VICTOR VALLEY, Calif. (VVNG.com) With the Spring and Summer seasons upon us, the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station’s Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Team would like to remind everyone to only ride in legal riding areas and to remember to wear helmets and safety gear.
The OHV Team, funded by monies provided by the State of California, regularly patrols legal OHV riding areas as well as responding to community complaints regarding illegal OHV riding, natural resource damage and trespassing.
As a reminder, there are no legal riding areas within city limits in the High Desert. In addition, the Deep Creek spillway area, which belongs to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the San Bernardino 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.
This weekend, deputies patrolled this area educating OHV enthusiasts regarding legal riding areas as well as issuing citations.
There are several areas in the High Desert and local mountains open to OHV’s, hiking, and recreation. One popular 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 government 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.