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Mojave Preserve
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Devil's Playground

Devil's Playground, Mojave Preserve, East Mojave Desert

In the desert ocean there is a sea of sand that lies at the southern end of the greater Death Valley depression known as the Devil's Playground.

Typical of desert regions, the terrain consists of low-lying areas separated by steep-sloped mountains. Sand dunes cover much of the Playground area.

The sparse vegetation in the Playground is predominantly creosote bush desert scrub, desert wash scrub, and plants associated with sand dunes that survive in the desert climate with precipitation of only 3-5 inches annually.

Wildlife is typical for the Mojave Desert and includes the usual characters; a small band of bighorn sheep, coyote, jackrabbits, rats, roadrunners, rattlesnakes, and lizards.

The major Playground landforms were formed or were reformed during the Holocene, particularly in the past ~4,000 years.

Silurian Valley - Devilís Playground

... the Mojave River enters it on the south, and the Devilís Playground just southeast of Silurian Valley and up Kelso Wash ...

Geology of Mojave Preserve

The principal valleys within the Preserve include Ivanpah Valley, Kelso/Cedar Wash, Lanfair Valley, Devils Playground, Piute Valley and the northern area of ...

Kelso Dunes

Few people realize however, that these magnificent dunes form only a small part of a much larger sand transport system that includes the Devil's Playground.

Soda Lake

Silurian Valley - Devil's Playground ... the Mojave River enters it on the south, and the Devil's Playground just southeast of Silurian Valley and up Kelso Wash .

Camp Marl Springs

Devil's Playground was the nickname pinned on a 17-mile stretch of drifting sand that had neither tracks to follow nor water to drink. Especially for the eastbound ...

History of the Eastern Mojave

Carleton's troops built a small fort at Camp Cady, and roamed all over the western portion of the present-day Preserve - through Devil's Playground, around the ...

Sink of the Mojave


Kelso Dunes

Dust storm on Soda Lake in the Mojave Preserve in the Mojave Desert
Soda Lake


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