Dispersed camping is available at Panoche Hills, although there is no camping within 200 yards of any wildlife watering improvement. You must park within 15 feet (roughly one vehicle length) of any roadway when camping or leaving a vehicle unattended to minimize habitat and vegetation impacts. Please remember to bring a shovel with you for both personal sanitation and fire prevention purposes. There is a 14 day camping limit within any 28-day period.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
- No shooting zone within 150 yards of any developed area.
- There is no night hunting.
- Vehicles are restricted to designated routes.
- OHV’s are prohibited.
From Interstate-5, take the Mercy Hot Springs exit County Road J-1/Little Panoche Road. Continue west past the Little Panoche detention dam. In 8 miles, you will see a BLM sign on the left indicating the entrance to the Panoche Hills.