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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.

For Immediate Release: 8/10/2018

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UPDATE- Aug. 10, 2018 Wildfire Impacts on California's State Parks



Gloria Sandoval

Deputy Director of Public Affairs  


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California State Parks advises outdoor enthusiasts to plan carefully their next outdoor adventure in areas near wildfires. Some parks are closed, while others around the north Sacramento Valley and Sierra north of Calaveras County are impacted by smoke. Visitors with health issues or smoke sensitivity may want to reconsider visiting parks until the air quality improves. To ensure safety, the public is prohibited from entering closed areas.

Below is a list of parks currently impacted by California’s wildfires:

Carr Fire

Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park - Closed, Not on Fire

  • Park closed due to power outages and a road closure at the Trinity and Shasta county lines.
  • No immediate threat to the park by the fire.

Shasta State Historic Park – Closed, Was on Fire

  • Park remains closed until further notice.
  • Fire destroyed a 1920s schoolhouse and damaged the brewery and cemetery.
  • Artifacts were removed from the park and transferred to a secure location.     

Hat Fire

McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park and Ajuhmawai Springs State Parks

  • Both parks are open but affected by smoke.
  • Highway 299 between Burney and Fall River Mills is closed.

River Fire (Mendocino Complex)

Anderson Marsh State Historic Park – Closed, Not on Fire

  • Park will remain closed until further notice.

Clear Lake State Park – Reopening, Not on Fire

  • Day-use areas have reopened.
  • Reservations for camping and cabins will resume beginning Monday, August 13.


For the latest fire conditions and evacuations, please visit CAL FIRE’s website at                        

Updates on air quality can be found online at

California State Parks encourages all visitors to enjoy state parks safely and responsibly, and help reduce wildfires. For campfire safety and campfire permits in California’s state parks, visit the department’s blog.

Subscribe to California State Parks News via e-mail at

California State Parks provides for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high quality outdoor recreation.

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…]

Announcement Regarding Land Use in the Johnson Valley Area

The Johnson Valley Shared Use Area will remain open to the public August 1-30, 2018, and will not be used for military training during that time period. The closure of the Shared Use Area for military use was determined to be unnecessary after the Marine Corps revised the scope of training to be conducted in August 2018. Training in August 2018 will only be conducted within the Exclusive Military Use Area, within the base boundaries.

In addition, the Marine Corps plans to use the Shared Use Area for military training will be August 1-30, 2019; honoring the commitment to provide a minimum of 12 months advance notice to the public of military training in the Shared Use Area. The Marine Corps will continue to implement robust public outreach to ensure the public is informed of the temporary change in land use.

The Marine Corps will continue to implement robust public outreach to ensure the public is informed of the temporary change in land use. If you have questions call (760) 830-3737 or email

Press Release #18-009 

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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