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Dumont Dunes

Off-Highway Vehicle Area - California

Dumont Dunes is an area of the Mojave Desert containing large sand dunes, located approximately 31 miles north of Baker, California on California State Route 127. Bordered by steep volcanic hills and the slow running Amargosa River, the region is easily recognized from a distance by its distinctive sand dunes. The elevation here varies from 700 feet, at the river, to 1200 feet at the top of Competition Hill, the tallest of the dunes. Most of the dunes are incorporated in the Dumont Dunes Off-Highway Vehicle Area, a recreational area for off-road vehicle sports, hiking, camping, rock climbing, and rock collecting.

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Map and Guide of Dumont Dunes Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area (OHV) in California. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).Dumont Dunes - Map and Guide

Map and Guide of Dumont Dunes Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area (OHV) in California. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

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).

Dumont Dunes OHV https://www.blm.gov/visit/dumont-dunes-ohv-area https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dumont_Dunes Dumont Dunes is an area of the Mojave Desert containing large sand dunes, located approximately 31 miles north of Baker, California on California State Route 127. Bordered by steep volcanic hills and the slow running Amargosa River, the region is easily recognized from a distance by its distinctive sand dunes. The elevation here varies from 700 feet, at the river, to 1200 feet at the top of Competition Hill, the tallest of the dunes. Most of the dunes are incorporated in the Dumont Dunes Off-Highway Vehicle Area, a recreational area for off-road vehicle sports, hiking, camping, rock climbing, and rock collecting.
U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management Dumont Dunes Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area Map and Guide Dumont Dunes Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Recreation Area encompasses 7,620 acres of public land. This Special Recreation Management Area is located about 40 miles north of Baker, CA where OHV sand dune enthusiasts challenge themselves against the big bowls, steep climbs and flowing transitions. The remote location and variety of terrain appeal to those seeking primitive camping opportunities, off-road adventures, fabulous scenery, and opportunities for solitude. Visitors to Dumont Dunes enjoy excellent recreation opportunities including open desert riding on All­ Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), motorcycles, dune buggies, sand rails, Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTVs), and camping. This area also offers a scenic tour, along a non­ wilderness corridor, through the Kingston Range Wilderness. Sperry Wash Route (AR0412) traverses the Amargosa Wild and Scenic River north from Dumont Dunes along the path of the Old Spanish National Historic Trail. This and other surrounding limited use areas require vehicles to travel on designated routes. Dumont Dunes OHV Recreation Area is south of the Amargosa Wild and Scenic River and east of State Highway 127, about 40 miles north of Baker, California. Camping Camping is permitted anywhere within the open area of Dumont, but is limited to a maximum of 14 consecutive days. It is illegal to possess and/or discharge fireworks. Firewood containing nails, screws, and other metal hardware is prohibited. Keep pets on a leash and your campsite free of trash and litter during your stay-pack out what you bring in and secure it in your vehicle. Campfire permits are required for the use of a campfire, propane stove, lantern, barbecue of any open flame and may be restricted in the fire season (typically May-October). Fire danger is extreme during most of the year. Campfire permits can be obtained online at www.preventwildfireca.org. OHV Rules & Regulations • Passengers are not allowed on ATVs except as designed by manufacturer • ATV operators must wear an approved safety helmet • Operators and passengers of UTVs less than 1000cc must wear an approved safety helmet • Maximum speed for OHVs is 15 MPH within 50 feet of a campsite, animal, or pedestrian • It is illegal for anyone to operate a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs • Children under 14 must be under the direct supervision of an adult while riding an ATV • All OHVs must have a mast and a red or orange flag 6' off the ground for visibility in the dunes Camping at Dumont Dunes. • California Nonresident OHV Use permits are required for non-California residents operating an OHV that is not registered in their home state • OHVs must be equipped with an approved muffler and spark arrester • Vehicles operating at night must use both headlights and taillights • Wilderness areas are closed to all motorized vehicles • Shooting is not permitted within the Dumont Dunes OHV Recreation Area • Draining of sewage tanks, littering, or dumping trash is prohibited • Glass containers, fireworks, and firewood containing nails & screws are ALL prohibited. Surrounding Highlights Adding to the allure of the majestic sand dunes in the Dumont Dunes OHV area are the surrounding steep volcanic hills, the slow running Amargosa Wild and Scenic River, and the Kingston Range Wilderness. While motorized recreation is not permitted in wilderness, the Sperry Wash Route provides motorized access to experience some of the bordering scenic wonders. Travel is restricted to the designated route. Kingston Range Wilderness With a national wild and scenic designation in 2009, the Amargosa River is called the "Crown Jewel of the Mojave Desert': This unique river begins in Beatty, Nevada and meanders for 200 miles where it finally winds its way to ancient Lake Manly on the floor of Death Valley at 282 feet below sea level, the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere. Amargosa River Historic Ruins Visitors can also explore the Salt Creek Mining District adjacent to the little dunes and discover a piece of gold mining history dating back to the 1800's. Park your vehicle at the kiosk and venture down a ¼ mile interpretive hiking trail to explore the historic, cultural and natural significance of this Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). OHV use is not permitted within the ACEC. Salt Creek Mining District Salt Creek is one of the well-documented major campsites used by those who traveled the Old Spanish Trail from 1829 - 1848. It is also the site of the first gold claim in San Bernardino County (1849, though mined by the Mexicans as early as the 1830's) and is home to the remains of the Amargosa Mine headquarters. Dumont is as expanded amenity recreation fee site. A season pass (Oct. 1 - Sept. 30) is $90 non-holiday and $120 with holidays or a weekly pass is $30 non-holiday and $40 with holidays. For more information, cont
A GUIDE TO: CALIFORNIA OFF-HIGHWAY ADVENTURES OFF-HIGHWAY MOTOR VEHICLE RECREATION DIVISION CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS WELCOME! alifornia State Parks welcomes you to the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Program. Did you know that California State Parks manages the largest off-highway recreation program in the United States? Established over 40 years ago, the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division, in partnership with local, state, and federal agencies, offers a wide variety of off-highway adventures to suit every skill level and age while protecting California's natural and cultural resources. C Off-highway motor vehicle recreation is a great way to spend quality time with friends and family and encourages healthy physical activity. Motorized recreation opens the door for millions of people to access and enjoy California's great outdoors. To help you better identify and enjoy off-highway vehicle recreation opportunities, this Guide to California Off-Highway Adventures provides a listing of trails and areas designated for motorized recreation. People enjoy off-highway recreation in California, and appreciate the need to protect our environment and preserve access to the outdoors. Those traveling off-highway include a broad range of recreationists as diverse as the terrain of California. Regardless of whether you enjoy traveling with two wheels, four wheels, hooves or your feet, we all share a common desire: the appreciation of California's extraordinary natural landscape and love of the outdoors. Respecting one another's right to recreate in their own personal and responsible way and following basic trail etiquette will go far in reducing use conflicts and enhancing your off-highway experience, wherever, and whatever it might be. So jump in and join us for a world of adventure that lies just down the road. Of all the roads you take in life, make sure some of them are dirt! Fun and excitement provided at no extra charge. MISSION STATEMENT The Mission of the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division is to provide leadership statewide in the area of off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation; to acquire, develop, and operate state-owned vehicular recreation areas; and to otherwise provide for a statewide system of managed OHV recreational opportunities through funding to other public agencies. The OHMVR Division works to ensure quality recreational opportunities remain available for future generations by providing for education, conservation, and enforcement efforts that balance OHV recreation impacts with programs that conserve and protect cultural and natural resources. California State Parks, OHMVR Division 1725 23rd Street, Suite 200 Sacramento, CA 95816-7100 916.324.4442 ohv.parks.ca.gov ohvinfo.ohv@parks.ca.gov FUNDING A STATEWIDE OHV PROGRAM he OHV Trust Fund is comprised entirely of funds generated in the course of OHV recreation, including: T • Gas taxes on gasoline used for OHV recreation on public lands. • OHV Green/Red Sticker registration fees and non-resident permit fees. • Entrance fees to the State Vehicular Recreation Areas (SVRAs). GET INVOLVED; BECOME A VOLUNTEER! f you are passionate about OHV recreation, and want to ensure your opportunities remain open for years to come, become a volunteer today! I tread lightly! The OHMVR Division is committed to the principles of Tread Lightly! Being environmentally responsible isn't difficult, but it does involve some basic principles. These principles are outlined in the Tread Lightly! Pledge. Travel responsibly Respect the rights of others Educate yourself Avoid sensitive areas he Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division of California State Parks operates and funds 8 SVRAs throughout the state and provides funding for local, state and federal agencies and partners for a system of managed OHV programs. T The funds distributed through the Grants Program are used to develop, operate and maintain OHV areas and facilities, including trail improvement and upkeep, care and cleaning of OHV staging areas, environmental monitoring, law enforcement, and education and safety programs. Combined efforts at all levels of government, joined with contributions from thousands of volunteers who care CHILDREN IN THE OUTDOORS he mission of the Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights is to encourage California's children to participate in outdoor activities and discover their heritage. T As a volunteer, you can help sustain a community of informed, caring, and responsible recreationists. Your contribution will ensure off-highway vehicle recreation opportunities remain available today and for future generations. Volunteer opportunities are diverse and include: • Trail Patrol/Monitoring/Maintenance. • Public Outreach (OHV fairs, community and school functions, etc.). OHV recreation areas fit perfectly with this mission. In some areas, naturalists and recreation staff lead programs such as bird watching, bike rides, and nature hikes speci
Bag limits, seasons of use, and size restriction of fish can be found on the same web site. Fisherman and Fire Wildfire can be both beneficial and devastating. It can wipe out homes and businesses as well as rejuvenate forested lands and riparian areas. It is always best to leave fire to the professionals and always make sure your campfires and burning items are completely out before you leave. Please remember to be very careful with fire. fishing accidents. Always be sure of your footing when walking or wading (and it is generally better for you and the aquatic species to stay out of the streams and rivers while fishing). Large and small wildlife (snakes and mosquitos) can Nutria be an annoyance when fishing. Be aware of your surroundings and watch where you step. Wear mosquito and bug repellant with deet to keep them from eating you alive. As always, be careful when driving to and from your secret fishing hole. When boating, always have a Quagga Mussels life vest handy (and kids under 15 must always wear a vest while in a boat per California State Law). Mother Lode Field Office (916) 941-3101 5152 Hillsdale Circle El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5713 (El Dorado Co.) freshwater/license-information. fishermen and women are injured or lose their lives in Applegate Field Office (530) 233-4666 708 W. 12th Street Alturas, CA 96101-3130 (Modoc Co.) at http://www.eregulations.com/california/fishing/ opportunity, it can be dangerous as well. Every year, Surprise Field Station (530) 279-6101 602 Cressler St. phy./ P.O. Box 460 mlg. Cedarville, CA 96104-0460 (Modoc Co.) California. A listing of those requirements may be found Eurasian Milfoil Palm Springs Field Office (760) 833-7100 1201 Bird Center Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262-8001 (Riverside Co.) Freshwater Fishing license issued by the State of Hyacinth Needles Field Office (760) 326-7000 1303 So. Hwy. 95 Needles, CA 92363-4217 (San Bernardino Co.) Even though fishing is a tremendous recreational license, you are required to possess a California Arcata Field Office (707) 825-2300 1695 Heindon Road Arcata, CA 95521-4573 (Humboldt Co.) While you are not required to have a “BLM” fishing Aquatic Invasive Species include Bakersfield Field Office (661) 391-6000 3801 Pegasus Drive Bakersfield, CA 933086837 (Kern Co.) Safety Barstow Field Office (760) 252-6000 2601 Barstow Road Barstow, CA 92311-6653 (San Bernardino Co.) License Requirement water to another. Redding Field Office (530) 224-2100 6640 Lockheed Drive Redding, CA 96002 (Shasta Co.) Never release plants, animals, or fish into water bodies. Never move fish or plants or bait from one Bishop Field Office (760) 872-5000 351 Pacu Lane, Suite 100 Bishop, CA 93514-3101 (Inyo Co.) Dry – Completely dry equipment and gear between visits to fresh water systems. Ridgecrest Field Office (760) 384-5400 300 So. Richmond Road Ridgecrest, CA 93555-4436 (Kern Co.) Drain – Empty coolers, bilge pumps, and buckets of all water before leaving a water body. Central Coast Office (831) 582-2200 940 2nd Avenue Marina, CA 93933-6009 (San Benito Co.) Clean – Rinse and remove all mud and plant materials from boats, fishing equipment, and clothing. Ukiah Field Office (707) 468-4000 2550 N. State Street Ukiah, CA 95482-5194 (Mendocino Co.) serious and irreversible harm to aquatic habitats in California if allowed to spread unchecked. Eagle Lake Field Office (530) 257-0456 2550 Riverside Drive Susanville, CA 96130-4710 (Lassen Co.) Take measures to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive plants and animals. They can cause El Centro Field Office (760) 337-4400 1661 So. 4th Street El Centro, CA 92243-4561 (Imperial Co.) Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species f you have any questions, feel free to contact ny of the following BLM offices in California: uestions? Catch and Release A large percent of California freshwater anglers are catch and release fishermen — meaning they are very careful with the fish after they catch them and they release them back to the water as quickly as possible. It is always a good thing to keep your fish in a “fish friendly” net in the water until you are ready to release it. Barbless hooks Leave No Trace How to photograph your catch Take only pictures and leave artifacts where you find them. The Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 makes removal of cultural resources punishable by fines and jail time. When it’s a catch and release fish species or regulation, that creates a challenge for getting a photo of your prize catch. Remember if you’re in a catch and release scenario keep the fish in the water at all times and take the photo of you also harm fish less that barbed ones. The use of live bait holding the fish in the water. is also a detriment to catch and release fishing. Please If it’s a not catch and release and it’s a keeper then you remember, the fish you catch and release today may be can have it out of the water. the fish yo

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