Mojave Narrows: Tranquility in the Desert

Mojave narrows

The Mojave Narrows, in Victorville, is a little known recreational area flourishing with plant life, two lakes and over 1,500 species of wildlife. The park, located conveniently off Bear Valley Rd, has ample space and parking to accommodate cookouts, family reunions and overnight group camping.

Situated alongside a dry riverbed, Mojave Narrows offers year around fishing, a disc golf course, equestrian trails, a playground, climbing rocks area, splash pad and hiking trails.

Fishing

Visitors can enjoy year-round fishing for catfish and trout. There is a bait shop and fish cleaning station onsite. Trout is stocked from November to April and catfish from May to September. The lakes are stocked every Thursday.

  • Mon-Wed Daily Fishing Permit: $10.00/person, all ages.
  • Thu-Sun Daily Fishing Permit: $12.00/person, all ages

Camping

The park offers 31 tent campsites located along the shores of both Horseshoe and Pelican Lakes. There are 38 full RV hookup camp sites located near Horseshoe Lake. In addition, six  group campsites can accommodate up to 100 people, 40 tents, 40 vehicles, 20 trailers, and 5 pets.

Hiking Trails

The park offers a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail that can be used for hiking, horseback riding and nature trips.

Nature Photography

Nature enthusiasts can capture photos of wildlife common to the High Desert that include roadrunners, white-tailed antelope ground squirrels, desert cottontail rabbits, side blotched lizards, Mojave green rattlesnakes, red-shouldered hawks, desert kit foxes and bobcats.

Common plant life include willow, cottonwood, mulefat, and shrub species creosote, four winged saltbush, cheesebush, rabbitbrush, gray horsebrush and buckwheat.

Activities

San Bernardino County Regional Parks often hosts activities for the whole family to enjoy.  Throughout the month of August the Catfish Derby allows anglers the opportunity to win cash prizes for “Heaviest Catfish.” Other activities include wildlife shows and fishing lessons.

Hours of operation are Thursday to Monday 7:30 AM to 4 PM and closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Christmas day. Park admission is $8.00 per vehicle Monday – Friday and $10.00 per vehicle on Weekends and Holidays. 

The Mojave Narrows Regional Park is located at 18000 Yates Road, Victorville, CA 92392. For more information call 760-245-2226.