Salvation Mountain

Spreading love since 1986

Niland, California

Visit Salvation Mountain

Salvation Mountain Site Rules


Our Salvation Mountain volunteers work hard to maintain the site to keep it accessible for everyone to visit. Please be respectful of the artwork and other guests during your visit.

Visiting is free, but any donation you can contribute greatly help in the preservation process, to keep the mountain free and open for years to come.

  • No alcohol or drugs on the site
  • Speed limit 5mph
  • Keep pets on a leash and clean up after them
  • No camping on any part of the mountain
  • Please recycle and use the proper containers
  • Only give donations to the donation box or send it electronically
  • Do not hand cash to anyone at the site

Getting Here


603 Beal Rd
Niland, CA 92257
(760) 624-8754


From dawn until dusk, 365 days a year



Parking around the Mountain is allowed. Please stay in marked areas and respect any painted or display areas by at least 10 feet. You can park outside the site anywhere you feel it is safe for you to do so.


Camping is allowed, just not on or inside the mountain area. Slab City is a free place, so you’re welcome to find a spot, just be sure to respect others and anything that looks like a camp site! 

We have recommended some areas directly around the mountain on the site map. You may ask the site manager for a recommendation. Immediately across the mountain is also a free place to camp.

Guided Tours

Guided tours can be arranged with advance notice. Email to make arrangements.

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.