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Juniper Dunes Area

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Alt Names

Juniper Dunes

Last Known StatusOpen

Open year-round, this large area offers 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 vault toilets and possibly a dumpster. There is a possibility that a staging area with a sand and gravel road may be added to Smith Canyon sometime during spring or fall 2018.

Vistors should be aware that 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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Nearest CityPasco, 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.


AreaTrail, Dunes


Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)


Approx Size19,000 acres (30 sq mi)
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation850 to 1000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceUnknown
Loose DirtThis OHV area has no loose dirt.None
Hard PackThe OHV area has no hard pack terrain.None
SandThis OHV area has almost all sandy areas.Allpaddle or sand tire recommended for best experience
MudThe OHV area has no mud after it rains.None
DustThe OHV area has no dust on typical days.None
RocksThis OHV area has no rocks.None
TreesThe OHV area has no trees.None
Steep HillsThis OHV area has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe OHV area has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis OHV area has some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis OHV area has some large jumps.Some
BermsThe OHV area has some berms.Some
Single TrackThis BLM land has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis BLM land has no roads.None
ShadeThis BLM land has no shaded areas.None
HazardsThis OHV area has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis OHV area has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis OHV area has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis OHV area has little expert terrain.Little


Permit RequiredYesWA ORV Tab
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (105 dB)
Whip FlagsYes (96 inches)Safety Flags Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesSome Areasnot permitted in designated wilderness area
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsSome Areasnot permitted in designated wilderness area
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSSome Areasnot permitted in designated wilderness area
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4s / Jeeps (registered)Some Areasnot permitted in designated wilderness area
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Some Areasnot permitted in designated wilderness area
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
Some Areasnot permitted in designated wilderness area
BicyclesNo RestrictionNot Recommended
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingNo Restriction(camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknownNot Recommended
Emergency / Law EnforcementSomeDedicated Rangers/Officers
Armed Officers
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all riders obtain medical insurance and buy motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted on this website.
CommentPermit is required to enter wilderness area (non-motorized use only), or if a party is more than 15 people. Call (509) 536-1200 for details.




First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (SW)Lourdes Medical Center (509) 547-7704
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (SW)Kahlotus Korners (509) 547-6640
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (SW)Kahlotus Korners (509) 547-6640
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (SE)Charbonneau Park (509) 547-2048
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (SE)Charbonneau Park (509) 547-2048
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (SE)Charbonneau Park (509) 547-2048
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (SE)Charbonneau Park (509) 547-2048
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (SW)Kahlotus Korners (509) 547-6640
Swimming Swim Area5-20 Miles (SE)Charbonneau Park (509) 547-2048
Body of Water Water Body5-20 Miles (S)Snake River
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (SW)Sacajawea State Park (506) 545-2361


Contact InfoBLM - Spokane District
1103 N. Fancher
Spokane, WA 99212
(509) 536-1200


Juniper Dunes OHV Area Photo

Juniper Dunes Area

Photo Submitted 3/6/2012 (Thanks!)

Juniper Dunes OHV Area Photo

Honda CRF Dirtbike getting air at Juniper Dunes Area

Photo Submitted 3/6/2012 (Thanks!)

Juniper Dunes OHV Area Photo

Juniper Dunes Area

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Juniper Dunes OHV Area Photo

OHV at Juniper Dunes Area

Photo Submitted 3/65/2013 (Thanks!)

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