The Mojave National Preserve Conservancy invites you to our Centennial celebration of the National Park Service on November 5, 2016. Our star-studded event will take place at the Black Canyon Group Campground in the Mojave National Preserve.
Although the multitude of stars visible in the night sky is a great reason to visit the Preserve, don't be discouraged if (rare) cloudy weather prevents you from seeing the stars. These desert wildlands managed by the National Park Service offer amazing scenery, wildlife viewing, hiking, camping, and a peaceful getaway from the city.
- Astronomers will bring high-powered telesceopes so that the public can get a close-up view of the amazing night sky, including far away galaxies and planets.
- Watch the sunset across the Clipper and Fenner Valleys, a desert view that stretches as far as the eye can see.
- Learn about desert wildlife during hikes in the Preserve. Roadrunners and jackrabbits scurry about by day among an impressive diversity of desert plant life. And for those that camp the night in the Preserve, it's not unusual to hear the song of the coyote in the distance, and the hoot of owls perched on nearby boulders at night.
- Check out the amazing geologic formations, and Native American rock art during a quick hike around the Hole-in-the-Wall Visitor Center.
We look forward to seeing you on November 5th, with activities planned into the morning on November 6th!