Nipton California Gateway to the Mojave Desert

Books - Information - Supplies

Located in a 1940s roadside general store building, the Nipton Trading Post serves as a reception place for guests of Nipton and for visitors to Mojave National Preserve. It is also your source for unique gifts, Native American jewelry and one-of-a-kind pieces.

The Trading Post has books, maps, history and general information on this vast and unique desert area

Convenience goods are sold including groceries, sandwiches, pre-packaged snacks, chips, cold beer, bottled water, sodas, ice and a range of supplies important to desert visitation and travel. All California Lotto games are sold, as well as Megamillions and Powerball..

A 24-hour Laundromat and a 24-hour water draw are to found at the Nipton Trading Post. Store hours are 8AM to 6PM every day.  The Nipton Trading Post is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

For reservations at Hotel Nipton or Nippeno Camp and Conference Center, call (760) 856-2335 between 8AM and 6PM or e-mail us at