Open Again!
Providence Mountains State Recreation Area, the home of Mitchell Caverns, is once again open to the public as of Nov. 3! The reopening was celebrated on October 24 with a special event attended by members of the Mitchell Family, PRMDIA, Director of California State Parks Lisa Magnat, and others. A video of the event is available on this page (link to the right). A report about the event is also available.

Reservations now available for Cavern Tours! We strongly suggest making reservations at least 10 days in advance; tours available Friday - Sunday and some holidays.

Information from California State Parks concerning tour reservations:

Mark your calendars for Monday, October 30 to begin booking your tours for the soon to be reopened Providence Mountains State Recreation Area! Reservations are required to tour the newly lit Mitchell Caverns and Providence Mountains State Recreation Area is set to reopen on Friday, November 3. Please call the park directly at (760) 928-2586 starting Monday, October 30 between 8 am and 5 pm to make your reservations. For more information on Providence Mountains State Recreation Area, please

Campground will not be available until sometime in 2018. (Hole in the Wall campground in the Mojave Preserve is approximately 30 minutes away.) All visitors are reminded that this park is in a remote location. Gas, food and lodging are not readily available. Please plan ahead!

The Committee to Reopen Mitchell Caverns, which operates under the umbrella of the Poppy Reserve Mojave Desert Interpretive Association, appreciates the patience and support of the many people who, like us, love this special place. Thank you!

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Providence Mountains State Recreation Area and Mitchell Caverns are located inside the MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE