El Mirage Ohv Area

Bureau Of Land Management, California.

For current conditions and closure status of the El Mirage Dry Lake Bed, please visit the Friends of El Mirage or call (760) 388-4411.

Overview

The El Mirage Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Recreation Area is located in the Mojave Desert on the western edge of San Bernardino County near the Los Angeles County Line. El Mirage Dry Lake Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area This off-highway vehicle riding area attracts a variety of activities including motorcycles, ATVs, trucks, cars, buggies, land yachts, model airplanes, model rockets, ultra-light aircraft, gyrocopters, parasails, and full-sized aircrafts. The areas of interest include the El Mirage Dry Lake Bed, the Shadow Mountains, the El Mirage Basin, and the Twin Hills area that make up the 24,400-acre project area of public and private land. Elevation ranges from about 2,800 feet at the El Mirage Dry Lake to over 3,800 feet in the Shadow Mountains. Please see below for more information about OHV activities

Get more information about our OHV Ambassador & Junior Ranger Programs at our Visitor Center. Call (760) 388-4411 for more information or stop by any day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Entrance Fee

Permit Pricing: $15 for a one day permit $30 for a weekly permit

Film Permits

El Mirage has long been a popular location for the motion picture industry. Many major movies have been filmed at El Mirage including Terminator, Star Trek, There Will Be Blood, Tommy Boy and many more.

To apply for a filming permit, please visit the Bureau of Land Management’s Film Permits page.

Off-Highway Vehicle Use

Nearby Activities


Directions

The El Mirage OHV riding area is located west of Adelanto, California, between US Highway 395 and the Los Angeles County line. Most visitors enter from US Highway 395 near Adelanto by taking Chamberlaine Way (formerly Crippen Avenue) west to Koala Road. Turn right on Koala Road and follow the signs toward the town of El Mirage. At El Mirage Road, turn left. Just east of the town of El Mirage, take Mountain View Road north to enter the El Mirage OHV Recreation Area. A sign located at this intersection will direct you to the recreation area.

If you are coming from Palmdale, take Palmdale Boulevard eastbound and turn north (left) at 240 th Street . Turn east (right) at Avenue P. At the San Bernardino County line, Avenue P becomes El Mirage Road. Follow El Mirage Road through the town of El Mirage. Just east of the town of El Mirage, take Mountain View Road north to enter the El Mirage OHV Recreation Area. A sign located at the intersection will direct you to the recreation area.

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