Size: 22,046 acres.
Location: San Bernardino County ; 4 miles north of Baker, California (Note: Boundary set backs from roads or trails are 30 to 300 feet)
Area Description : A gentle bajada interlaced with washes slopes to the west toward Silver Dry Lake. To the east, low rolling hills lead to the Turquoise Mountains, a gentle range with smooth ridges and rounded peaks. Elevations range from 300 feet on the west to a central summit of 3,122 feet. The Hollow Hills Wilderness contains plains, hills and alluvial fans typical of the California desert. Desert tortoise and Mojave fringe-toed lizard have been seen here. Creosote, desert holly and scale scrub plant communities prevail throughout this area.
Getting There : Access this wilderness from State Highway 127.
Nonfederal Lands: Private lands may lie within the wilderness area. Please respect the land owner and do not use these lands without permission.
Additional Information :
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.
Pet 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 archaelogical 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.
- Desert Access Guide:
- Irwin - #8
- New York Mountains - #9
- USGS 7.5 Quadrangle Maps:
- Halloran Springs
- North of Baker
- Turquoise Mountain
Barstow Field Office
California Desert District
Go to BLM Wilderness List