Salvation Mountain

Spreading love since 1986

Niland, California

Our Mission & Organization

Our Mission

The primary objective and purpose of Salvation Mountain, Inc. is to preserve and maintain the work and legacy of American Folk Artist Leonard Clark Knight.

Leonard Knight at Salvation Mountain. Photo by Ted Degener.

Our Organization

Salvation Mountain Inc. is a registered 501(c) run by dedicated volunteers, headed up by president Bob Levesque.

All donations go to preservation and maintenance of the Mountain, to continue open interaction with the public, educational/artistic programs and internships, and efforts of charity on Leonard’s behalf.

Currently, we are raising funds to buy the land Salvation Mountain is situated on. Without land ownership, the monument is at risk of being torn down to make way for industrial development.

Help us get to our goal.

$40,000 Goal: Land Purchase Fund


Support Salvation Mountain

You can help

It takes a community to help with our mission and maintain the work and legacy of Salvation Mountain. Whatever your level of interest, availability, skillset, or resources, we can use your help! 

Reach out to us to help preserve this unique landmark.


Make A Tax-deductible Donation

Every dollar we raise go directly towards the maintenance of the site.


Get Salvation Mountain Merch

Contribute to the mountain while enjoying unique gifts and merch.


Become A Volunteer Today

Join one of our painting parties or apply to become a docent.


Save Salvation Mountain

Help with the land purchase of Salvation Mountain & Slab City.

Be Mindful

Be A Respectful Visitor

Know the site rules before visiting to help preserve the mountain.

The Mountain

A History & Timeline of Salvation Mountain

"One of California's most unique and enduring landmarks"

KPCC 98.3FM, 2014

A 3-storey tall, 100-foot across monument to the love of God in the edge of Slab City. Read about the history and creation of this storied California landmark.

The Artist

Leonard Knight, a visionary artist

“He created something with no parallel of influence.”

Aaron Huey / National Geographic, 2014

Created by a dedicated man so enamored with spreading the idea that “God is Love”. Read about the visionary artist who dedicated 28 years of his life to build a mountain in the middle of the desert.