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Scenic view of the Otay Wilderness Area

Otay Mountain Wilderness

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Size: 16,893 acres.

Location: San Diego County

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Signs indicating "Wilderness" and "Closed Road" or "Closed Route" are placed at various intervals. Vehicles can be parked outside the wilderness boundary; however, the boundary is set back 30 feet from unmaintained dirt roads and 300 feet on paved roads.
 
Mechanized or motorized vehicles are NOT PERMITTED in a wilderness.
 
Hunting, fishing, and non-commercial trapping are allowed under state and local laws.
 
Pets are allowed, but please keep your pets under control at all times.
 
Horses are permitted, however you may be required to carry feed.
 
Removal, disturbance, or attempting to remove archaeological materials is a felony. Selling, receiving, purchasing, transporting, exchanging or offering to do so is prohibited by law.
 
CAMPING: Camping is permitted, limited to 14 days. After 14 days, campers must relocate at least 25 miles from previous site.
 
Help BLM preserve California's fragile deserts. Please park your vehicle or set up camp in previously disturbed sites.
 
Gathering wood for campfires, when permitted, is limited to dead and down materials. Do not cut live vegetation.
 
The BLM encourages all desert recreationists and travelers exploring public lands, not only within southern California but through the west, to use propylene glycol-based antifreeze/coolant in their touring and recreation vehicles. Proven safer, it will have minimal impacts on the wildlife and the environment should a leak occur.

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