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Dune camps in the distance.  Photo:  Imperial Valley Press

Dunes Fees. Visitors to the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area are required to pay a recreation fee. Click here to find out how to save money when you buy your permit.

 T-shirt vendor at the dunes.  Photo:  BLM Vendor Permits. Businesses wishing to sell their products at the dunes require a vending permit.  Click here to learn more about permit requirements, fees and how to apply.
 Night shot of Oldsmobile Hill.    Photo:  Gerd Ludwig Film Permits. Commercial use photography (motion and still) requires a permit. Blackout dates occur during certain holiday periods. Click here to learn more about any restrictions, the fees associated with this permit and how to apply.
 Participant signing in at an organized event.  Photo:  BLM Special Recreation Permits.  Planning a wedding, customer appreciation day, racing event or any other organized group activity? You'll need to apply for a Special Recreation Permit. Click here to find out how.