Rock Spring aka Camp Rock is located in the Mojave National Preserve, which is administered by the National Park Service. The preserve was created in 1994 and is approximately 1.6 million acres or over 2,400 square miles making it the third largest park system in the contiguous United States.
The Mojave Preserve plays host to beautiful desert vistas, mesas, sand dunes, archaeological sites, and historical ranching and mining.
Rock Spring aka Camp Rock was home to both the Mojave and Chemehuevi and much later the US military. The military was there from 1866 to 1868, and was called Camp Rock Spring. The National Park Service maintains the area along with the “Rock House” built by Burt Smith in 1929.