Update (Aug. 26, 2020): A number of state parks and beaches are impacted from the numerous wildfires burning across California. For the latest updates on park closures, please visit www.parks.ca.gov/incidents. State Parks continues to work with local officials on a phased and regionally driven approach to increase access at park units where compliance with state and local public health ordinances can be achieved during COVID-19. Visit www.parks.ca.gov/FlattenTheCurve to find out how the department has increased access across the state park system and what remains closed. Thanks for your partnership as we collectively enable responsible recreation that protects the health of visitors and the dedicated parks staff.
  • 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 July 6, 2020: The OHMVR Division Headquarters is currently open to public access. New health and safety protocols are in place, including the use of face coverings in the office, in order to effectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Requirements are posted at the entrance of the OHMVR Division office.

It is preferred to call ahead of time if you wish to do business in person as some of our staff may be telecommuting. We encourage you to do business by phone or electronically whenever possible.

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.

September 24 Unscheduled Commission Meeting (Virtual)

The Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Commission will hold a virtual unscheduled meeting on Friday September 24, 2020. 

As a result of the COVID-19 emergency and the Governor's Executive Orders N-29-20 and N-33-20, this Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Commission meeting will occur virtually through video and teleconference. There will not be a physical place where the public can go in-person to make public comments. The OHMVR Commission is conducting the meeting virtually to avoid public gathering and protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The OHMVR Commission will be using the video conferencing service, Zoom, to host the meeting and allow for remote public participation. Please download the Virtual Meeting Procedures for more information.

Additional information is available on the OHMVR Commission Meetings web page.

Final SB 249 OHV Stakeholder Report

The Department of Parks and Recreation convened a stakeholder process to develop recommendations to create a more diverse Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Commission. The Final Report to the Legislature has been posted on the Publications / Reports webpage.

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.

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…]

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]