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  • Eastern Kern County Onyx Ranch SVRA
    More than 26,000 acres of scenic and challenging terrain offer recreation opportunities
    for ATVs, motorcycles, ROVs, and 4x4 vehicles.
  • Carnegie SVRA
    Known for its challenging hill climbs and single track trails, the SVRA offers a variety of recreation
    opportunities for OHV enthusiasts.
  • Clay Pit SVRA
    Located two miles west of Oroville, this 220-acre SVRA provides recreation opportunities for
    motorcycle, ATV and 4x4 recreationists.
  • Heber Dunes SVRA
    The sand dunes and dense groves of tamarisk trees that prevail throughout the SVRA offer a unique desert
    recreation experience.
  • Hollister Hills SVRA
    Divided into two unique recreation areas-the Upper Ranch and the Lower Ranch-the park provides a wide-variety
    of OHV recreation opportunities for all skill levels.
  • Hungry Valley SVRA
    OHV recreation opportunities include open areas, identified trails, tracks, play areas, special use areas,
    and a 4x4 obstacle course.
  • Oceano Dunes SVRA
    The SVRA provides a unique opportunity for visitors to participate in OHV recreation on several miles
    of beach and coastal sand dunes.
  • Ocotillo Wells SVRA
    More than 85,000 acres of Southern California desert provide a wide variety of opportunities for
    OHV recreation and exploration.
  • Prairie City SVRA
    This urban OHV Park provides recreational opportunities for motorcycles, ATVs, 4x4s, ROVs, Karts,
    and Quarter Midgets.

Mammoth Bar Off-Highway Vehicle Trails Re-opened for OHV Use

California State Parks reopened several off-highway vehicle trails at Mammoth Bar in Auburn SRA. Use of these trails is restricted to Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays during the summer season, and additionally on Fridays from October 1 through March 31 seasonally. The reopened trails include: Ranch, River Bar, Stonewall, Rocky, Castle Rock, Hillside, Squaw Flat and the 90cc Track. Non-motorized day use and river access at Auburn SRA is available seven days per week from 8 a.m. to sunset. [Read more ...] [5/15/18]

Proposed Changes to the Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program

The Off Highway Motor Vehicle Division is proposing revisions to the Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program regulations. [more info…]

The 2017/2018 Grants Cooperative Agreement Program

The public review and comment period for the 2017/18 Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program ended on April 2, 2018.

Public comments made to applicants may be viewed on the Division Website by clicking on the “Public Comments to Preliminary Applications” currently on the Grants webpage. Additionally, the public will be able to view the OHMVR Division comments to applicants by clicking on “Division Comments to Preliminary Applications” once they become available on the Grants webpage. The OHMVR Division comments will be available for viewing the week of April 16, 2018.

During the next phase of the grants cycle, applicants will finalize their application taking into consideration comments made to them by the public and the OHMVR Division.

 Important dates:

  • Application final filing date – May 7, 2018.
  • Intent to Award will be posted on the Division Website – Monday, June 4, 2018.
  • Appeal period – Thirty (30) calendar days from the Intent to Award posting on the Division Website.

USMC Johnson Valley Shared Use Area Current Status

Representatives from the Marine Corps and the Bureau of Land Management will host a Resource Management Group meeting about land use in the Shared Use Area on April 14, 2018. The purpose of the meeting is to communicate the Marine Corps’ plans to conduct a large-scale exercise August 1-30, 2018. Information concerning temporary land closures of the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area and public safety information will be discussed with attendees. All members of the public are welcome to attend.
The meeting will take place at the Lucerne Valley Community Center located at 33187 Highway 247 East, Lucerne Valley, CA 92356 from 10 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The Johnson Valley Shared Use Area will be temporarily closed to the public August 1-30, 2018 while the Marine Corps conducts military training to support a large-scale exercise. This closure period will include the time required to ensure the Shared Use Area is clear of recreation activity prior to training, and confirm the land is clear of hazards prior to reopening the land for public access. The adjacent Johnson Valley OHV Recreation Area will remain open to the public during the closure of the Shared Use Area. The Marine Corps will continue to conduct outreach to ensure the public is informed of the temporary change in land use.
If you have questions regarding the temporary closure of Johnson Valley Shared Use Area during August 1-30, 2018, call (760) 830-3737 or email [Posted 12/13/17]
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Off-Highway Vehicle Adventure Guide

CA Off-Highway Adventure Map CoverThe OHMVR Division Off-Highway Adventure Guide has been updated. For a list of OHV opportunities, please reference the new Off-Highway Vehicle Adventure guide [PDF 3.5 MB]. [10/24/13]

 State Vehicular Recreation Areas (SVRAs)
 Bureau of Land Management OHV Areas [NOTE: Links to BLM OHV Areas are unavailable at this time. Sorry for the inconvenience.] (12/2016)
 US Forest Service OHV Areas
 Local Agency OHV Areas

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