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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

  November 23, 2016

 

California State Parks has been aggressively working to reopen
Providence Mountain State Recreation Area, the home of Mitchell Caverns.


Tehachapi District Superintendent, Russ Dingman announced at the last
PRMDIA meeting that the Department has completed and finished a series
of capital outlay projects and major improvements to the Park, including
the installation of a new and safe water system that is delivering water
to the park's infrastructure and to the campground.

The Department is continuing to make strides to make improvements to
the infrastructure of the Park. They are currently in the process of
replacing and installing a new pedestrian bridge to the Caverns that
will allow park visitors to safety access the Caverns. In addition, the
Department is making improvements to the main trail that leads to the
Caverns. The Department's Statewide Trails Crew, in conjunction with the
California Conservation Corps, are working hard to make sure the trail  is
safe and accessible to all.

Superintendent Dingman expects that Providence Mountains State
Recreation Area and Mitchell Caverns should be reopen by February or
March at the latest. Keep your fingers crossed.

We once again thank you for your support. For further discussion,
questions or concerns and future updates on the Providence Mountain
State Recreation Area, please contact District Superintendent Russ
Dingman at (661) 369-1141 or by email at Russ.Dingman@parks.ca.gov .

                             -------------   Russ Dingman

 

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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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