Kelso Dunes Dispersed — Mojave National Preserve
Kayla D.
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2021

Perfect place for a stopover

Dates & Weather: March 13/14 2021. Slight hail storm the first night and temps stayed in the 30’s all night. 1/4 of snow on the car and about an inch on the dunes in the morning, was 60° & sunny during the day

Road & Address: was fine for any vehicle, I have AWD but there were small sedans, Airstreams, 5th wheels and vans coming in & out during our stay. Easy to get to using Dyrt address and there are multiple signs to look for

Amenities: Vault toilet up by the main lot was clean and there were multiple spots to pull off where we weren’t even in sight of other campers but sometimes heard voices. Didn’t see anywhere for trash or dumping.

Things to do: Hiked to the top of the biggest dune, it wasn’t too hard in the morning (but I hike a lot.) From our camp site it was two miles each way, but if you park closer to the toilets, that’ll knock some distance off. We were the only ones up there until about 9:15 when other groups started making their way across the camp toward the dunes.

AT&T had no service whatsoever, not even up on the dunes.

  • Review photo of Kelso Dunes Dispersed — Mojave National Preserve by Kayla D., March 19, 2021
  • Review photo of Kelso Dunes Dispersed — Mojave National Preserve by Kayla D., March 19, 2021
  • Review photo of Kelso Dunes Dispersed — Mojave National Preserve by Kayla D., March 19, 2021
  • Review photo of Kelso Dunes Dispersed — Mojave National Preserve by Kayla D., March 19, 2021
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