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Clear Creek Management Area (CCMA) 

Clear Creek Management Area in Snow
Clear Creek Management Area in Snow (BLM photo)

Clear Creek Management Area Map

The Clear Creek Management Area is a 75,000 acre area in San Benito and Fresno Counties that contains 63,000 acres of public lands.  Within the 63,000 acres of public land there is the 30,000 acre Serpentine Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) and the 9,700 acre Condon Peak Zone.  Depending on your itinerary, one or more permits will be required to visit the Clear Creek Management Area.

Automotive access to the Clear Creek Management Area, including the Condon Peak Zone, requires a $5 vehicle use permit* for each vehicle.  There is no limit to the number of this type of permit that can be issued to an individual per year. Beginning August 27, 2014 this permit can be acquired at the Recreation.gov.  This permit allows a vehicle access to designated open routes within the Clear Creek Management Area for one week. Permits will no longer be available for purchase at the Hollister Field Office

Access to the Serpentine Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) is accomplished by obtaining a free Serpentine ACEC access permit* for each person in addition to the vehicle use permit; each person is limited to 5 permits per year.  This permit allows individuals to enter the Serpentine ACEC for one day.  There is no camping or overnight use in the Serpentine ACEC.  Beginning August 27, 2014 this permit can be acquired at the Recreation.gov. Permits will no longer be available for purchase at the Hollister Field Office after close of business August 26, 2014.

*A service fee is charged by Recreation.gov for each permit that is processed.

Clear Creek Management Area
Planning Documents

Sub Units of CCMA

Condon Peak
Condon Peak

Serpentine ACEC
Serpentine ACEC

Joaquin Rocks
Joaquin Rocks


From Hollister take State Highway 25 south approximately 12.5 miles south of Pinnacles National Park.  Turn east (left) onto Coalinga Road. Clear Creek Road intersects Coalinga Road approximately 16 miles from the State Highway 25 and Coalinga Road junction.  

From King City take Bitterwater Road east to State Highway 25.  Turn north (left) onto State Highway 25 and continue 2 miles to Coalinga Road.  Turn east (right) onto Coalinga Road.  Clear Creek Road intersects Coalinga Road approximately 16 miles from the State Highway 25 and Coalinga Road junction. 

From Coalinga take Gale Avenue west which turns into Derrick Avenue.  Turn west (left) on Los Gatos Creek Road.  Los Gatos Road turns into Coalinga Road at the Fresno County line.  Clear Creek Road is on the right after 30 miles.

Bureau of Land Management
Hollister Field Office
20 Hamilton Court
Hollister, CA 95023
Phone: (831) 630-5000
Fax: (831) 630-5055
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., M-F
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