UPDATE (May 22, 2020): As access to the State Park System increases, State Parks advises Californians to recreate responsibly. Plan ahead, stay close to home, continue to practice physical distancing, avoid congregating with others outside of your immediate household and abide by the new COVID-19 visitor guidelines to limit the risk of exposure to the virus in the outdoors. Your actions save lives. Learn more at parks.ca.gov/FlattenTheCurve.
  • 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.

 

Effective Monday March 30, 2020, the OHMVR offices will be closed to public access. This closure is being implemented in an effort to protect public health and safety as the state responds to the COVID-19 pandemic.

All business with the OHMVR Division will be conducted by phone or electronically whenever possible. If you are unable to conduct your business remotely, require a special accommodation, or have a physical limitation that requires you to conduct business in person, please call our reception desk at the number below and make an appointment prior to coming in to the office.

If you are looking to purchase passes, State Parks OHV passes may be purchased online on the Annual & Special Pass page.

For further information or if you have any other questions, please contact us by phone at (916) 324-4442 or by email at ohvinfo.ohv@parks.ca.gov


Thank you for your understanding.

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…]

2020 Commission Meetings Update

Due to the evolving situation with the COVID-19 outbreak, the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Commission tour and meeting scheduled for April 30, 2020 and May 1, 2020 is postponed. Once a decision has been made to reschedule the meeting or move the entire meeting to the August 2020 tour and meeting, an email will be sent out and the OHV website will be updated with the information. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Vicki Perez at Vicki.Perez@parks.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 324-5801.

2019/2020 GRANTS AND COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS PROGRAM

Preliminary Applications for the 2019/20 Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program will be made available for public review and comment starting on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Click here for more info

Latest Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Information Bulletin

Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Information Bulletin, 20-1, regarding properly registered, street-legal, out-of-state vehicles may be downloaded from the Laws/Safety Page.

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Announcement Regarding Land Use in the Johnson Valley Area

UPCOMING TRAINING IN JOHNSON VALLEY SHARED USE AREA CANCELLED; SHARED USE AREA TO REMAIN OPEN

MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. –The Marine Corps has cancelled training in the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area previously scheduled for April 30, 2020 through May 11, 2020. The Shared Use Area will remain open to the public during this period.

The Combat Center is a live-fire training installation, conducting critical training year-round. When recreating near the installation, the public must always be safe and respect base boundaries. Individuals have a personal and legal responsibility to be aware of their location and avoid trespassing.

Upcoming Shared Use Area temporary closures scheduled for 2020 and 2021:

  • October 30–November 09, 2020
  • April 30–May 10, 2021
  • October 29–November 08, 2021

ANNUAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT GROUP MEETING

The Marine Corps and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) invite members of the public to attend the annual Resource Management Group meeting on Saturday June 20, 2020. Representatives from both organizations will be available to provide information, answer questions, and discuss upcoming military training in Johnson Valley. Members of the public are encouraged to participate.

The meeting will take place from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at:

Yucca Valley Community Center
57090 29 Palms Highway
Yucca Valley, CA 92284

For additional information, please visit: http://www.29palms.marines.mil/johnsonvalley/ or contact the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Resource Management Group at 760-830-3737 or SMBPLMSJOHNSONVALLEY@usmc.mil.

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[Posted 4/2/2020]

 


 

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]