Kelso Depot Visitor Center

Mojave National Preserve, Near Essex, California

Kelso Depot Visitor Center does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!

Overview

Originally opened in 1924 as a train station, Kelso Depot was renovated and reopened in 2005 as the Visitor Center for Mojave National Preserve. Former dormitory rooms contain exhibits describing the cultural and natural history of the surrounding desert. The baggage room, ticket office and two dormitory rooms have been furnished to illustrate life as it was in the depot during the first half of the twentieth century. A 20-minute orientation film is shown in the theater.