Tehachapi District Office

Red Rock Canyon State Park: Nightmare Gulch Temporary Closure

Nightmare Gulch Posted Order
This temporary closure is due to public safety and natural resource issues. For additional information, please email Sector Superintendent Rick Reisenhofer. Thank you for your cooperation.

Welcome to the Tehachapi District Office

The Tehachapi District Office is the administrative center for the eleven parks of the Tehachapi District:

Antelope Valley Indian Museum image

Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic Park




Poppy Reserve Image

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve




Arthur B. Ripley Desert Woodland image

Arthur B. Ripley Desert Woodland State Park




Colonal Allensworth image

Colonal Allensworth State Historic Park




Fort Tejon image

Fort Tejon State Historic Park




Mitchell Caverns Natural Preserve

Providence Mountains State Recreation Area

(Mitchell Caverns State Preserve)




Red Rock Canyon State Park

Red Rock Canyon State Park




Saddleback Butte State Park

Saddleback Butte State Park




Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area

Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area



Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park

Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park




Tule Elk State Reserve

Tule Elk State Reserve




The office also features an educational store with a wide variety of desert-themed apparel, books, toys, and educational gift items highlighting the local natural and cultural history. Proceeds benefit the Poppy Reserve/Mojave Desert Interpretive Association, a non-profit organization that funds educational projects and supports the volunteer program for several local State Parks.

Brochures, maps, educational displays, and other information about the recreational opportunities found in and around the Antelope Valley are also available for the public.  The staff members are very knowledgeable about the local community and are an excellent information resource, with first-hand experience at the parks and other attractions of the area.

The office is located in the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve west of Lancaster.  From Hwy 14, take the Avenue I exit, and go west for 13 miles. Avenue I becomes Lancaster Road, and the Reserve entrance is on the right. The Tehachapi District Office is halfway up the park entrance road, on the right. The office is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

15101 Lancaster Road
Lancaster CA 93536
(661) 724-1206
Tehachapi.District@parks.ca.gov