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

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You can help the effort to reopen the area by giving your tax deductible donation to “Reopen Mitchell Caverns” through the non-profit Poppy Reserve/Mojave Desert Interpretive Association (PRMDIA) P.O. Box 1408, Lancaster, CA 93584.  Please mention “Mitchell Caverns” when donating.

 

ReopenTheCaverns@gmail.com

Here is the latest from the California State Parks:

September 8,2017

"The Committee to Reopen Mitchell Caverns is  very, very pleased to announce that the Tehachapi District of California State Parks has shared with us that Providence Mountain State Recreation Area, the home of Mitchell Caverns, will reopen to the public on November 3, 2017.

The park will be open Friday through Sunday and on holidays. Day use and cavern tours will be available. Reservations for cave tours will be available after November 1. (Some slots for cave tours will be first come, first serve.) The phone number for reservations will be announced sometime before that. The  number will be listed on this page on or before November 1.

The 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! Our group, a committee 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!

Margaret Rhyne

m.rhyne@verizon.net

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For more information, Contact:

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Russ Dingman

District Superintendent I (Acting)

CA State Parks  -  Tehachapi District

15101 Lancaster Road

Lancaster CA 93536

(661)  724 - 2380 office

(661)  369 - 1141 cell

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New LED lighting has been added to accentuate the natural features of the caverns.

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New items purchased include mountain lion and ground sloth skull replicas, GPS unit, HDTV, binoculars, a trail camera & display cases.

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October 17, 2013 - Progress is being made on work at Mitchell Caverns.  Here is a photo from the “new” visitor’s center with the upgraded interior.  Also, one major project remaining is the water system.

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