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Ivanpah Dry Lake


Ivanpah Dry Lake flooded by localy heavy rains

As of Aug 18th 2014:

East and West sides of Ivanpah Dry Lake are both "CLOSED" to wind powered recreational activity, due to heavy local rains.  Please check back here or call the Hotline at 760-326-7030 for updates on conditions.

Recreationist throughout the world travel to Ivanpah Dry Lake's expansive open spaces to play! International championship land sailing competitions, archery, kite buggying, and world championship disc throwing are just some of the activities this dry lake is used for. The lake is located along I-15 at the California/Nevada border (Primm, Nevada). Nearby hotel/casinos, restaurants, shopping mall and golf course makes this a favorite place for wind-powered recreationist and their families. 
 
Ivanpah Dry Lake is open for non-motorized activities only.  Any commercial, competitive, or organized group activities required a special recreation permit. Please call (760)326-7003 for more information.   

Greenbird Breaking the wind powerd land speed record.  Photo courtesy of Richard Jenkins


 

Ivanpah Dry Lake Stipulations
(Rules of the road)

Area Map  


The NEEDLES FIELD OFFICE
(760) 326-7000


Casual use permits are no longer required for wind powered recreation on Ivanpah Dry Lake. 


Download the rules of the road, map, and courtesy parking passes from this site.

 

Contact The Ivanpah Hotline 
Call 760-326-7030 for current conditions.

 


NOAA Wind Forecast


NEW WORLD LAND SAILING SPEED RECORD

On the morning of March 26th 2009, The Greenbird piloted by Richard Jenkins smashed the world land speed record for wind powered vehicles, recording a run clocked at 126.1 mph.

For more information on the current record holder and a video of the run see the Greenbird web site


Bureau of Land Management
Needles Field Office
1303 S. Hwy 95
Needles, CA 92363
Phone: (760) 326-7000
Fax: (760) 326-7099
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., M-F
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