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Rice Canyon

OHV Brochure and Map

brochure Rice Canyon - OHV Brochure and Map

Brochure and Map of Rice Canyon Off-Highway Vehicle area (OHV) in the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office area in California. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

. . ,._.,,.,.. . . ..,,. ~,,.,, ~"'' U.S. Departm ent of t he Interior Bureau of Land Ma nagement Regulations Rice Canyon Off-Highway Veh.1c Ie Area is unlawful for any person to intentionally law. Please remember, it is your responsibility to discharge any firearm or release any arrow know the laws. For more information, contact the or crossbow bolt over or across any public California Department of Motor Vehicles or visit road or way open to the public, in an unsafe www.dmv.ca.gov. manner. Vehicle use is limited to designated routes except within the Rice Canyon OHV open area boundary. Camping/Water (OHV) Open Area lies within the Camping is allowed on public lands for up to 14 consecutive days, however, developed campsites Antelope/Shaffer/Bald Mountain are not provided, and potable water is not available. Special Recreation Management Also, the dumping of grey or black wastewater is about 10 miles from Susanville, CA illegal. Campfires Campfires are allowed with a current campfire .... ·:;,.~: .... - Protect your public lands and resources by staying on designated routes and trails! and consists of 120 acres of public permit, but seasonal fire restrictions may prohibit land managed primarily for OHV use. campfires during periods of high fire danger. It is open to all types of vehicles Remember to always put your campfire completely out! To acquire a campfire permit or learn current such as four-wheel drive vehicles, all­ fire restrictions, contact the Eagle Lake Field Office. terrain vehicles (ATV), utility terrain Safety vehicles (UTV) and motorcycles. The The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages area provides excellent opportunities for novice riders to improve their skills on the loop trails and for public lands for multiple uses, so be aware of other hill-climb opportunities. All OHV use For more information contact: • All OHVs must have proper registration (a green or red sticker or street legal license). Out-of-state vehicles must be legally registered in another state and display a California Nonresident OHV Use Permit. For more information or to purchase a nonresident permit, visit ohv.parks.ca.gov. • All off-road vehicles must have a properly installed spark arrestor that is approved by the U.S. Forest Service and has not been modified. • It is illegal to ride or drive under the influence of alcohol, narcotics, or other drugs. 5 Public health, safety and comfort. On developed recreation sites and areas, unless otherwise authorized, no person shall: (a) Discharge or use firearms, other weapons, or fireworks. For hunting regulations, contact the California know where you are going and when you expect to return. Visitors should be aware of potential wildlife rattlesnakes. Shooting Safety Target shooting and hunting are generally allowed on SLM-administered public lands, as long as it is done in a safe manner, without damaging natural resources or improvements on public lands. Please follow this guidance during your recreational shooting experience: • Never shoot from or over any road or highway. • Shooting is prohibited within any developed recreation site or trailhead . • State law requires the use of helmets while riding ATVs. • Always use a safe backdrop. • State law prohibits passengers on ATVs unless the ATV was specifically designed for two or more people. • Do not use plastic pellets, tracer rounds, exploding rounds, or steel-core rounds. • All vehicles must meet state and federal noise standards. visitors and your surroundings. Always let someone dangers in the area, such as mountain lions and experienced riders looking for steep Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 8365.2- Department of Fish and Wildlife. The Rice Canyon Off-highway Vehicle Area (SRMA). The open OHV area is 150-yard area is a •safety zone." 3004. (b) It This guide does not include every California OHV • Visitors are responsible for knowing area rules and regulations, which are enforceable under the Code of Federal Regulations. Violations are punishable with fines up to $1,000 and/or imprisonment for up to 12 months. JfJu outbuilding used in connection therewith. The Firearm Regulations Fish and Game Code (FGC) 3004. (a) It is unlawful for any person, other than the owner, person in possession of the premises, or a person having the express permission of the owner or person in • Glass and exploding targets are prohibited. • Do not attach targets to plants or place targets against rocks, plants, or solid objects. It is illegal to deface or destroy trees, signs, outbuildings, or other objects on federal lands. • Carry in your targets and carry out all litter; brass and shell casings. All targets, shell casings, debris and trash must be removed. • During fire season, some areas may be closed to target shooting. Required OHV Safety Training possession of the premises, to hunt or to discharge beyond the open area is limited to Enroll youth riders in the required ATV training. while hunting, any firearm or other deadly weapon See the Rice Canyon and Surrounding Area For more information, visit: within 1 50 yards of any occupied dwelling house, Map on the other side of this brochure for designated routes and trails. residence, or other building or any barn or other commonly used target shooting locations. ATV Safety Institute Bureau of Land Management Eagle Lake Field Office 2550 Riverside Dr. Susanville, CA 96130 (530) 257-0456 www.atvsafety.org www.blm.gov/visit/rice-canyon Phone: (877) 7 43-3411 Phone: (800) 887-2887 California Motorcyclist Safety Program www.ca-msp.org Let someone know where you are going and when you expect to return! Sound Compliance Information: Operations and maintenance of facilities, roads, and trails within the recreation area are funded in part, by the California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division. For more California State Parks information, visit their website at ohv.parks.ca.gov. Trash If your OHV was m anufactured: Noise Limit Before January 1, 1986 101 dbA On or after January 1, 1986 96dbA If your competition* OHVwas manufactured: Noise Limit Before January 1, 1998 101 dbA On or after January 1, 1998 96dbA For more information about the tread lightly! ON LAND AND WATER Trash dumping is illegal, damaging to wildlife and habitat, and expensive to clean up. Please help *Competition OHVs are not manufactured to comply keep your public lands clean. To participate in with Environmental Protection Agency noise or an organized cleanup event or to report a trash California emission standards. Refer to your owner's dumping, contact the Eagle Lake Field Office at manual, or contact your local dealer to determine (530) 257-0456. the designation of your OHV. If you would like to set Private Land up an appointment to have your ATV or motorcycle Please respect all private property postings, and tested for sound compliance, contact the Eagle gain permission to cross private lands. Keep in Lake Field Office at {530) 252-5303. mind, the Rice Canyon open area is adjacent to a Trail Riding & Safety Tips residential area. Follow all posted speed limits and respect homeowners. Sierra Sportsmen Club Shooting Range • Let others know where you are riding and when you plan to return. The Sierra Sportsmen Club is located at • Always plan ahead. Obtain all required maps, and bring overnight emergency supplies. The area is approximately 2 miles north of the Rice Canyon Open OHV Area. The range is managed in partnership with the BLM, Lassen County and the Sierra Sportsmen Club. The club is a registered Directions to Rice Canyon from Susanville, California From Susanville, take CA-36 E/Main Street toward Reno, Nevada. Turn left onto County Highway A27/Johnstonville Road. Veer left onto County Highway A27/Center Road. Make a left onto Rice Canyon Road, and follow to the Rice Canyon OHV open area. Directions to Rice Canyon from Reno, Nevada From US-395 North, turn left onto Leavitt Lane. Make a left on County Highway A27/Center Road. Take the first right onto Rice Canyon Road, and follow to the Rice Canyon OHV open area. National Rifle Association, California Rifle and Pistol Association, and Single Action Shooting Society club. For more information, visit their website at www.sierrasportsmen.com or contact the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office at 530-257-0456. Tips on Leaving a Good Impression! • 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. The future availability of the OHV trail system in Rice Canyon depends on you! Always yield to other users. Show respect when meeting others by slowing down or stopping. Use hand signals to indicate how many riders are following you. The Rice Canyon open area is managed for multiple uses, and the trails run both ways. • Do not destroy or remove cultural and historical resources. Anticipate hunters, target shooters, hikers, • Be conscientious and minimize your impact by OHV enthusiasts using this area. Please ride avoiding plants and wildlife, taking your trash home, and respecting other users on the trail. Never ride alone! • Stay on designated trails. Restoration of damaged areas is often paid with tax dollars and can lead to trail closures. • Maintain vehicles and equipment in safe and optimal operating condition. Wildlife horseback riders, mountain bikers, and other responsibly, and share the open area! Pronghorn Help protect the habitat of mule deer; pronghorn, and other wildlife species by staying on designated trails and not crushing plants. For more information on mule deer, pronghorn, or other species, contact the California Department of Fish and Wildlife at {530) 254-6808, or visit their website at www.wildlife.ca.gov. Mule Deer • Act responsibly and have respect for other recreation users and natural and cultural resources. The pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) is distinguished by its horns, which are composed of slender, laterally flattened blades of bone Ride cautiously. Trail conditions change constantly, so be ready for anything! that grow from the frontal bone of the skull and form permanent cores that develop into keratinous sheaths; the horns are shed and regrown yearly. The pronghorn is also known as the prong buck, pronghorn antelope, or antelope, and can run exceptionally fast and The mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) is distinctive by its black-tipped tail and bifurcated, or forked, antlers. Each year; a buck's antlers start to grow in spring and are shed after mating season, from mid-January to mid-April. A mule deer's ears move Banner Lassen Medical Center Emergency IRoom constantly and independently, which contributed 1800 Spring Ridge Dr. Susanville, CA (530) 252-2000 peculiar bounding leap, called stotting, allows them Emergencies DIAL 911 Right Rider Etiquette PLAN SMART! • Purchase and use required safety gear! 478-505 Brier Patch Road off Rice Canyon Road. program, visit www.treadlightly.org/. to the name •mule" deer. Mule deer bucks have somewhat more prominent ears than females. Their to cover distances up to 8 yards, with all four feet coming down together. During the winter, most mule deer leave the mountains and enter the valleys where there is less snow cover. sustain high speeds longer than cheetahs. Pronghorn feed on a variety of vegetation such as low-lying shrubs, native grasses, and forbs. They occupy low-structured sagebrush habitats and some natural meadow areas. Prior to Euro-American settlement, the pronghorn was one of the most abundant big game species in California. However, by 1923 only about 1,000 remained due to adverse land use practices and unregulated hunting. Pronghorn numbers have increased slightly over the last 25 years but are still low in Lassen County. Rice Canyon Open Area Map Rice Canyon Off-Highway Vehicle Area / -✓ .,,., OHV Trailhead The Rice Canyon Open OHV area offers day-use ,.,,,.,,,,/ ~ / I• and camping opportunities. Amenities include a graveled access road and parking area, loading I I -;s>. and unloading ramps, shade structures, bbqs, \ picnic tables, fire rings, a vault toilet facility ('1 'o \ ~ and bulletin boards. The trail head also offers a \ small kids' track. Shooting is prohibited within RICE CANYON Open OHV Area Trail Map :"L.. \ 9> any developed recreational site. For more ,~ ', -:g information on shooting, see the Rice Canyon \ and Surrounding Area Map below. \ I throughout the Rice Canyon OHV area with brown type of vehicle and level of difficulty. Some of the Intermittent Stream I OHV Parking & Staging Area _,I popular "track-like" trail loops are numbered and Picnic/Camping Area I correspond to the map in this guide. Gravel Road OHVTrail I I I vertical signs that designate the recommended i I I r I I County Road Rice Canyon is an Open OHV area, therefore, signed boundary. The roads and trails are marked I \ I Trail and Boundary Markers users do not have to stay on the trails within the I Vault Toilet Kids Track BLM Private Recommended Trails & Tracks -••· Easy (Practice loops for Novice Riders} -11 More Difficult (Steep downhill with jumps) -- More Difficult (To Antelope Mountain and Hwy 139) 0.125 - • Most Difficult (Maximum Vehicle Width 55 inches) 0.25 Miles Rice Canyon and Surrounding Area Map r;-:: 'l II II II ,:., Other Opportunities 11 -? II Rice Canyon is just one feature of the 61,764- Ii/J /! acre Antelope/Shaffer/Bald Mountain SRMA. '\\ For other recreational opportunities, visit /. r;­ ,f' 'l /J • Antelope Pit target shooting I) I/ ""Belfast ll ....~,, (< I\ (\ J I/ 6,200" \I '1/ >) ~, \ )., i ~.....,"' '--, , .... ,, ' \\ . . {; ,;, // ':1.___..,, I/ -:::-­ "l' ..::::, {{ it }} "'JJ, // .,.{r ~:.,,-~ ~ l\ \\ I/ ~ II ~ II ~ ' If 'O II: C g, (< C II " tJ -:;; .e .; ., High Desert State Prison ~ ir Ce er = ,,'~ I; \\ I/\\ \\ \\ I I ' · :I. '{( 11 \\ ' (\ ,, -- • Bald Mountain: hunting, mountain biking, horseback riding, and hiking // --- '\ Antelope• Mountain II • Byers Pass: target shooting 1,mtJ ~ )/ 0 .,::,- ;;: activities: • Antelope Mountain: hang gliding, hiking, and sightseeing // C:: one the following sites for these suggested \I~ fl II -::- Ji.- 'J ,, I . II: .,. j "E ~ II II I/ ~ // "' ~ -0., 11= I_\. i!- "'~ \\ \\ ti \\ ~ = ""-==~ ~ I\ " .=:; =-=,-~J )} \\ "'Ii II "\\ ,) Ii Shaffer Mountain: target shooting, hunting, mountain biking, sightseeing, and wildlife viewing • Susanville Ranch Park: cross-country skiing, hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. For more information, visit www.susanvilleranchpark.com. (a II~,(ii-'~ X \\ • Belfast/Willow Creek Canyon (Tunnison Wilderness Study Area): hiking, sightseeing, stream fishing, hunting, and environmental educat,ion \l II It' \\ =~=~ \\ This high-elevation desert area is part of the II~\ Modoc Plateau and ranges in elevation from \\ 4,000 to 7,000 feet. The generally dry, warm II \\ \\ days have average high summer temperatures close to 90 degrees, and the daytime winter II II II temperature averages 40 degrees. For specific information about these areas, contact the Eagle Lake Field Office. ~•Id Bass Hill . 4.918' Antelope/Shaffer/Bald Mountain Special Recreation Management Area: Rice Canyon Off-Highway Vehicle Area Bureau of Land Management Wilderness Study Area (WSA) - - - OHV Trail ~ Parking Area = = = Dirt Road =-=-==- County Road (Gravel) Susanville Indian Rancheria ~ County Road State - State Highway Private/Othe r = US Highway [I Shooting Area fJ Information Sign Bureau of Land Management Eagle Lake Field Office Na ~nanly is made by the Bureau of Land M.wgemenl as to the M.Cl.lrKy 1ehabil1ty, or COfllieteneuof these d.111.a for tndiYidulll oc 899ff!9ated use with other data Origin.Ida ta was compiled from various sources. This inlotmation mar not meelNaliOnal Map ~ ) ' Sti.nd;;rcls. 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