Jawbone Canyon and Dove Springs Off-Highway Vehicle Areas Information provided by the BLM

These two OHV open areas are available for all forms of cross country motorized vehicle use. They border a limited use area and Red Rock Canyon State Park.

These canyons are part of the Mojave desert, and are the extreme eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada. Very scenic with some nice vista points, the canyons are popular areas for open wheeling.

Jawbone Canyon is located about 20 miles north of Mojave on highway 14. Dove Canyon is about 5 miles north, by Red Rock Canyon State Park.


Camping is permitted anywhere in the open area, but is limited to a maximum of 14 days.

The draining of holding tanks is prohibited.

Green Sticker OHV registration is mandatory for ALL vehicles which are not "street legal".

Vehicles must have legal headlights and taillights if they are used at night.

All commercial or competitive OHV use requires a permit.

These OHV areas are home to the Desert Tortoise. Collecting tortoise is prohibited. Please avoid handling or disturbing these desert creatures.

Pack out all garbage and litter, keep the area clean for your next visit.

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