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Mojave National Preserve offers pristine and untouched desert beauty. Don’t let the arid environment fool you — the park is home to flourishing wildlife, like mice, roadrunners, snakes, hawks, and lizards, to name a few, alongside a wide variety of flora.

Epic desert cliffs and rock formations comprised of red rock add bright pops of color into an otherwise monochromatic expanse. These colorful formations served as important markers for team freight wagons around 1870. In fact, the area is rich in history, with a number of protected paleontology sites, including petroglyphs in the El Paso Mountains made by the Kawaiisu peoples. The sites also protect the remains of an abandoned 1850s mine.

The dry and peaceful winters bring dormancy to most of the plants and flowers. In summer, after the rains, the ground is transformed into a tapestry of colors as flowering plants burst to life. Mojave National Preserve is a popular destination year-round for those who don’t mind risking the (occasional) rainy season. It's a peaceful getaway that clears the mind and offers a welcome escape from city life.

Getting Outdoors

This expansive tract offers so many outdoor activities that it's hard to know where to start. Off-roading is a firm favorite with adventurous Mojave National Preserve campers. The Lava Tube is a beautiful underground cave illuminated by light. This area is accessible with a four-wheel-drive vehicle via Aiken Road. However, with limited cell service and the fickle nature of technology, the park recommends carrying a map with you at all times. It's not recommended to rely solely on a GPS navigation system. Before setting off into this desert landscape, make sure you have all the tools and equipment you'll need.

Those who would rather explore on foot will want to grab a trail map and plan to trek one of the preserve's developed trails. The Hole-in-the-Wall Nature Trail meanders for half a mile and offers the chance to spot some of the region's native plants. Thrillseekers will find a challenge on the Rings Loop Trail, which involves some scrambling up steep ascents.

The winter and spring months are often very dry and afford few plant species enough water to grow and thrive. However, when there's a wealthy downpour for a few weeks, the ground responds with enthusiastic jubilations, covering every square foot with a riot of color. Some of the most popular flower sightings include the desert five-spot, the desert paintbrush, the beavertail cactus, and several succulent flowers and cactus blooms.

A number of exciting ranger programs are also available seasonally and usually start in September. These talks cover a cultural overview of the area’s history as well as some interesting information on the natural surroundings.

Camping at Mojave National Preserve

Mojave National Preserve offers campers a variety of camping options, including roadside, backpacking, and RV camping in established campgrounds. Camping in an RV is best done at one of the two developed family campgrounds: Hole in the Wall Campground and Mid Hills Campground. These facilities are equipped with potable water, picnic tables, vault toilets, fire rings, and trash cans. Hookups aren't available here, and drinking water isn't always provided, so be sure to pack plenty in your camper. If you don't have your own rig, you can book an RV in San Bernardino County.

RV camping at Mojave National Preserve is only permitted in designated camping areas. Setting up camp, even in an RV rental, places strain on an area previously devastated by wildfires. As a result, you'll want to check current conditions when planning your camping trip; some areas are not accessible for RVs.

The preserve welcomes pets as well as horses, provided that you keep them restrained and clean up their waste at all times.

Exploring the Area

Near Mojave National Preserve, just across the California-Nevada state line, is the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, which offers exciting activities for the whole family. The lake is a welcome break from the arid landscape, and activities such as boating, fishing, swimming, and hiking are popular here. It's also a wonderful destination for photography enthusiasts, with a plethora of rare wildlife and plants that have adapted to the harshest conditions.

Renting an RV is an excellent way to explore the abundance of national parks near the Mojave area, including Afton Canyon Natural Area and Death Valley National Park. The region’s rich cultural background will give history fanatics an adventure-packed trip for the weekend or for a week. Another noteworthy attraction nearby is the Mojave Air and Space Port.

If you need gas or groceries, you'll find a few convenience stores along the Interstate in Baker and Primm. Just make sure to fuel up the rig before heading to the campground.

RV Rentals in Mojave National Preserve, CA

Mojave National Preserve, CA is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Mojave National Preserve. Outdoorsy's Mojave National Preserve RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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What's around Mojave National Preserve, CA


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