"Fort Sage Special Recreation Management Area" by Bureau of Land Management California , public domain
OHV Brochure and Map
Brochure and Map of Fort Sage Off-Highway Vehicle area (OHV) in the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office area in California. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
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~.S. Department of the Interior ureau of Land Management This guide does not include every California OHV Trail Riding & Safety Tips PLAN SMART! law. Please remember, it is your responsibility to Purchase and use required safety gear! know the laws. For more informat ion, contact the Let others know where you are riding and when you plan to return. California Department of Motor Vehicles or visit www.dmv.ca.gov. Always plan ahead. Obtain all required maps, and bring overnight emergency supplies. Vis itors are responsible for knowing area rules and regulations, which are enforceable under t he Code of Federa l Regulations. Violations are punishable with fines up to $1,000 and/or imprisonment for up to 12 months. Never ride alone! Stay on designated trails. Restoration of damaged areas is often paid with tax dollars and can lead to trail closures. Vehicle use is limited to designated routes. All OHVs must have a California green or red sticker. ,; ,;;,/ ,.../ ~ Regulations --- The Fort Sage Special Recreation Camping Management Area, located in the Please note, camping and campfires are prohibited within the Doyle Wildlife Area. However, the Fort , ap& Guiel high-desert region of northeastern Sage Trailhead is the most developed area for Out-of-state vehicles must be legally registered in another state and display a nonresident sticker. For informat ion or to purchase a sticker, visit www.ohv.parks.ca.gov, or contact them directly at (916) 324-4442. All off-road vehicles must have a properly insta lled spark arrestor that is approved by the U.S. Forest Service and has not been modified. Act responsibly and have respect for other recreation users and natural and cultural resources . Ride cautiously. Trail conditions change constantly, so be ready for anything! Sound Compliance Information: camping and includes picnic tables, fire rings, and California, provides access to space for recreational vehicle (RV) parking (no RV over 100 miles of roads and trails hookups). Since camping near springs or guzzlers wi ll prevent wildlife and livestock from using the Protect your public lands and resources by staying on designated routes and trails! Maintain vehicles and equipment in safe and optimal operating condition. for off-highway vehicles, such as water source, visitors must camp at least 300 yards from any water source. motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, Campfires utility terrain vehicles and four Campfires are permitted with a current campfire wheel drive vehicles. permit, but seasonal fire restrictions may prohibit It is il lega l to ride or drive under the influence of alcohol, narcot ics, or other drugs. State law requires the use of helmets while riding ATVs. State law prohibits passengers on ATVs unless t he ATV was specifically designed for two or more people. All vehicles must meet state and federal noise standards. If your OHV was manufactured: Noise Limit Before January 1, 1986 101 dbA On or after January 1, 1986 96 dbA If your competition* OHVwas manufactured: Noise Limit Before January 1, 1998 101 dbA On or after January 1, 1998 96dbA campfires during periods of high fire danger. Fort Sage is about 45 miles north of Reno, Nevada, Wildland fires can occur at Fort Sage, so be sure *Compet ition OHVs are not manufactured and 45 miles south of Susanville, California. The your campfire is completely out! To obtain a to comply with Environmental Protection Bureau of Land Management (B LM) Eagle Lake campfire permit or check fire restrictions, call or Field Office has designated roads and trails within visit the Eagle Lake Field Office. the recreation area for use by off-highway vehicles (OHV). Vehicle use is limited to designated roads and trails to ensure that such use remains For more information contact: Bureau of Land Management Eagle Lake Field Office 2550 Riverside Dr. Susanville, CA 96130 compatible with other uses for years to come. The routes traverse a wide va riety of terrain. The northern end of Fort Sage is mostly open desert consisting of flat and sandy terrain with some Water designation of your OHV. If you would like Potable water is not available. Bring plenty of to set up an appointment to have your ATV drinking water, and be prepared for harsh desert or motorcycle tested for sound compliance, conditions. Also, the dumping of grey or black contact the Eag le Lake Field Office at wastewater is illegal. (530) 252-5303. Wildlife Wildlife will eat and scatter unattended trash left (530) 257-0456 www. b Im. gov/vi sit/fort-sage of a mixture of sandy terrain, hard-packed soil, please pack your trash out with you. Also, watch rock, and steep canyons. out for pack rats as they have been known to cHew Hospital Information Banner Lassen Medical Center Emergency Room in staging and camping areas. If trash cans are full, vehicle wires. Fort Sage is managed and used for multiple activities, such as OHV use, hiking, hunting, equestrian use, rock climbing, and wi ldlife -- Range cattle may be encountered at Fort Sage year photography. Visitors are attracted to the area round. When riding near livestock, don't expect the because of its unusual weathered granite cattle to move for you. Use caution and approach boulders, volcanic outcrops, expansive desert slowly. vistas, and abundant opportunities for viewing Private Land wildlife and wild horses and burros. By respecting the rights of private landowners and 1800 Spring Ridge Dr. Operation and maintenance of the facilities, roads, obeying posted regulations, the trails through these Susanville, CA 96130 and trail s w ithin the recreation area are provided areas can remain open. (530) 252-2000 by the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office through funds Firearms provided, in part, by the California Off-Highway Hunting is allowed throughout the Fort Sage SRMA; take US 395 N toward Susanville, California. Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division. For however, shooting is prohibited within one fourth of US 395 turns into CA 36. Turn right onto more California State Parks information, visit their a mile of developed trailheads. Remember, casings Ash Street/CA 139, and continue on CA website at www.ohv. parks.ca.gov. are considered litter too, so please pick them up. Directions: From the Fort Sage OHV area, standards. Refer to your owner's manual, or contact your local dealer to determine the high-desert sagebrush; the southern end consists Let someone know where you are going and when you expect to return! Agency noise or California emission 139. Turn right onto Spring Ridge Dr. The building is on the right. Doyle Wildlife Area Burrowing owls are a SLM sensitive species. Please protect the habitat of the owls as Some sections of trails pass through the Doyle well as other wildlife habitat by staying on Wildlife Area. Please obey signs, and stay on the designated roads and trails. Burrowing owls designated routes and trails. The Doyle Wildlife are surprisingly bold and approachable; North Eastern Rural Health Clinic Urgent Care Area is managed by the California Department of however, please observe them and other Fish and Wildlife in Lassen County. This area is wildlife from a distance, and do not harass 1850 Spring Ridge Dr. made up of 10,740 acres of foothills and scrub, with or chase animals away. If you do observe Susanville, CA 96130 riparian habitat along Long Valley Creek. Vegetation any burrowing owls or other interesting (530) 251-5000 includes bitterbrush, curl-leaf mountain mahogany, wildlife species, please call the Eagle Lake big sagebrush, and California juniper. Many of these Field Office at (530) 257-0456 or the local Call for hours of operation and directions. plant species are important for the diet of the local Department of Fish and Wildlife at Renown Regional Medical Center Emergency Room deer population. Hunting for deer, rabbit, waterfowl, (530) 254-6808. \ quail, and dove is permitted during appropriate 1155 Mill St. Reno, NV 89502 (775) 982-4100 Right Rider Etiquette seasons. There are many opportunities to view The future availability of the OHV trail system in wildlife and birds, to include bobcats, coyotes, Fort Sage depends on you! Always yield to other badgers, waterfow l, and various raptor species. users. Show your respect when meeting others Directions: From the Fort Sage OHV area, by slowing down or stopping. Use hand signals to take US 395 South toward Reno, Nevada. indicate how many riders are behind you. The trails Take exit 66, Mill St., and keep right at the within Fort Sage are managed for multiple uses fork to stay on Mill St. The building is on and run both ways, so anticipate horseback riders, the right. mountain bikers, and other OHV riders coming from tread lightly!® Contact Information: Lassen County Sheriff's Department Non-Emergency ON LAND AND WATER the opposite direction. If you approach a horseback rider, follow directions from the rider, and use caution when passing. Please ride responsibly, and share the t ra ils! I . Indian Ricegrass ' (91 6)324-4442 California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Lassen County (530) 254-6644 ATV Safety Institute (800) 887-2887 Motorcycle Safety Foundation (877) 288-7093 Police, Fire, Ambulance, Emergenc ies: DIAL 911 ' Look around and you will Ptobably see Indian ricegrass (Oryzopsis hymenoidek). T.his native I' " plant is a perennial cool-season bunchgra ss Burrowing Owl The burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) is a small ground-dwelling owl that can often be observed during the day in the high desert. Burrowing owls The nutritious Indian ricegrass seeds were a nest in and use abandoned rodent or mammal staple for the American Indians. The seeds burrows and can often be seen standing on one were once gathered and ground into meal or leg or perched on fence posts, branches, or dirt flour and made into bread . Because the seeds mounds . They have yellow eyes, long unfeathered pi:oduced by the ricegrass ar~ bundant, legs, and rounded heads w ith no ear tufts. plamp, and nutritious, it is considered an excellent food source for wildlife. Tips on Leaving a Good Impression! -·" (530) 257-6121 California State Parks Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Division ' Respect wildlife and plant species-the area is their home. Help keep the area open by staying on roads and trails. Keep your machine as quiet as possible. Noise is one of the biggest complaints by landowners and other recreationists. Do not destroy or remove cultural and historical resources. Be conscientious and minimize your impact by avoiding plants and w ildl ife, taking your trash home, and respecting other users on the trail. For more informat ion about the tread lightly! program, visit www.treadl ightly.org/ . •, . / I ' liJl l/unction ot Trails Stacy o #11 an"t/#15 Sierra Army Depot (Restricted Area) SandY. Terrain Calneva O SandY. Terrain BLM Eagle Lake Field Office Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Areas ' '' ' - - ::::-v -=- ----=-=- ~ ~ ,,-1-r· V Fort Sage ~ Trail head lat: 40.060732 , : /on : -120.072501 !, ~ Raptor Tfailhead .,, FORT SAGE Off-Highway Vehicle Area Bureau of Land Management Trail Number and Difficulty Level 0 D Easiest ~ Most Difficult More Difficult ~ Extremely Difficult Routes Highway 395 ---- County Road Dirt Road UTV Trail ----- ATV Trai l Single Track Trail ········· Non-Motorized Tra il ===== Private Rou te Ra ilroad •- •- (ii (!I!) Fence Parking/Staging Area Restroom ~ Horseback Riding Trail El Hiking Trail @ Rai lroad Crossing Land Ownership C Private/Other - Bureau of Land Management - Military - State 1 2 Miles --