El Centro Field Office

Long Term Visitor Areas

Every year, thousands of visitors come to enjoy the natural beauty and recreational opportunities offered at BLM´s Long Term Visitor Areas (LTVAs), where visitors may camp for as long as seven months.

Winter visitors who wish to stay in an LTVA, must purchase a long term permit for $180 or a short visit permit for $40.  The long term permit is valid for the entire season or any part of the season which runs from September 15 to April 15.  The short visit permit is valid for 14 consecutive days with the option to purchase an unlimited quantity of additional permits.  Both permits are valid in any of the designated LTVAs. Click on the links below for more information on a specific LTVA.


General location map of all 7 LTVAs

El Centro Field Office
(760)337-4400

Palm Springs Field Office
(760) 833-7100

Yuma Field Office
(928)317-3200


Thirty five supplemental rules have been established for the Long Term Visitor Areas and are in addition to rules of conduct set forth in 43 CFR subpart 8365. 

The supplemental rules apply yearlong to all public land users who enter the LTVAs.

View supplemental rules (pdf)

CDD Final Interim Supplementary Rules

You are responsible for knowing and obeying all rules and regulations.


Facilities

Telephone

Trash

Dump Station

Water

Restrooms

Hot Spring

 

yes

nearby

nearby

nearby

Tamarisk

 

yes

 

 

 

Pilot Knob

nearby

yes

nearby

nearby

 

Mule Mountain

 

yes

yes

 

yes

Midland

yes

yes

yes

nearby

 

La Posa

yes

yes

yes

limited

yes

Imperial Dam

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes