• Eastern Kern County Onyx Ranch SVRA

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Prairie City SVRA

    This urban OHV Park provides recreational opportunities for motorcycles, ATVs, 4x4s, ROVs, Karts, and Quarter Midgets.

Our Mission

The Mission of the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division is to provide leadership statewide in the area of off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation; to acquire, develop, and operate state-owned vehicular recreation areas; and to otherwise provide for a statewide system of managed OHV recreational opportunities through funding to other public agencies. The OHMVR Division works to ensure quality recreational opportunities remain available for future generations by providing for education, conservation, and enforcement efforts that balance OHV recreation impacts with programs that conserve and protect cultural and natural resources.


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Visit one of our SVRAs

Ride your ATV, 4x4 or dune buggy on a wide variety of terrain and trails available at nine designated state vehicular recreation areas (SVRAs). Some SVRAs feature camping, swimming and other recreational opportunities.

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Learn about our Grants Program

OHMVR Division’s Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program has provided hundreds of millions of dollars in financial assistance for well-managed off-highway vehicle recreation to cities, counties, districts, federal and state agencies, educational institutions, federally or state-recognized Native American Tribes, Certified Community Conservation Corps and nonprofit entities.

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OHMVR Commission

Our Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Commission meets quarterly to review plans for new and expanded recreation areas and welcomes public comments about the program.

Off-Highway Vehicle Access Project

The Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Access Project is a state initiative lead by the California Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks) Strategic Planning and Recreation Services Division, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division, and OHMVR Commission to identify new opportunities for additional OHV facilities in California as mandated by Senate Bill 155 (SB 155).

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Support the protection of our resources

The OHMVR Division plays an important role in protecting diverse natural and cultural resources throughout California. Click here to learn about the division’s numerous resource management projects.


Know before you go

Prior to leaving for your outdoor destination, learn how to recreate safely and responsibly. Read up on the rules of the riding, take a training course and find out about the proper equipment.

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OHV Adventure Guide
Off-Highway Vehicle Adventure Guide

The OHV Adventure Guide has been updated. Click here to view the list of OHV opportunities.

We are testing out an online version of the OHV Adventure Map. Try it out and let us know what you think. Send comments and suggestions about the map to ohvaccessproject@parks.ca.gov.

State Vehicular Recreation Areas (SVRAs)

Bureau of Land Management OHV Areas

US Forest Service OHV Areas

Local Agency OHV Areas