Update (Dec. 4, 2020): California has issued a Regional Stay at Home Order to stop the surge of COVID-19 cases and prevent a strain on the health care system. While the order includes the closure of campground sites in impacted regions, the state also recognizes that mental health is physical health. As such, day use outdoor areas of park units currently open to the public will remain open. Members of the same household are encouraged to stay local and recreate responsibly in the outdoors. Please visit www.parks.ca.gov/FlattenTheCurve to view our COVID-19 guidelines and information on how we are implementing the closure of campground sites.
  • 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.

Update Dec. 9, 2020:
Please note that public offices for the California Department of Parks and Recreation are temporarily closed until further notice in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, in order to provide the public with continuity of service while protecting both you and our employees, our department remains virtually open for business, and you can contact staff by phone or email. The department is also accepting regular mail. Contact information for our divisions can be found online at www.parks.ca.gov/ContactUs.

In addition to the regular means required by the regulations or statute, please make sure that you also send a copy of all correspondence or other documents electronically, to the email for the relevant commission and/or staff person. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all work through this public health crisis.

Below are some helpful links:
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all work through this public health crisis.

2019/2020 GRANTS AND COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS PROGRAM – FINAL AWARDS

Visit the Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program page for more information.

2019/2020 GRANTS AND COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS PROGRAM

The California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR Division) announces its Intent to Award for the 2019/2020 Grants and Cooperative Agreements grants cycle.

2021 (G21) Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program Regulations

The Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program regulations have been amended. [more info…]

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

In the interest of public health and safety, the Marine Corps and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have cancelled the annual Resource Management Group (RMG) meeting scheduled on June 20, 2020. The RMG will reschedule the meeting for a later date or alternative format that complies with local public health guidance on gatherings and meetings intended to prevent and/or slow the rate of COVID-19 transmission.
For questions or comments on military training in Johnson Valley, or to request updates, please email SMBPLMSJOHNSONVALLEY@usmc.mil.

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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]