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The North Mojave Desert reaches from Death Valley National Park down to the Antelope Valley behind Los Angeles. Inyokern CA is on the border on Kern County & Inyo County out near where Hwy 395 & Hwy 14 join.
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elevation: 2433' population: 1,500 zip code: 93527


high desert near Southern Sierra Nevada

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Kern County
W of Ridgecrest
off US Hwy 395



  • back roads
  • camping
  • horseback riding
  • off-roading
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • antique shopping
  • off roading
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Inyo National Forest
  • Red Rock Canyon State Park
  • Death Valley National Park
  • Panamint Valley
  • Spangler Hills OHV Area
  • Olancha Dunes OHV Area
  • Dove Springs OHV Area
  • Inyokern County Park
  • Golden Trout Wilderness
  • South Sierra Wilderness
  • Sequoia National Forest
  • Jawbone Canyon
  • Chimney Peak Backcountry Byway
  • Dome Land Wilderness
  • Inyokern County Park
  • inyokern campgrounds

    Wildrose Campground
    Lone Pine Campground
    Mt. Whitney Portal Camping
    Dove Springs OHV Area
    Red Rock Canyon State Park
    Horseshoe Meadows Campground
    Chimney Creek Campground
    Kennedy Meadows Campground
    Troy Meadow Campground
    Thorndike Campground
    Mahogany Flat Campground
    Long Valley Campground BLM

    tent camping

    Small funky desert town, higher elevation near the junction of US Highway 395 & Antelope Valley Highway 14. A gas up and go kinda place. Minimal restaurants, cafes, or tourists destinations. But there is a small market and a hardware store, catering more to locals than travelers.

    nearby towns:
    Ballarat [Ghost Town]
    Randsburg [Ghost Town]
    Kennedy Meadows
    Panamint Springs
    Cerro Gordo [Ghost Town]
    Lake Isabella
    local links:

    Inyokern Chamber of Commerce

    Maturango Museum
    Inyokern Airport
    Death Valley Charcoal Kilns
    Classic Burgers
    Bernardino's Restaurant
    Country Feed Barn
    Five Fingers Pub

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