APPLE VALLEY-(VVNG.com): For the fourth weekend in a row, the Victor Valley Station Off Highway Vehicle Team (OHV) conducted enforcement operations in the Juniper Flats areas.
This special enforcement was funded by a State of California’s OHV program, which is used to enforce laws and to educate the public. Sheriff’s officials said that these operations will continue throughout 2016 as part of the grant funding.
The operations began on April 9th and 10th, following operations have shown a decrease of citations each week.
Number of citations issued per enforcement weekend:
|Enforcement Date||Operating an Off Highway Vehicle on public or private land without permission
Driving a vehicle into an area closed to the public
|April 30-May 1||15||3|
As a reminder, the spillway area, which belongs to the Army Corps of Engineers and the County Flood Control District, is closed to ALL VEHICLES AND PEDESTRIANS, and those unlawfully entering the area can be cited or arrested and their vehicle(s) towed.
There are several areas in the high desert and local mountains open to OHV’s, hiking, and recreation. One area adjacent to Deep Creek is Juniper Flats, and can be accessed from BLM road JF3380 off of Deep Creek Road.
Those interested in finding legal areas should contact the BLM, USFS or their local Sheriff’s station for additional information and maps. Another source to find legal areas is owlsheadgps.com which is a free service and has downloadable maps that show open routes and the agency that manages the area.
Anyone with questions regarding this enforcement and to receive information regarding legal OHV riding areas is asked to contact Sergeant Jeff Toll at (760) 868-1006.