The Trona Pinnacles is one of the most unusual geological features in the California Desert Conservation Area. The unusual landscape consists of more than 500 tufa spires, some as high as 140 feet, rising from the bed of the Searles Lake. The pinnacles vary in size and shape from short and squat to tall and thin, and are composed primarily of calcium carbonate (tufa) that formed underwater. They now sit isolated and slowly crumbling away near the south end of the valley, surrounded by many square miles of flat, dried mud and with stark mountain ranges at either side.
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Filming Permits

The Ridgecrest Resource Area contains many popular film locations on public lands. These areas include the Trona Pinnacles, Cuddeback Dry Lake, Jawbone Canyon, Dove Springs, Spangler Hills, and the Olancha Dunes, to name a few. 

The BLM and the Ridgecrest Film Commission are able to provide efficient service to the film community through a cooperative agreement.  The Ridgecrest Film Commission's Homepage provides location photos, information about filming in Ridgecrest, and an on-line application for filming on public lands.