Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area


Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area. Over 80,000 acres of magnificent desert are open for off-road exploration and recreation within the boundaries portrayed on this map are operated by California State Parks. Outside the boundaries, to the south and east, large tracts of BLM land (U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management) are also open to off-highway vehicles. The western boundary and part of the northern boundary connect with the half-million acre Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, which is closed to off-road recreation, but open to exploration by highway-legal vehicles along established primitive roads.


Ocotillo Wells OHV area is located between Ana Borrego State Park on the west and the Salton Sea on the east. Easiest access from the LA basin is to proceed east on I-10 to Palm Springs, south on 86 to to the 78 west.

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Past Trips:

Ocotillo Wells January 5-8, 2012

Ocotillo Wells April 23, 2005

General Information:

Most visitors ride motorcycles or ATVs, drive sand rails or tour the area in four-wheel drive vehicles. Rangers often lead vehicle tours on weekend mornings. Check the nearest bulletin board, or visit the Ranger Station to find out about current activities. Ask to have your name placed on the park mailing list. You will receive issues of the Friends Of Ocotillo Wells Newsletter which includes special events, activities, and general information to help keep you involved with your park.

RV parks in the area:

http://westshoresrvpark.com 30/50amp hook up, Water and Sewer, On Site Propane, Clean restrooms with free showers, Horseshoes, Group Camping, Tent Camping

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