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Juniper Dunes Area

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Alt Names Juniper Dunes
Last Known Status Open
DESCRIPTION

Open year-round, this area consists of dunes and several trails that wind through sagebrush and juniper trees. Primitive camping is permitted and there are no services but there are plans to add BBQ grills, trashcans, shelters and picnic tables in the future. Whip flags are required and a permit must be filled out before arrival, which can be obtained by contacting the Spokane BLM office. The first two miles of Peterson Road is located on private property and permission must be obtained from the local landowners.

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LOCATION
Nearest City Pasco, WA
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From: Pasco, WA
1) Take US-12 to exit for Pasco-Kahlotus Road
2) Turn east on Pasco-Kahlotus Road, continue 5.8 miles
3) Turn left (north) on Peterson Road, continue about 2.5 miles toward the dune area.
TYPE OF AREA
Area Trail, Dunes
Land BLM
QUALITY
Rating Rating    Good    
Recommended Stay Full Day
TERRAIN
Square Miles 30
Climate Type Desert
Elevation 850 to 1000 ft.
Trail Maintenance Unknown
Loose Dirt This OHV area has no loose dirt.None
Hard Pack The OHV area has no hard pack terrain.None
Sand This OHV area has almost all sandy areas.All paddle or sand tire recommended for best experience
Mud The OHV area has no mud after it rains.None
Dust The OHV area has no dust on typical days.None
Rocks This OHV area has no rocks.None
Trees The OHV area has no trees.None
Steep Hills This OHV area has some steep hills.Some
Water Crossings The OHV area has no water crossings.None
Small Jumps This OHV area has some small jumps.Some
Large Jumps This OHV area has some large jumps.Some
Berms The OHV area has some berms.Some
Single Track This BLM land has no single track trails.None
Roads This BLM land has no roads.None
Shade This BLM land has no shaded areas.None
Hazards This OHV area has few hazards.Few (hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain Novice This OHV area has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain Amateur This OHV area has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain Expert This OHV area has little expert terrain.Little
REGULATIONS
Permit Required Yes BLM Permit
Dates Open Year-Round
Spark Arrestor Yes A spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit Yes (105 dB)
Whip Flags Yes (96 inches) Safety Flags Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles Permitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVs Permitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXS Permitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4s / Jeeps (registered) Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Permitted
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Bicycles No Restriction Not Recommended
Hiking No Restriction
Horseback No Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping No Restriction (camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night Riding Unknown Not Recommended
Emergency / Law Enforcement Some Dedicated Rangers/Officers
Armed Officers
Insurance *Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all visitors get insurance for their ATV, UTV or motorcycle before visiting any of the locations shown on this website.
FEES
Parking ($0.00)
Entry No ($0.00)
Riding No ($0.00)
Camping No ($0.00)
KEY SERVICES
First Aid First Aid 5-20 Miles (SW) Lourdes Medical Center (509) 547-7704
Gasoline Gasoline 5-20 Miles (SW) Chevron (509) 545-6587
Diesel Diesel 5-20 Miles (SW) Chevron (509) 545-6587
Potable Water Water 5-20 Miles (SE) Charbonneau Park (509) 547-2048
RV Hookups RV Hookup 5-20 Miles (SE) Charbonneau Park (509) 547-2048
RV Dump Station RV Disposal 5-20 Miles (SE) Charbonneau Park (509) 547-2048
Primitive Camping Campground 5-20 Miles (SE) Charbonneau Park (509) 547-2048
Convenience Store Conv Store 5-20 Miles (SW) 7-11 (509) 545-8813
Swimming Swim Area 5-20 Miles (SE) Charbonneau Park (509) 547-2048
Body of Water Water Body 5-20 Miles (S) Snake River
Boating Launch Boat Ramp 5-20 Miles (SW) Sacajawea State Park (506) 545-2361
CONTACTS
Contact Info BLM - Spokane District
1103 N. Fancher
Spokane, WA 99212
(509) 536-1200
www.blm.gov
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