Please ride responsibly. No drifting or donuts on the lake bed.
Call (760) 388-4411 for information about lake bed conditions and cost of entrance.
Visitor Center hours are from 8am - 4pm, 7 days a week.
For day-by-day information, follow Friends of El Mirage on Facebook for more information, updates, and lakebed closures.
DO NOT USE GOOGLE MAPS TO REACH THE OPEN AREA. GOOGLE MAPS WILL DIRECT YOU TO AN OLD ENTRANCE TO THE PARK THAT IS NON ACCESSIBLE.
Use this address to reach the open area: Mountain View Rd, Adelanto, CA 92301.
Vehicle Entry Permit
Each vehicle driven into the area will be required to have a special recreation permit. A separate permit is NOT required for any vehicles towed into the area. However, if a towed vehicle is later driven in or out of the area a permit will be required. More information can be found here.
Commercial Filming and Photography Permit
For Commercial Filming and Photography permits, please contact Dan Taylor at 909-300-5648 with the San Bernardino County Film Commission.
If you do not have a permit or permission from Dan Taylor, you will not be allowed to film in the park and will be trespassing on Federal property.
"Despite heavy winter rains, restrictions are needed due to current hot and dry weather conditions and an abundance of dry grass that could be easily ignited." - California Desert District Manager Beth Ransel.
The BLM & other agencies have increased fire restrictions for parts of the California Desert District, including the Jawbone Canyon area. Stage III fire restrictions are now in effect for BLM Desert District. Stage III Fire restrictions prohibit setting, building, maintain, attending, or using an open fire of any kind. Controlled flame devices such as portable stoves fueled by petroleum or LPG products are allowed only by permit. Recreational/Target shooting of any type is also prohibited.
Click here to find out more about the BLM's fire restrictions.
Read more: Stage III Fire Restrictions Now in Effect in BLM Desert District
Did you know that all children under the age of 18 are required by law to have an ATV Safety Certificate or else be supervised by an adult with an ATV Safety Certificate?
The Friends of El Mirage offers ATV Safety Institute certified classes with ASI Certified instructors on a custom-built safety course near the visitor center at El Mirage OHV Open Area. Here, students practice basic safety techniques, learn about safety equipment and OHV rules and regulations, and learn hands-on techniques for navigating hill climbs, obstacles, collision avoidance and more.
Classes are offered at El Mirage the second Saturday of every month, with the exception of July and August.
To register, visit the ASI site at atvsafety.org
Call Nicole at 760-983-9417.
Please remember that drifting and donuts are prohibited on El Mirage dry lake bed. One of the best parts of El Mirage is the smooth lake bed surface, perfect for driving at high speeds without fear of hitting dips or rises which could cause serious accidents. When cars drift or perform donuts on the lake bed it damages the surface, which can be exacerbated by rain and wind, and lead to dangerous conditions for those traveling at high speeds.
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