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"Jawbone Canyon OHV Park" Cantil Things to Do Tip by Yaqui

Cantil Things to Do: 7 reviews and 19 photos


Jawbone OHV Area offers over 7,000 acres of open-use public land where you can ride.

Straight from the BLM web site BLMSERVICES: The nearest medical facilities are located in the city of Ridgecrest at the Ridgecrest Regional Hospital at 760-446-3551, and the Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster at 661-949-5000. BLM Rangers also frequently patrol the OHV area to offer assistance and information.

STAGING AND CAMPING AREAS: The entire OHV area and surrounding public lands are open to primitive camping. Within Jawbone Canyon itself, there are a number of excellent primitive camping sites and OHV staging/off-loading areas.

Please help BLM preserve California's fragile deserts by parking your vehicles or setting up camp in previously disturbed sites.

TRAIL RIDING OUTSIDE THE OHV AREA: 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 do not see a red closed sign. If you plan on riding in these areas, obtain a travel map from the Ridgecrest Field Office, the Jawbone OHV Station, or the California BLM web site bookstore. The maps are Isabella Lake, Tehachapi, Ridgecrest and Cuddeback Lake.

SOME REGULATION INFORMATION: "Green Sticker" OHV registration is mandatory for ALL vehicles which are not "street legal"

If you do not have a valid permit/registration from your home state, you will have to purchase a "Non-Resident OHV Permit" for California. This sticker can be purchased at the Jawbone OHV Station.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Mojave desert is home to the desert tortoise. Collecting or harassing a desert tortoise is illegal.

Address: P.O. Box 1902, Cantil, CA 93519
Directions: Located off State Highway (SH) 14, approximately 20 miles north of the intersection of SH 14 and 58 in the town of Mojave.
Phone: 760-373-1146

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  • Updated Oct 4, 2007
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