Dumont Dunes Ohv Area

Bureau of Land Management, California.


Dumont Dunes at Sunrise 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 AllTerrain Vehicles (ATVs), motorcycles, dune buggies, sand rails, Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTVs), and camping. This area also offers a scenic tour, along a nonwilderness 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.

The vegetation here consists of creosote scrub, some annual grasses, and wildflowers in the spring.

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Know Before You Go

Fees and Camping

Dumont Dunes Dumont Dunes 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 . Holidays include: Halloween week, Thanksgiving week, New Years week, the week around MLK weekend, and the week around President’s Day weekend. If you have questions about specific days, please contact the BLM Barstow Field Office.

Camping is permitted anywhere within the open area of Dumont, but is limited to a maximum of 14 consecutive days.

Off-Highway Vehicle Use

The following partial list of regulations and tips should help OHV users and other recreationists appreciate and enjoy the use of these public lands.

Dumont Dunes Staging Area

Camping and Staging Area (above).

Nearby Activities


The Open Area is located south of the Amargosa River and east of Highway 127, about 31 miles north of Baker, California. There are two ways of getting to the dunes. The Little Dunes staging and camping area is directly off Highway 127, conveniently located for immediate staging. One mile north of here, just off Highway 127, is Dumont Road, a dirt road which follows and crosses the river, leading to the main field of large dunes.

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