Imperial Sand Dunes

Recreation Area - California

Located in the southeast corner of California, the Imperial Sand Dunes are the largest mass of sand dunes in the state. Formed by windblown sands of ancient Lake Cahuilla, the dune system extends for more than 40 miles in a band averaging 5 miles wide. Dunes often reach heights of 300 feet above the desert floor, providing outstanding opportunities for recreation. A favorite place for off-highway vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts, the dunes also offer fabulous scenery, opportunities for solitude, and a home to rare plants and animals.

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Map of Routes of Travel for Eastern Imperial County in El Centro Field Office area. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).Imperial County - Travel Map East

Map of Routes of Travel for Eastern Imperial County in El Centro Field Office area. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Map of Routes of Travel for Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area (RA) in El Centro Field Office area. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).Imperial Sand Dunes - Travel Map

Map of Routes of Travel for Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area (RA) in El Centro Field Office area. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Map of Routes of Travel for North Central Imperial County in El Centro Field Office area. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).Imperial County - Travel Map North Central

Map of Routes of Travel for North Central Imperial County in El Centro Field Office area. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Vintage 1955 USGS 1:250000 map of El Centro in California and Arizona. Published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).Vintage USGS - El Centro - 1955

Vintage 1955 USGS 1:250000 map of El Centro in California and Arizona. Published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Vintage 1954 USGS 1:250000 map of Salton Sea in California and Arizona. Published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).Vintage USGS - Salton Sea - 1954

Vintage 1954 USGS 1:250000 map of Salton Sea in California and Arizona. Published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

brochures

California Off-Highway Vehicle Adventure Guide. Published by California Department of Parks and Recreation.California OHV - OHV Adventures

California Off-Highway Vehicle Adventure Guide. Published by California Department of Parks and Recreation.

Brochure for Freshwater Fishing in California. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).BLM California - Freshwater Fishing

Brochure for Freshwater Fishing in California. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Imperial Sand Dunes RA https://www.blm.gov/visit/imperial-sand-dunes Located in the southeast corner of California, the Imperial Sand Dunes are the largest mass of sand dunes in the state. Formed by windblown sands of ancient Lake Cahuilla, the dune system extends for more than 40 miles in a band averaging 5 miles wide. Dunes often reach heights of 300 feet above the desert floor, providing outstanding opportunities for recreation. A favorite place for off-highway vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts, the dunes also offer fabulous scenery, opportunities for solitude, and a home to rare plants and animals.

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