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

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CDD Final Supplementary Rules

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Fire Restriction Information with maps

Desert Advisory Council Subgroups

Desert Advisory Council

Dumont Dunes Subgroup

West Mojave Route Network Project Subgroup

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Barstow Spotlight     

 Amargosa Trail Improvements

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Route 66 Corridor Management Plan

Level 3 Fiber Optic Expansion Project
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Old Spanish Trail Segment Found

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Renewable Energy Projects

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Approved Renewable Energy Projects

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Abengoa Mojave Solar Power
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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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