Providence Mountains State Recreation Area, Essex

#24 of 32 in Nature in California Desert
State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
The Providence Mountains State Recreation Area is located in the Providence Mountains, within the Mojave National Preserve in San Bernardino County, California. It is also home to the Mitchell Caverns Natural Preserve.
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  • Yes, everyone loves Mitchell Caverns, but spread the love to the Hole in the Wall Visitors Center and take one of the most eco-diverse hikes you will likely find anywhere outside of Yellowstone...  more »
  • It was a good tour with a knowledgeable ranger. This was my 3rd cave. My only complaint was that due to the ranger wanting to talk so much, the tour was a little too long for me. Was suppose to 1.5...  more »
  • Beautiful & historic... The CA State Park Ranger giving the tour of the Mitchell Caverns was very informative & fun.
  • Super cool area in the Mojave with so much to explore. Book ahead for Mitchell Caverns. Hole-in-the-wall visitors center being renovated and the campgrounds fill up fast. Watch out for wandering cattle and jackrabbits.

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