OHV Announcements

Important Announcement

2023 (G23) Final Awards

The California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR Division) has completed the appeal period and has now posted the G23 Final Award on the OHMVR Division’s website. To view the Final Award and for more information on the next steps, please visit the G23 Final Award page. If you have any questions, please contact the OHMVR Division at ohv.grants@parks.ca.gov. Please include your full name and telephone number (with area code).

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

The California Department of Parks and Recreation Department, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR)is proposing to amend the Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program Regulations and documents incorporated by reference. 

Any interested person, or his or her authorized representative, may submit written comments relative to the proposed rulemaking. The written comment period ends on July 10, 2023. The Department will consider only written comments received at the Department’s office by that time. 

Written comments may be sent by email or mail. Emailed comments can be sent to OHV.Grants@parks.ca.gov or link to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking above for information on mailing comments. 

Additionally, the Department has scheduled a telephonic public hearing on the proposed rulemaking. The hearing will be held on July 10, 2023 and can be accessed through the conference line number below. The meeting will commence at 2:00 p.m. 

Phone Number: 916 409 6039

Password: 786 198 766#

Off-Highway Vehicle Access Project

Save the Date for the Visioning Workshop on 9/29/2023 @ Pomona, CA

Save the Date!

Visioning Workshop

 Date: Friday, September 29, 2023

Location: Pomona, CA


Public Notice of Intent To use Environmental Assessment (EA)/Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) 

Public Notice of Intent To use Environmental Assessment (EA)/Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) in lieu of a Negative Declaration for the Tahoe National Forest, Robinson Flat to China Wall Connector Trail Project:

Notice of Intent _Robinson Flat Connector Trail

Notice of Completion_Robinson Flat Connector Trail

CEQA FONSI_Robinson Flat Connector Trail 

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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Draft General Plan and Final Environmental Impact Report

State Parks announces the release of the Red Rock Canyon State Park Draft General Plan and Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR). Following the public review of the Preliminary General Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) from October 17, through December 16, 2022, California State Parks (CSP) staff made minor changes to the Preliminary General Plan in response to comments received. In addition, the planning team prepared a Final EIR (FEIR) in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), including copies of all comments received, and responses to these comments.

There will be a State Park and Recreation Commission meeting on Friday, March 3, to consider adopting the Red Rock Canyon State Park General Plan and EIR prior to approval. The meeting will be held at Lancaster City Hall, 44933 Fern Avenue, Lancaster, CA 93534, and virtually on CAL-SPAN starting at 9:00 a.m.

To download the documents, visit Red Rock Canyon State Park General Plan Project website using the link below.

Red Rock Canyon State Park General Plan Project

The 2023 (G23) preliminary Applications public review and comment period has begun.

 We are now in the public comment period. The Division’s On-Line Grants Application (OLGA) database allows the public to view preliminary Applications in a centralized location and to provide public comments. To view the G23 preliminary Applications and to provide public comments, click review preliminary Applications. Please visit the Grants Opportunities Page for more information and important dates. For questions regarding the G23 public comment period, contact us at OHV.Grants@parks.ca.gov

Land Use in the Johnson Valley Area

Johnson Valley Closure Update



The Marine Corps has released new temporary closure dates for the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area in 2024. The area will be temporarily closed to the public February 15th through the 27th, 2024. while the Marine Corps conducts critical military training.

All upcoming closures of the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area are listed below:

  • August 18 through August 28, 2023.
  • February 15 through February 27, 2024

Closure periods include the time required to ensure the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area is clear of recreation activity prior to military training and to confirm the land is safe for public access before reopening. The adjacent Johnson Valley OHV Recreation Area is unaffected by closures to the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area and remains open to the public for recreation and off-roading. Recreationists are also encouraged to explore other nearby off-roading areas including Stoddard Valley OHV Area and Ocotillo Wells State Vehicle Recreation Area when the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area is closed.

Training is conducted at the Combat Center year-round, including ranges acquired through the land expansion bordering the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area. Please be aware and respect base boundaries when recreating near the installation. Individuals have a personal and legal responsibility to avoid trespassing.

For additional information, including a map of the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area and adjacent Combat Center boundaries, please visit: www.29palms.marines.mil/johnsonvalley/ or email the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at SMBPLMSJOHNSONVALLEY@usmc.mil.