Current Conditions at the DSC

A reminder that the grounds of the DSC are closed to the public. The Lake Tuendae Trail, operated by the National Park Service, is open for public use. Please observe posted signs.


Air Quality


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DSC live webcam

Webcam updates every few minutes. Camera faces southeast from the Desert Studies Center toward Kelso Dunes and the Granite Mountains. Webcam courtesy of Frank Urban and the US Geological Survey.

Know before you go

Weather and road conditions can change rapidly in the Mojave Desert. Be prepared before you leave!