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  • Eastern Kern County Onyx Ranch SVRA
    More than 26,000 acres of scenic and challenging terrain offer recreation opportunities
    for ATVs, motorcycles, ROVs, and 4x4 vehicles.
  • Carnegie SVRA
    Known for its challenging hill climbs and single track trails, the SVRA offers a variety of recreation
    opportunities for OHV enthusiasts.
  • Clay Pit SVRA
    Located two miles west of Oroville, this 220-acre SVRA provides recreation opportunities for
    motorcycle, ATV and 4x4 recreationists.
  • Heber Dunes SVRA
    The sand dunes and dense groves of tamarisk trees that prevail throughout the SVRA offer a unique desert
    recreation experience.
  • Hollister Hills SVRA
    Divided into two unique recreation areas-the Upper Ranch and the Lower Ranch-the park provides a wide-variety
    of OHV recreation opportunities for all skill levels.
  • Hungry Valley SVRA
    OHV recreation opportunities include open areas, identified trails, tracks, play areas, special use areas,
    and a 4x4 obstacle course.
  • Oceano Dunes SVRA
    The SVRA provides a unique opportunity for visitors to participate in OHV recreation on several miles
    of beach and coastal sand dunes.
  • Ocotillo Wells SVRA
    More than 85,000 acres of Southern California desert provide a wide variety of opportunities for
    OHV recreation and exploration.
  • Prairie City SVRA
    This urban OHV Park provides recreational opportunities for motorcycles, ATVs, 4x4s, ROVs, Karts,
    and Quarter Midgets.

OHMVR Commission Meeting Scheduled

The OHMVR Commission will tour Prairie City SVRA on September 8, 2016, and hold a public meeting on September 9, 2016, to consider the certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for and approval of the Prairie City SVRA General Plan. Download the FEIR/Draft General Plan from the website. [More info ...] [8/5/16]

2015/2016 Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program

The California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR Division) announces its Final Awards for the 2015/2016 Grants and Cooperative Agreements grant cycle.

All funding categories are now final.  Upon approval of Projects by the Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation, the OHMVR Division will begin to prepare and execute project agreements.  The project agreement sets forth the terms and conditions of each project.  No project may proceed until a fully executed project is in place. 

USMC Johnson Valley Shared Use Area Temporary Closure Notice, August 14-21, 2016

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is scheduled to temporarily close the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area to the public for military training from August 14-21, 2016. The adjacent Johnson Valley OHV Recreation Area will remain open to the public during the temporary closure. The USMC will work with BLM to address issues associated with the closure of the Shared Use Area. The USMC is implementing an effective public outreach plan to ensure the public is given every opportunity to understand the temporary change in land use. [7/18/16]

       Download the Press Release
       Johnson Valley Shared Use Area Temporary Closure Notice Flyer

       Download letter from USMC to California State Parks Director, Lisa Mangat dated July 1, 2015
       For more information, view the project website.

Off-Highway Vehicle Adventure Guide

CA Off-Highway Adventure Map CoverThe OHMVR Division Off-Highway Adventure Guide has been updated. For a list of OHV opportunities, please reference the new Off-Highway Vehicle Adventure guide [PDF 3.5 MB]. [10/24/13]

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