The Lakebed is Closed!

Please help preserve the playa's surface by not riding on the lakebed when wet! 



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.


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.

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management is holding several public meetings to provide input in the development of off-highway vehicle grant proposals for submission to the California State Parks, Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division. Proposed grant applications are currently being prepared by the BLM for the FY 2017-18 grant cycle.    
The OHMVR Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program supports well-managed off-highway vehicle recreation in California by providing financial assistance to cities, counties, districts, federal agencies (including the BLM), state agencies, educational institutions, federally recognized Native American Tribes and nonprofit entities. The BLM applies for grants from the California Department of Parks and Recreation OHMVR Division each year to help fund and coordinate its OHV program. The grants support OHV management activities such as law enforcement, resource protection, planning and monitoring, visitor services and maintenance on BLM lands throughout the state. 
Public meetings will be held at the locations, dates and times listed below.  
Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 4:30 - 6 p.m.
Palm Springs Field Office
1201 Bird Center Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 4:30 - 6 p.m.
Barstow Field Office
2601 Barstow Road
Barstow, CA 92311
Thursday, Jan. 25, from 5 - 6 p.m.
Ridgecrest Field Office
300 South Richmond Road
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
Friday, Feb. 9, from 5 - 8 p.m.
Needles Field Office
1303 S. Highway 95
Needles, CA  92363
Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 12:00 – 2:30 p.m. 
El Centro Field Office
1661 S. 4th Street
El Centro, CA 92243
Preliminary applications must be submitted to OHMVR no later than March 5. Preliminary applications will be available on the division website at, for additional public review and comment from March 6 through April 2. The website will provide detailed instructions for accessing the preliminary applications and submitting comments. Public comments should be submitted to both the OHMVR and to the appropriate BLM Field Office by April 2.
As stewards the BLM manages public lands for the benefit of current and future generations, supporting conservation in pursue of its multiple-use mission. For further information, please contact Stephen Razo, BLM Public Affairs Officer, 951-697-5217, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

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