Friends of El Mirage

Friends of El Mirage

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A great weekend at El Mirage! We were limited to 150 as a new build, but we are already anxiously awaiting next season! Did anyone else happen to take some photos?
#MontanaDodgeBoys #MDB660 #delmagueyracing
Today is Wed, Nov 11th, why does www.elmirage.org, say that the lakebed is still closed on their sight? Below, it says as of Tues the 10th, it's open? Anybody?..........
What is the fine for damaging the Lake Bed doing Donuts and drifting?
Happy Halloween El Mirage friends
Time to shred!!!
Enjoying beautiful day
Stolen Truck, Toy Hauler and Can Am.
Stolen last night from my house. Please message me if you have any info. Has black King Shocks and Simpson Seats with bench in the back. I'm offering a reward. Thank you
Because of the Closures will we get more time on our Annual Pass?
Can we currently have campfires?

Friends of El Mirage is a nonprofit organization that manages the Visitor Center, tortoise habitat, and the El Mirage OHV Recreation Area. To protect the surface of the lakebed- NO drifting or donuts under any circumstances.

Operating as usual

03/09/2022

Good morning from El Mirage OHV Recreation Area.
*** THE LAKEBED IS OPEN ***
Weather today sunny 🌞. Highs around 68. Windy, with a southwest wind 6 to 25 MPH, gusting to 38 MPH.
Tonight mostly clear with areas of blowing dust. Lows around 40. Wind chill values as low as 32. Windy, with a west wind 15 to 23 MPH, gusting to 38 MPH. Have a wonderful Wednesday !

03/08/2022

THE LAKEBED IS OPEN !!

03/06/2022

Good morning from El Mirage OHV Recreation Area.
*** THE LAKEBED IS CURRENTLY CLOSED ***
OHV and Camping are OPEN 🌞
Weather today sunny. Highs around 56. West southwest wind to 11 MPH, gusting to 18 MPH.
Tonight mostly clear. Lows around 28. Wind chill values as low as 22. West wind to 8 MPH, gusting to 13 MPH. Have a wonderful day !!

03/05/2022

Good morning from El Mirage OHV Recreation Area.
*** THE LAKEBED IS CURRENTLY CLOSED ***
OHV and Camping Areas are OPEN.
Weather today partly cloudy with chance of rain and snow. Highs around 51. Windy, with a west southwest wind 16 to 25 MPH, gusting to 40 MPH.
Tonight partly cloudy with isolated showers. Lows around 29. Wind chill values as low as 20. West wind 9 to 15 MPH, gusting to 24 MPH. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.
Have a safe Saturday!!

2022 California OHV Grant Application - Public Review 03/04/2022

2022 California OHV Grant Application - Public Review

Friends of El Mirage is inviting the public to comment on its preliminary grant applications to the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle (OHMVR) Division to help manage off-highway vehicle recreation opportunities on public lands.

This year’s grant applications include funding requested for a Ground Operations project. Please click the link to learn more.

2022 California OHV Grant Application - Public Review The Friends of El Mirage is inviting the public to comment on its preliminary grant application to the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle (OHMVR) Division to help manage off-highway vehicle recreation opportunities on public lands. This year’s grant applications include funding reque...

03/04/2022

Good morning from El Mirage OHV Recreation Area.

***THE LAKEBED IS CURRENTLY CLOSED***

OHV and Camping Areas are OPEN.
Weather today partly cloudy. Highs around 57. Windy, with a south southwest wind 10 to 20 MPH, gusting to 31 MPH.
Tonight partly cloudy. Lows around 35. Wind chill values as low as 24. West southwest wind 11 to 18 MPH, gusting to 28 MPH.

03/02/2022

Good morning from El Mirage OHV Recreation Area. THE LAKEBED IS OPEN......
Weather today mostly sunny. Highs around 80. South southeast wind to 5 MPH, gusting to 10 MPH.
Tonight mostly clear. Lows around 43. South southwest wind to 6 MPH, gusting to 12 MPH.
Have a wonderful Wednesday 🌞

02/28/2022

Good morning from El Mirage OHV Recreation Area. THE LAKEBED IS OPEN 🌞
Weather today sunny. Highs around 72. West southwest wind to 11 MPH, gusting to 18 MPH.
Tonight clear. Lows around 40. East northeast wind to 6 MPH, gusting to 11 MPH.
Have a great Monday !!

Timeline photos 02/25/2022

Timeline photos

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02/25/2022

Good morning from El Mirage OHV Recreation Area. THE LAKEBED IS OPEN 🌞
Weather today sunny. Highs around 55. West wind to 9 MPH, gusting to 15 MPH
Tonight clear with areas of frost. Lows around 27. Wind chill values as low as 21. North northeast wind to 7 MPH, gusting to 12 MPH.
Have a great Friday !

02/24/2022
02/23/2022

Good morning from El Mirage OHV Recreation Area. THE LAKEBED IS OPEN !!
Weather today mostly sunny. Highs around 45. West southwest wind to 19 MPH, gusting to 29 MPH.
Tonight mostly clear. Lows around 25. Wind chill values as low as 20. Northwest wind 7 to 15 MPH, gusting to 24 MPH.

Photos from Friends of El Mirage's post 02/22/2022

We had a busy weekend here at El Mirage OHV Recreation Area. Please share your photos from this weekend with us. Hope you all had a great time...

Photos from Friends of El Mirage's post 02/19/2022

It's a busy but beautiful Saturday. Have a fun day !

02/19/2022

Welcome friends ! This is Raider coming out for the weekend. Be safe and have a wonderful time out here.

Timeline photos 02/18/2022

El Mirage OHV Recreation Area has many of these same rules. We want you to have a good time and be safe as well. Remember NO HELMET NO RIDE- NO DOUBLE RIDING. Thank you for being our guest and following the guidelines for the area. Have a wonderful Presidents weekend !!! Please take all your trash with you we are a PACK IN PACK OUT area.

Presidents Day Weekend is typically busy for off-highway vehicle enthusiasts. Make sure you recreate responsibly by following these helpful tips:

✔ Do wear the proper protective riding gear such as a helmet, long sleeve shirt, gloves, boots, eye protection, knee and elbow protection (when appropriate), and long pants.
❌Don’t ride without wearing appropriate safety gear, which could help prevent injury.
✔ Do ride in groups - make sure you travel with at least three or more.
❌Don’t ride alone! If one rider is hurt, someone can stay with the rider while the other one gets help.
✔ Do follow signs and stay on designated trails. Remember, wildlife has the right-of-way.
❌Don’t ride off-trail, or make your own trails, or disregard signs.
✔ Do clean up after yourself and pack out or throw away your trash. Leave no trace behind!
❌Don’t litter. If you see trash, help us keep our parks clean by either throwing it away or packing it out.
✔ Do go slow through the water. First, have everyone roll down their windows, especially if you have power windows, in case of an emergency evacuation. Never underestimate the strength of a “mild” current.
❌Don’t rush into water. This can be very dangerous and costly to your vehicle. You risk hydro-locking your motor, shock cooling your components, and forcing water into critical components.

You can find additional OHV safety tips at Parks.ca.gov/SafetyTips

02/18/2022

Good morning from El Mirage OHV Recreation Area. THE LAKEBED IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.
OHV and Camping are OPEN 🌞

Weather today mostly sunny. Highs around 64. South southeast wind to 9 MPH, gusting to 16 MPH.
Tonight mostly clear. Lows around 36. East northeast wind to 5 MPH, gusting to 10 MPH.
Have a great weekend !!

02/16/2022

Good morning from the El Mirage OHV Recreation Area.

*THE LAKEBED IS CURRENTLY CLOSED*
The OHV area and Camping Areas are OPEN.

Weather today mostly sunny. Highs around 61. West wind to 9 MPH, gusting to 16 MPH.
Tonight clear. Lows around 32. Southwest wind to 8 MPH, gusting to 15 MPH. Have a great day.

02/14/2022

Friends of El Mirage Invites the Public to Discuss OHV Grant Applications 2022

It's GRANT TIME!! On Thursday, February 17, 2022 Friends of El Mirage will discuss our plans for the upcoming 2022 California OHV grants cycle.

From 4:00PM-4:45PM, we will hold a virtual meeting via Zoom for YOU, the public, to provide input regarding projects you would like to see FOEM pursue under the OHV grants program.

Please bring your ideas to share with us during this virtual meeting. Click the link below for the Zoom or Call In information.

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http://elmirage.org/index.php/news/archive/184-friends-of-el-mirage-invites-the-public-to-discuss-ohv-grant-applications-2022

Friends of El Mirage Invites the Public to Discuss OHV Grant Applications 2022 On Thursday, February 17, 2022 Friends of El Mirage (FOEM) will discuss its plans for the 2022 California OHV grants cycle. From 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM, we will hold a virtual video meeting via Zoom for the public to provide input regarding projects they would like to see FOEM pursue under the OHV grants...

02/14/2022

Hey Friends of El Mirage OHV Recreation Area please save the date for our Friends Of Jawbone and their clean up day. We are hoping to have our clean up day this Fall so be on the lookout for more information to follow. We thank you for all your support !

Register now for our Annual Moose Anderson Day!
https://my.jawbone.org/index.php/moose-anderson-2022

02/14/2022

Good morning from El Mirage OHV Recreation Area. THE LAKEBED IS OPEN.....
Weather today mostly sunny 🌞. Highs around 76. Southwest wind to 16 MPH, gusting to 25 MPH.
Tonight mostly clear. Lows around 39. Wind chill values as low as 39. Southwest wind 6 to 11 MPH. Have a great week !

02/14/2022

Hope everyone has a safe and wonderful day.

Todays weather is mostly sunny. Highs 75 to 80. Light winds becoming west 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph in the afternoon.

02/12/2022

Good Morning Friends
Todays weather is mostly sunny. Highs 72 to 77. Areas of winds east 15 mph. Gusts to 25 mph...Becoming 30 mph in the afternoon.

Lake is open!
Hope everyone has a wonderful and safe weekend.

Wind Skating in the Desert | El Mirage Dry Lake Bed | 4K Drone Footage 02/11/2022

Wind Skating in the Desert | El Mirage Dry Lake Bed | 4K Drone Footage

Great Drone footage of Wind Skating on the Lakebed.

Wind Skating in the Desert | El Mirage Dry Lake Bed | 4K Drone Footage

El Mirage Off-Highway Vehicle Area | Dry Lake Bed in SoCal 02/11/2022

El Mirage Off-Highway Vehicle Area | Dry Lake Bed in SoCal

Fun video we found about El Mirage OHV Recreation Area....

El Mirage Off-Highway Vehicle Area | Dry Lake Bed in SoCal El Mirage Dry Lake, or the “El Mirage Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area,” is a 6-mile long dry lake bed located in the Mojave Desert on the western edge of San ...

CORVA - Home 02/11/2022

CORVA - Home

CORVA - Home

02/11/2022

Good morning from El Mirage OHV Recreation Area. THE LAKEBED IS OPEN 🌞

Weather today sunny. Highs around 77. Southwest wind to 9 MPH, gusting to 15 MPH.
Tonight clear. Lows around 40. East northeast wind to 6 MPH.
Have a great Friday !!

02/09/2022

Welcome Rocko to El Mirage OHV Recreation Area. Beautiful day out here today 🌞

02/09/2022

Good morning from El Mirage OHV Recreation Area. THE LAKEBED IS OPEN 🌞

Weather today sunny. Highs around 73. West wind 4 to 13 MPH, gusting to 22 MPH.
Tonight mostly clear. Lows around 40. Northeast wind to 8 MPH, gusting to 14 MPH.
Have a great Wednesday.

02/07/2022
02/07/2022

Good morning from El Mirage OHV Recreation Area. THE LAKEBED IS OPEN....
Weather today sunny 🌞. Highs around 65. North northwest wind to 13 MPH, gusting to 22 MPH.
Tonight clear. Lows around 36. Northeast wind to 7 MPH, gusting to 12 MPH.
Have a great Monday.

02/05/2022

Hello Friends please be on the look out for two lost dogs. Two black shepard mix. Please call VC if anyone has information (760)388-4411. Thank you.

Photos from Friends of El Mirage's post 02/05/2022

Just some of the activities we see at El Mirage OHV Recreation Area. Would you like to share any of your pictures from the area?? We would love to see them....

02/05/2022

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El Mirage Off Highway Vehicle Park

OHV park in El Mirage, CA is a Federal Park owned by BLM, and operated on behalf of Friends of El Mirage (FOEM). The park is open all year long, but the lakebed will close when wet due to rain. We update closures on our answering machine, online, and on our social media sites.

The Visitor Center is open 7 days a week from 8:00am-4:30 pm, this is one location where you may purchase a pass in order to stay in the park. FOEM staff can assist you in purchasing a pass. We accept cash and credit. You may also purchase a pass at anytime at the kiosk located in front of the Visitors Center, kiosk DOES NOT give change.

Passes are as follows;

Daily Pass $15 (good from day of purchase until noon the next day) Weekly Pass $30 (good for seven consecutive days from date of purchase) Seasonal Pass $90 (season runs from Oct 1 through Sep 30).

Videos (show all)

Dust Devils on the Lakebed
American Pickers
SCTA event
And the winner for the Facebook Giveaway t-shirt is •••Christie William Cedarstaff!!!Congratulations 🎉 please Dm to clai...
Make sure to checkout our giveaway post to win a free t-shirt and make sure to TAG 3 friends
Happy 80th Birthday to Friends of El Mirage president, Ed Waldheim.
Ralph is out enjoying the fallen Willow blossoms while it's cool out.
Wow, Ralph and Murphy are actually sharing and not fighting 😊
Big D is a spiderweb magnet.

Location

Telephone

Address


20471 Mountain View Rd
El Mirage, CA
92301

General information

OHV park in El Mirage, CA is a Federal Park owned by BLM, and operated on behalf of Friends of El Mirage (FOEM). The park is open all year long, but the lakebed will close when wet due to rain. We update closures on our answering machine, online, and on our social media sites.
The Visitor Center is open 7 days a week from 8:00am-4:30 pm, this is one location where you may purchase a pass in order to stay in the park. FOEM staff can assist you in purchasing a pass. We accept cash and credit. You may also purchase a pass at anytime at the kiosk located in front of the Visitors Center, kiosk DOES NOT give change.
Passes are as follows;
Daily Pass $15 (good from day of purchase until noon the next day) Weekly Pass $30 (good for seven consecutive days from date of purchase) Seasonal Pass $90 (season runs from Oct 1 through Sep 30).

NO drifting and or donuts on the lakebed. Under NO circumstances. Fines can be up to $10,000.
Camping is allowed in the park, but camping is limited to no more than 14 consecutive days, after that you would need to leave the park for 35 days before you can return. Further information on the rules and regulations on camping is available at the Visitor Center, the FOEM staff would be more than happy to assist you.

"In keeping a positive experience for our followers and the public, we reserve the right to take down photos, comments and other material deemed "revolting” by the staff of FOEM. This includes, but is not limited to, vulgar language, disturbing photos, angry or aggressive behavior toward fellow followers, links or comments containing sexually explicit content material, attacks on a specific group or any comments meant to harass, threaten or abuse an individual. If someone persists in offensive behavior or continually violates any of our rules, we will block or ban that person from further participation in this group. So please, just remember to respect each other. " ~ Friends of El Mirage.

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Sunday 8:30am - 4:30pm