An aerial photo of a holding facility

Ridgecrest Regional Wild Horse and Burro Corrals

Established in 1982, through cooperation with the China Lake Naval Weapons Station and Death Valley National Park, this facility supports wild horse and burro management activities throughout the three-state region of Southern California, Nevada and Arizona.  There are twenty-two wild horse and burro herd management areas located throughout California.

At this facility, captured animals are prepared for adoption which includes vaccinations, deworming, blood tests and freezemarking.  On an average year, the corrals will prepare more than 1,000 animals.  

The corral facility sits on 57 acres of Navy withdrawn and BLM lands just four-miles east of Ridgecrest CA., on the Randsburg-Wash Road off California Highway 178.  The facility is available for individual and group tours and has a nice little dirt perimeter road allowing the motorist a quality view of the animals. Adoptions are done by appointment only.  From June to August, animals can be loaded only in the mornings due to summer temperatures.  Completed applications can be emailed or faxed to our office.

Contact us for more information about the Wild Horse and Burro program or to make an adoption appointment.   

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Contact Information

Ridgecrest Regional Wild Horse and Burro Corrals
Randsburg-Wash Road
Ridgecrest, CA

Telephone: 760-384-5765
Toll-free:  800-951-8720
Fax:  760-384-5767

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Closed on federal holidays