Providence Mountains State Recreation Area

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Providence Mountains State Recreation Area

Location:In the eastern Mojave Desert off of Interstate 40, 16 miles northwest of the Essex Road exit.
Facilities:6 primitive family campsites, hiking trails, self-guided nature trails, picnic areas, restrooms, visitor center, exhibits (é).
Activities:Camping, hiking, guided tours.
Special Features:Park is located on the east side of the Providence Mountain range, with dramatic views of the surrounding Mojave Desert. Features include Mitchell Caverns, the only limestone caverns in California's state park system; and the Mary Beale Nature Trail, offering a self-guided walk through the desert.
Address:c/o Inland Empire District Office
17801 Lake Perris Dr
Perris, CA 92571

Size: 5,890 acres. Elevation: 4,300 feet.

See other parks in California.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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Part of the historic complex of the Providence Mountains State Recreation Area in the Mojave Desert of California, this hogan was constructed by Jack Mitchell in the 1940s.
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