Friends of El Mirage
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Call (760) 388-4411 for information about lake bed conditions, cost of entrance and Visitor Center hours.

Or visit the BLM's official page for El Mirage Dry Lake Bed.

Follow Friends of El Mirage on Facebook for more information, updates, and lakebed closures.


Obtaining a 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.


For 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.

What's New at The El Mirage Visitors Center PDF Print E-mail

Keep an eye on this article for new merchandise at the El Mirage Visitors Center.

We now have youth helmet sets for sale in the El Mirage Visitor Center. Each set includes a helmet, visor, goggles, and gloves.

We also have El Mirage hats, t-shirts, and stickers.


Public Invited to Provide Input for Rasor Off-Highway Vehicle Area Management Plan PDF Print E-mail

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Barstow Field Office, announced today dates, times, and locations of public meetings to allow public input in the development of the Rasor Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area Management Plan.

The goal of public input is to assess a variety of issues and proposed solutions. Comments and concerns regarding land use, off-highway vehicle area access, visitor services, off-highway vehicle recreational opportunities, facilities, resource values, and monitoring are welcomed.

FOEM Inviting Public Input on Exhibit Plan PDF Print E-mail

The Friends of El Mirage, in cooperation with the BLM Barstow Field Office are seeking input on an ambitious Exhibit and Facilities upgrade plan. Changes to the facility would include murals, new toilets, new landscaping, a new picnic and BBQ area, and interactive exhibits inside and outside the El Mirage Visitors Center.


To see a full draft of the plan, click here.

For suggestions, support, or questions, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

FOEM Inviting Public Input! PDF Print E-mail

The Friends of El Mirage would like to invite the public to attend our January 13th meeting to discuss possible grant applications for the OHMVR Divisions annual OHV Grant program.

Each year the Friends of El Mirage applies for grants that are used to maintain and restore trails, restroom facilities, campsites and more. We invite the public to bring their ideas for projects they would like to see completed for the area. Projects eligible for OHMVR Division grants funding can include mapping projects, education projects (such as rider training or safety programs), trail building and maintenance projects. camp area projects and more.

Meeting will be held at the El Mirage Visitors Center on January 13th, starting at 9:00 a.m. For more information, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Download the agenda here.

BLM Invites Public to Provide Input for OHV Grant Proposals PDF Print E-mail

In preparation for the upcoming California Department of Parks and Recreations OHMVR division's upcoming grant cycle, the Bureau of Land Management has announced meetings to seek input from the public on proposed grant applications.

The meetings will be held at the locations, dates, and times listed below:

New CTUC Map Apps Available! PDF Print E-mail

The California Trail Users Coalition is pleased to announce that the CTUC’s Angeles National Forest and El Mirage Areas map and the San Bernardino National Forest and Barstow BLM map are now available for your iPhone!

The CTUC mobile map apps take the place of our popular paper maps. Enjoy the convenience of consulting your CTUC trail map anywhere, anytime, without adding any extra clutter to your glove compartment!

When used on a GPS-enabled iOS device, the CTUC map apps can display and update your position on the map in real-time as you travel -- even where there is no data service available!

Both CTUC mobile map apps contain helpful and up-to-date information such as OHV and back country rules and regulations, nearby towns with services, local agencies, hospitals and emergency services. Our “Discovery Points” feature includes photos and descriptions for scenic, historic, or otherwise important points of interest on the map, and shows you exactly where they are and how to get there.

The Angeles National Forest and El Mirage Areas map and the San Bernardino National Forest and Barstow BLM maps are available on iTunes for only $2.99 each.


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