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Know Before You Go

Fire Restrictions: Central Coast Field Office annually implements a fire season vehicle use restriction.  Beginning April 15, the annual grasslands of the Panoche, Tumey, and Ciervo Hills are closed to vehicle use with some authorized exceptions.  The vehicle use restriction is usually lifted around the middle of October.

Shooting Restrictions: No shooting allowed within 100 yards of any developed area.  Hunters must abide by all California Department of Fish and Wildlife Regulations.  Certain types of firearms and ammunition are prohibited on public lands so contact the BLM Law Enforcement Rangers at (831) 582-2200 for specific information.

There are no BLM Public Lands administered by the Hollister Field Office within 150 miles of San Francisco that are publicly accessible for target shooting. We suggest visiting the National Shooting Sports Foundation website to find a range that is open to the public or visit the Santa Clara County Field Sports Park Shooting Range in San Jose that is managed by the County of Santa Clara. 

Vehicle Restrictions: Vehicles must stay on designated routes and respect private property and gates.  The Panoche, Tumey, and Ciervo Hills are closed to motorcycles (street legal included) and ATV's.

Camping: No camping within 200 yards of any wildlife watering improvement.  There is a 14-day camping limit within any 28-day period.  Park within 15 feet (roughly one vehicle length) of any roadway when camping or leaving a vehicle unattended.  Keep all refuse contained in dumpsters or receptacles provided or pack out your garbage bags when you leave.  Remember your shovel for both personal sanitation and fire prevention purposes.  There is no dumping of sewer or petroleum products.  Dumping of grey water from RV's is allowed as long as you don't contaminate any standing water.  Remember to always Tread Lightly.

Other Restrictions: Please refer to the web pages for Clear Creek, the Panoche Hills and Tumey Hills and Fort Ord National Monument for other restrictions or safety information specific to those areas.

Bureau of Land Management
Central Coast Field Office
940 2nd Avenue
Marina, CA 93933
Phone: (831) 582-2200
Fax: (831) 582-2266
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., M-F
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