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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Recreation

Juniper Dunes

Spokane District  |  WA

Season Dates:  1/1 - 12/31

Fees:  none

Juniper Dunes consists of three adjoining areas comprising a total of approximately 19,600 acres. Each area has different use regulations:

  • Juniper Dunes Wilderness - The 7,100-acre wilderness area, designated in 1984, is fenced. Motorized and mechanized use (including bicycles and game carts) is strictly prohibited within the wilderness area.
  • OHV "Open" Area - A 3,920-acre off-highway vehicle (OHV) area is designated as "Open" to OHV use. Cross-country travel is permissible throughout the "Open" area.
  • ACEC - Lastly, within the 8,620-acre Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC), currently motorized travel is limited to existing routes - to protect natural resources no off-route travel is allowed.
Outside of the wilderness area, the primary recreational activity at Juniper Dunes is OHV use in the "Open" area. Other associated uses include picnicking and camping, and some hiking, horseback riding, and hunting are done as well. Helmets, safety flags on whip masts, and current state registration and tabs/stickers are required on all OHVs. Although Juniper Dunes is open to the public, portions of Peterson Road (the only access road into the area) are privately owned. Public access is contingent on the willingness of adjacent landowners to permit the public to cross their property to reach the BLM public lands. The BLM, Franklin County, and various other partners are working to establish formal public access into Juniper Dunes.

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Activities:

Watchable WildlifeHuntingOff-Highway VehicleHikingMountain BikingHorse Back RidingCamping

Facilities:

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Directions:

Contact Information

1103 N Fancher Road
Spokane, WA 99212
509-536-1200

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