The BLM implements online pass purchase option for Dumont Dunes and El Mirage off-highway vehicle recreation areas


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OHV on the dunes

BARSTOW, Calif. —The Bureau of Land Management Barstow Field Office is implementing a convenient online visitor pass purchase option for Dumont Dunes and El Mirage off-highway vehicle recreation areas in San Bernardino County. Passes will be available on on June 30. Fee amounts for passes remain the same and include a small transaction fee for online purchase.

“The BLM is committed to providing the public with a convenient and COVID-19 safe online option to purchase passes for use of BLM-managed off-highway vehicle recreation areas,” said Acting Field Manager Brian Croft, Barstow Field Office.

The transaction fees for online purchase of recreation passes for Dumont Dunes and El Mirage off-highway vehicle areas are included in the fee, and the entire pass price goes to the operation and maintenance of each off-highway vehicle recreation area. Passes will still be available for purchase through traditional methods, including on-site fee machines, at the BLM Barstow Field Office, and through partners such as Friends of El Mirage and retail outlets located in southern California and Nevada. provides a convenient one-stop shop for the public to make reservations for recreation areas, facilities, purchase passes, and recreation activities including camping, day-use sites, tours, and permits. Transaction fees cover operational expenses including employee salaries, website maintenance, and transaction costs.

The BLM is authorized to charge recreation fees for facilities and services on BLM-managed land under the Federal Lands and Recreation Enhancement Act. The Dumont Dunes Off-highway Vehicle Recreation Area season pass (Oct. 1-Sept. 30) is $90 non-holiday, $120 with holidays, and a weekly pass is $30. The El Mirage Off-highway Vehicle Recreation Area season pass is $90, a weekly pass is $30, and a daily pass (valid till noon the next day) is $15. The BLM manages recreation as part of its multiple-use mission.

Please visit Dumont Dunes OHV Area and El Mirage OHV Area for more information.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.