California Desert District

Wilderness Areas

Wilderness Areas managed by the California Desert District Office are remote and undeveloped.  They offer visitors a place to truly "get away from it all;" away from crowds of people, away from modern conveniences like running water, electric power- away even from developed roads.  These wilderness areas are preserved under federal law, because they offer special ecology, scenery, geology, history or other values.

A giant Nolina plant blooms in the mountains surrounding the Kingston Range Wilderness area in this high desert landscapeWindswept sand dunes display ripples in the North Algodones Dunes Wildnerss area.Grimshaw Lake sits in the foreground with the Kingston Peak mountain range and the Kingston Range Wilderness in the background.



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(ages 8 - 18)

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