National Preserve

Mojave Dog Policy

Mojave National Preserve is Dog Friendly

Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []

Mojave National Preserve encompasses a large section of the Mojave Desert, including sand dunes, cinder cone volcanoes, a Joshua tree forest, canyons, mountains, and mesas.

Mojave National Preserve is dog friendly. Dogs are allowed in most areas, including trails and campgrounds. Dogs are not allowed inside buildings. Note that temperatures can rise quickly here, so make sure you have enough water for your dog, and do not leave dogs unattended. There are also dangers of cactus spines, snakes, and scorpions here.


Pet Policy Details
Allows Hunting []
2500 mi2
Annual Visitors

Trail Policy

Dogs are allowed on trails while on a leash.

Campground Policy

Dogs are allowed at campgrounds while on a leash. Developed campgrounds are first-come, first-served.

Location & Map



Warning: Hunting is allowed at this location. Please be aware of and familiarize yourself with hunting seasons, and exercise appropriate caution with your dog. During hunting season(s), you may also want to consider having your dog wear a blaze orange vest.

For more information on hunting seasons and policies, please see:

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Note: Policies can change -- please make sure to check official dog/pet policies prior to making plans or booking travel.

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