Two people stand on a grassy hillside in the King Range Wilderness, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Ranger on assignment confiscating contraban Geological formation known as a syncline at  Rainbow Basin Bighorn sheep poses atop terrain at Afton canyon Aerial view of Dumont Dunes Fire crews and a fire truck working on a local wildfire
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Barstow Field Office

Barstow Field Office

Amagrosa River Natural Area

Amargosa River Natural Area


Welcome to the Mojave Desert

The Barstow Field region covers an area from the northern boundary of Joshua Tree National Park to the southern boundary of Fort Irwin Military Reservation and from the eastern boundary of San Bernardino National Forest to north of Death Valley Junction, California, as far as the California/Nevada state line.   The desert within this area is vast, about three million acres, and has many unique features. Elevations vary from near sea level, north of Baker, California, to over 6,000 feet, in the Ord Mountains south of Barstow. There are many scenic locations with rough mountains, dry lake beds, and winding canyons. Plants found here include various cactus species and the Joshua Tree, the symbol of the Mojave Desert. Winter days are usually comfortable in the 70 degree F. range (about 20 degree C.), attracting visitors who come to escape colder states. Summer days can be hot and dry, with 110 degree F. (40 degree C.) temperatures common.                                                                   

Important Links

Desert Tortoise

Recreation Opportunites

Calico Early Man Site

Meteorite Viewing

Special Recreation Permit

CDD Final Supplementary Rules

Dumont Dunes OHV Area

Volunteer Services

Current Western U.S. Weather Satellite Photo


Desert Advisory Council Subgroups

Desert Advisory Council

Dumont Dunes Subgroup

West Mojave Route Network Project Subgroup

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Bureau of Land Management
Barstow Field Office
2601 Barstow Road
Barstow, CA 92311
Phone: (760) 252-6000
Fax: (760) 252-6098
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F
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