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Johnson Valley OHV

Friday, November 18, 2016

Alt Names

Camp Rock Rd, Anderson Dry Lake, Lucerne Valley, Hatvelle Hills, Melville Dry Lake, Camp Rock Road, Johnson Valley OHV Recreation Area, Hartwell Hills, Mojave Desert

Last Known StatusOpen

This is a large open area with easy to moderate terrain, few regulations and mountain scenery. There are a few joshua trees in the area and a dry lake bed.

Cross-county travel is permitted, but steer clear of the desert tortoise, a threatened and highly protected species. Conditions are hot, dry, and sometimes windy, with no shade.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityLucerne Valley, CA
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From: Barstow, CA
1) Take I-15 S to Hwy 18 East
2) Take I-15 East 15 miles to Camp Rock Road
3) Left on Camp Rock
4) Veer right, following Camp Rock
5) Straight ahead to entrance on right.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail, mountains, rolling hill and dry lake bed
LandBLM

RATINGS

Proswide open spaces, large, few regulations
Consno services, easy & moderate terrain, dry and windy & hot
Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Square Miles294
Miles Of Trail1000
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation2300 to 4600 ft.
Trail MaintenanceNot Marked, Not Rated, Not Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has some sandy areas.Some
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has mostly dust on typical days.Mostly
RocksThis trail has mostly rocks.Mostly
TreesThe trail has no trees.None
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis BLM land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis BLM land has some single track trails.Some
RoadsThis BLM land has few roads.Few
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe BLM land has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
ShadeThis BLM land has no shaded areas.None
Ranges/GunfireThis BLM land has some shooting ranges or gunfire.Some
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
beware mine shafts & unexplored ordinances
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesCA OHMVR stickers required
Dates OpenYear-RoundCA OHMVR red sticker vehicles permitted from 9/1 to 5/31
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)CA OHMVR noise limits apply (1985/older limit 101 dB, 1986/newer limit 96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
PermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
Certain TimesCA OHMVR restrictions apply
Helmets RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingNo Restriction(camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areasrecommended use of established pits only
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryPermitted
AlcoholNo RestrictionCA open container laws apply
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsSome AreasShotgun shooting permitted; pistol/rifle shooting is prohibited.
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.
CommentEastern boundary is Twenty Nine Palms Marine Air Guard Combat Center - No Trespassing.

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
Camping(None)

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (W)hospital
St. Mary Medical Center (760) 242-2311
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (SW)76 (760) 248-7998
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (SW)76 (760) 248-7998
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (SW)Mojave Narrows Campground (760) 245-2226
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (SW)Mojave Narrows Campground (760) 245-2226
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (SW)Mojave Narrows Campground (760) 245-2226
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (SW)76 (760) 248-7998
Swimming Swim AreaLucerne Valley, CA
Body of Water Water Body5-20 Miles (SW)Big Bear Lake
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (SW)Big Bear Lake

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoBLM - Barstow Field Office
2601 Barstow Road
Barstow, CA 92311
(760) 252-6000
www.blm.gov

RECENT COMMENTS & REVIEWS

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Johnson Valley OHV Trail

Miles and miles of open space.

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Scenery at Johnson Valley OHV Trail

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OHV at Johnson Valley OHV Trail

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OHV at Johnson Valley OHV Trail

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Scenery at Johnson Valley OHV Trail

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Scenery at Johnson Valley OHV Trail

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Some terrain at Johnson Valley OHV Trail

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Example of terrain at Johnson Valley OHV Trail

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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Johnson Valley OHV Trail

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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Johnson Valley OHV Trail

Main entrance.

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Example of terrain at Johnson Valley OHV Trail

The trails here are hard packed and very dusty.

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Example of terrain at Johnson Valley OHV Trail

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OHV at Johnson Valley OHV Trail

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OHV at Johnson Valley OHV Trail

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Honda CRF Trail Bike at Johnson Valley OHV Trail

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OHV at Johnson Valley OHV Trail

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