• 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

The Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Commission will meet on February 27, 2020 in Sacramento, California at the Four Points by Sheraton Sacramento International Airport.

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The California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR Division) announces its Intent to Award for the 2018/2019 Grants and Cooperative Agreements grants cycle. Click here for more info

2019 Grants Rulemaking Package

The Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division’s proposed modifications to the Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program Regulations and Documents Incorporated by Reference were approved by the Office of Administrative Law and filed with the Secretary of State on December 14, 2018. The approved modifications will go into effect on January 1, 2019 and can be found on our regulations page.

Announcement Regarding Land Use in the Johnson Valley Area

United States MarineCorps

Internet: http://www.29palms.marines.mil/
Government and External Affairs Office                                                                                                  For more information:
P.O. Box 788105                                                                                                                                            Phone: (760) 830-3737  

Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, CA 92278  


PRESS RELEASE#19-006                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  April 8, 2019


The Marine Corps plans to close the Johnson Valley Shared Use to the public in order to conduct military training during the following time periods:

  • • 30 April-11 May 2020
  • • 30 October-09 November 2020
  • • 30 April-10 May 2021
  • • 29 October-08 November 2021

The closure period will include the necessary time required to complete pre and post inspections of the land with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

The adjacent Johnson Valley OHV Recreation Area, managed by the BLM, will remain open to the public for recreation purposes during the closure of the Shared Use Area. Off-road enthusiasts can also enjoy the nearby Stoddard Valley OHV Open Area.

The Marine Corps will continue to implement robust outreach to ensure proper notification when the Shared Use Area is reopened for public access. For additional information, including a map of the area, 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.   

Press Release

[Posted 4/9/2019]



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]

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]

 State Vehicular Recreation Areas (SVRAs)
 Bureau of Land Management OHV Areas
 US Forest Service OHV Areas
 Local Agency OHV Areas

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