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Supplementary Rules for the Sand Mountain Recreation Area

Know the Rules - it is your responsibility to know that the following regulations are enforced at Sand Mountain Recreation Area:

Sec. 2 - Other Restrictions on Recreation Use

a. At Sand Mountain, you must camp only in the area designated for that purpose. The designated camping area is:  Mt. Diablo Meridian T. 17 N., R. 32 E., Sec. 28 SW1/4:

b. You must not camp on any other public lands within the Sand Mountain Recreation Area, in Sec. 5, T.16N, R.32E, or within three miles of the boundary of the Recreation Area.

c. You must not operate or use any audio equipment, such as a radio, television, musical instrument, or other noise producing device, or motorized equipment, between the hours of 12 A.M. and 6 A.M. in a manner that makes unreasonable noise that disturbs other visitors; or operate or use a public address system without written authorization from the Field Office Manager.

d. Persons using the area will be subject to a user fee.

e. You must not enter, camp, park, or stay longer than one half hour within the Sand Mountain Recreation Area without properly paying required fees.

f. Reserving of camping spaces is prohibited; sites are allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Sec. 3 - Prohibited Acts

You must not:

a. Operate a motorized vehicle in the Recreation Area without the attached safety flag as described under Sec. 1 a. of these supplementary rules;

b. Operate a motorized vehicle in excess of the posted speed limit;

c. Drink an alcoholic beverage, or have in your possession or on your person any open container that contains an alcoholic beverage, while operating in or on a motorized vehicle;

d. Camp outside the designated camping area described in Sec. 2 a. of these supplementary rules;

e. Discharge any firearms, fireworks, or projectiles;

f. Make any unreasonable noise that disturbs other visitors between the hours of 12 A.M. and 6 A.M. as described in Sec. 2 c. of these supplementary rules;

g. Possess or use any glass cup or bottle, empty or not, used for carrying any liquid for drinking purposes outside of enclosed vehicles, or camp trailers.

h. Bring in, dispose of or possess any firewood containing nails, screws, or other metal hardware.

i. Dump gray or wastewater at the Recreation Area directly from a vehicle or trailer. You must empty water and sewage tanks only at legal dumping stations. (The nearest one is presently located in Fallon.)

j. Use Sand Mountain Recreation Area without paying the user fee.

k. Keep animals not on a leash or tied. Animals must be kept on a leash not longer than six feet, whether held by hand or secured to a fixed object, or otherwise physically restricted at all times.

l. Freely roll down the dunes any object that creates a hazard to other users.


Photo of Sand Mountain fee pad.
Visitors may not enter, camp, park, or stay longer than one half hour within the Sand Mountain Recreation Area without properly paying required fees. A fee tube is provided for your use if a BLM staffer is not present at the fee pad.
 
Last updated: 07-31-2008