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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.

OHMVR Commission Meeting Scheduled

The OHMVR Commission will conduct a tour on March 1, 2018, and hold a meeting on March 2, 2018 according to the following schedule.

The tour will meet at the Imperial Palms Hotel & Resort at Barbara Worth, 2050 Country Club Drive, Holtville, California at 8:30 a.m. and will last approximately 7 to 8 hours. The meeting will be held at the Imperial Palms Hotel & Resort at Barbara Worth, 2050 Country Club Drive, Holtville, California beginning at 8:30 a.m. until adjournment.

Watch the live webcast of the March 2, 2018, Commission meeting at  [More info ...] [02/15/18]

Meetings Regarding Proposed Changes to the Current Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program Regulations

We are excited to announce that the Division is working through the State’s Administrative Procedures Act, administered by the Office of Administrative Law, on proposed changes to the current Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program regulations. The Division is looking to implement the changes to the regulations starting with the 2019 grant cycle.  We would like to invite the public and stakeholders to these meetings in order to obtain feedback on the proposed changes.  [Read more ...] [1/28/18]

OHMVR Program Information Bulletins

OHMVR Program Information Bulletins have been created to provide the public with information about the different areas of the Program. The bulletins are available on the Publications / Reports web page.

Red Sticker Riding Season Nonresident Compliance

Non-California residents must now comply with the California Air Resources Board Red Sticker riding season requirements. An Off-Highway Vehicle Information Bulletin explains the background behind the change. See the OHV Registration Section (Nonresident OHV Use Permit web page) for more information and to download a copy of the bulletin. [More info...] [2/23/17]

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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