Friends of Jawbone News

2024 California OHV Grant Applications Open for Public Review

2024 California OHV Grant Applications Open for Public Review Published: March 5, 2024. The Friends of Jawbone is inviting the public to comment on its preliminary grant application to the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle (OHMVR) Division to help manage off-highway vehicle recreation opportunities on public lands. This year’s

Jawbone Visitor Center Is Open

Come Visit the Jawbone Station Visitor Center!

We welcome you to visit the Jawbone Station Visitor Center, open from 8:30am-4:00pm. Get your maps, books, t-shirts, “Keep Kern Clean” bags, Campfire Permits, and CA nonresident OHV Permits all at our top of the line Gift Shop. Stop by and grab a Friends of Jawbone sweater to stay warm! Begin your tour of the Eastern Kern County area at Jawbone Station, located on Highway 14, just 20 miles north of Mojave. The station provides information, maps, books, and other services to off-roaders, tourists, hikers, bikers, and equestrians.

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Monthly Stakeholder Meetings

Friends of Jawbone hosts monthly stakeholder meetings on the third Wednesday of each month at 9:00 AM. These stakeholder meetings are held at the BLM Jawbone Station Visitor Center, located at 28111 Jawbone Canyon Road, off of Highway 14, 20 miles north of Mojave. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Regular participants include representatives of: Kern County Supervisors, Kern County Sheriff, Kern County Board of Trade, BLM’s Ridgecrest Field Office, California City, Red Rock Canyon State Park, Honda Proving Center, and the Jawbone Station Staff.

See full article for an active meeting schedule.

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Dedicated to Ed Waldheim

Man standing next to dirt bike

Founder of the Friends of Jawbone (FOJ)

Friends of Jawbone is a non-profit corporation under section 501(c)(3). If you or your business would like to support Friends of Jawbone, please click here.

Special Thanks To:

Please join us in thanking our Supporters:

Shaw Charitable Fund


Please join us in thanking the sponsors of our 26th Moose Anderson Day:

Bureau of Land Management

CarMax Foundation
Mojave Gold

Need to Find Your Way?

Check out our selection of OHV Trail Maps, spanning the entirety of California. Available in both printed and digital formats!

Popular OHV Areas and Routes near Jawbone Canyon

For the very best in OHV Recreation in Jawbone, see our collection of the most popular trails and OHV areas for all kinds of outdoor enthusiasts.

Planning a Trip?

Make sure to make the most of your next trip with our helpful pages on everything you should know before you go.

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