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Last Known StatusOpen
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This part of the Mojave Desert offers a good mix of mostly easy to moderate terrain, rugged mountain scenery, hundreds of miles of open space and several dry lake beds that are open to all OHVs. For expert level, low gear rock crawling trails and hill climbs stage across from Means Dry Lake.

During the month of February for nine consecutive days Johnson Valley becomes home to the "King of the Hammers", a 165-mile race that attracts up to 60,000 spectators. This is also the largest offroad race in the country and is broadcasted live. More than 400 teams participate and the event is open to ATVs, dirt bikes, Side by Sides and trucks.

Besides the handful of Joshua trees and occasional scrub brush, vegetation is sparse, so expect hot, dry and sometimes windy conditions.

Camping is free but there are no services. Cross-county travel is permitted, but steer clear of the desert tortoise, a threatened and highly protected species.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityLucerne Valley, CA
AddressCamp Rock Road, Lucerne Valley, CA 92356
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From: Barstow, CA
1) Take I-15 S to exit 150
2) Turn left (east) off the exit ramp onto CA-18, continue about 30 miles
3) Turn left (north) onto Camp Rock Road, continue 4 miles
4) Veer right to stay on Camp Rock Road, continue about 3 miles toward staging areas.
AREA TYPE
AreaMotorized Trails, mountains, rolling hill and dry lake bed
LandBLM

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesCA OHMVR stickers required
Dates OpenYear-RoundCA OHMVR red sticker vehicles permitted from 9/1 to 5/31
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedYesResidents of any state not listed must purchase a Nonresident OHV Use Permit. (AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, IA, ID, IN, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, TX, UT, VT, WA, WI, WY)
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust 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 Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermittedCA 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
2 Cycle EnginesCertain TimesCA OHMVR restrictions apply
MX Helmets RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingNo Restriction(camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areasrecommended use of established pits only
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingPermitted
AlcoholNo RestrictionCA open container laws apply
Rule Enforcement
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

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

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