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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.

Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program 2018/2019 Workshops

Hello from the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division!

It is time to prepare for the 2018/2019 Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program (Grants Program) grant cycle.  The workshops, with a fresh and new look, are scheduled the week of January 7, 2019. They are designed to get you ready, prepared, and informed for the upcoming OHV grants cycle. [Read More...]

Superintendent Order - Onyx Ranch SVRA

 Onyx Ranch SVRA Posted Order Fire Closure [Download Superintendent Order](6/2018)

Announcement Regarding Land Use in the Johnson Valley Area


The Marine Corps plans to utilize the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area for military training August 1-30, 2019. The closure period will include the time required to ensure the area is clear of recreation activity prior to training and to confirm the land is clear of hazards prior to reopening for public access.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) states that over 43,000 acres within the adjacent Johnson Valley OHV Recreation Area will remain open to the public during the closure of the Shared Use Area and off-road enthusiasts can also enjoy the nearby Stoddard Valley OHV Open Area.

The Marine Corps will continue to implement robust public outreach to ensure the public is immediately informed of the land return to BLM after training has concluded.

For additional information, including a map of the area, please visit:

or contact the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at 760-830-3737 or

The 2017/2018 Grants Cooperative Agreement Program

The California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR Division) announces its Final Awards for the 2017/2018 Grants and Cooperative Agreements grants cycle [more info...].


[Posted 7/5/2018]

2019 Grants Rulemaking Package

The Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division is proposing modifications to the Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program Regulations and Documents Incorporated by Reference. [more info…]


[Posted 6/26/2018]

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…]

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]

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