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Kelso Peak & Old Dad Mountains Wildlife Area


Kelso Peak & Old Dad Mountains Wildlife Area is approximately 102,400 acres of dunes playa (dry lake), lava beds, and mountains of lime and granite. It has typical Mojave Desert vegetation, and is habitat for mountain sheep, golden eagles, and red-tailed hawks.

For more information, call the Inland Deserts Region Bishop office at (760) 872-1171.

Recreational Opportunities

wildlife viewing deer hunting

Activities: wildlife viewing and hunting

The property is cooperatively managed with the Bureau of Land Management.

PLEASE NOTE: For information on public use regulations for this area and other Department lands please refer to the link opens in new windowCDFW Public Lands Regulations booklet. Scroll to the Table of Contents. Locate the page number for general regulations for public uses on all Department lands. For additional regulations that apply only to certain properties, check the Table of Contents for sections that refer to additional or property-specific regulations for wildlife areas or ecological reserves. All visitors are responsible for knowing and following the general and property-specific regulations.

Area History

Land uses have included livestock grazing, hunting, and mining. In 1986, legal bighorn sheep hunting in Old Dad Peak and the Marble Mountains was authorized by Legislation. The property was designated as a wildlife area by the Fish and Game Commission in 1989.

Last update : 10/31/2018 9:35:08 AM

Wildlife Branch - Lands Program
1812 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 445-0411

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Inland Deserts Region (Region 6)

San Bernardino County

12 miles southeast of Baker, along Kelbaker Rd., within east Mojave National Scenic Area

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