Dove Springs OHV Open Area

From cross-country play in the sandy bowl, to steep hill climbs, the Dove Springs OHV Open Area offers over 5,000 acres of open-use public land for you to enjoy. The “Dove Springs Bowl” is a great starting point for exploring the hundreds of miles of trail riding opportunities available in this region.

The entire OHV area and surrounding public lands are open to primitive camping. Dove Springs has numerous camping and OHV staging/off-loading areas.

Outside of the OHV Area and within the Jawbone-Butterbredt Area of Critical Environmental Concern, (ACEC), motorized vehicle use is restricted to a specific designated road and trail network. All cross-country travel is prohibited in these areas, and the designated routes are marked with brown trail markers. You may only use the designated route network–all other trails are closed–even if you don’t see a red closed sign.

You can find this OHV Open Area via sections H-7 and H-8 with the Jawbone Canyon OHV Map.

Dedicated to Ed Waldheim

Founder of the Friends of Jawbone (FOJ)

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Bureau of Land Management
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Crystal Geyser
Kern County Search and Rescue

Peak Productions
West Best Pizza
Mojave Off Road Adventures
Jawbone Canyon Store
Fun Time ATV Rentals

Jawbone Channel
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Crystal Geyser
Doug and Katie Varner

Indian Wells Brewery
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