acres of area as wilderness within Mojave National Preserve and the National Park Service handles the wilderness according to the Wilderness Act, the CDPA, and other laws that protect cultural and historic sites in the wilderness.

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Things to Do: Backpacking, Camping, 4-Wheel Drive Route, Hiking, Hunting

Address:2701 Barstow Road Barstow, CA 92311

Opening Hours: Mojave National Preserve is always open

Sunday to Saturday: Open 24 hours

Entrance Fees: Mojave Entrance Fee - $0.00, Mojave Park Pass - $0.00

Best Time to Visit

Spring (April-May) and fall (-September-October) are considered to be the best time to visit.