Urban Corps protects habitat at 15 open space preserves in Southern California through the Habitat Management Services Division of or Environmental Services Department. We assist wildlife agencies in the enforcement of habitat protection through unauthorized OHV monitoring, signage placement, and ramp/jump removal.

Please help us protect local habitat... ride responsibly and only in our local designated OHV parks. Thank you!

State OHV parks in san diego & Imperial counties

Heber Dunes SVRA, located three miles north of the Mexican border crossing at Highway 7 (Calexico/Mexicali) in Imperial County, is the most recent addition to the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division. This 343 acre SVRA is especially popular with ATV riders; however, some dune buggies, utility vehicles and motorcycle riders also visit the park.

Operating Hours

8am - Sunset
7 days a week

Red Sticker Season

Available year round


1610 E. Heber Road
Holtville CA 92250


Sector Office:
(760) 768-3198
Ranger Station:
(760) 768-8982


Passes & Fees Schedule

Note: No Entrance Fees for
Heber Dunes SVRA

Ocotillo Wells has 40,000 acres of magnificent desert are open for off-road exploration and recreation within the boundaries portrayed on this map. Outside the boundaries, to the south and east, large tracts of BLM land (U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management) are also open to off-highway vehicles. The western boundary and part of the northern boundary connect with the half-million acre Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, which is closed to off-road recreation, but open to exploration by highway-legal vehicles along established primitive roads.

Operating Hours

24 hours a day
7 days a week

Red Sticker Season

October 1 - May 31
June 1 - September 30


5172 Highway 78
Borrego Springs CA
Get Directions


District Office:
(760) 767-5391
Discovery Center:
(760) 767-5393
Ranger Office:
(760) 767-0166
Pioneer's Memorial Hospital:
(760) 344-2120


Passes & Fees Schedule

Note: No Entrance Fees for
Ocotillo Wells SVRA


For other locations click here.

Key points to ensure your safety while recreating in the SVRAs and on California public lands


  • Tell a responsible person where you are going (in detail) and when you will return. Ask that person to notify local law enforcement if you do not return on time.

  • At a minimum, you should consider taking and using the following safety equipment: protective clothing, helmet, goggles, gloves, seatbelts, (4WDs and dune buggys), first-aid kit, map, matches, and a signal mirror. If you own a cellular phone, take it with you.

  • Make sure you have enough fuel (2-cycle oil if required) and drinking water for the round trip. Drinking water can be more important than fuel in the desert

  • When in the desert, consider staying with your vehicle if it is disabled rather than setting off on your own for help.

  • Avoid driving or stopping in tall grass or brush or where natural fuels come in contact with hot vehicle parts. Stop only in cleared areas.

Practice Safe Road Habits


  • Drive with courtesy. Be prepared to yield the right of way anytime there is doubt and you can safely do so.

  • Stay to the right side of the road or trails.

  • Approach curves and hill crests with caution. Assume there are vehicles ahead and slow accordingly.

  • Don't go down a trail you haven't been up first. If you don't like what you find, you may not be able to go back up.

  • Go with a friend. Two heads and two vehicles are better than one.

  • Allow extra room and stopping distance when approaching other vehicles, especially youngsters, who may be less experienced.

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Urban Corps of San Diego County

San Diego Center - 3127 Jefferson Street San Diego, CA 92110

North County Center - 2200 Micro Place Escondido CA 92029


Phone: (619) 235-6884 I Fax: (619) 235-5425

Office Hours: Monday – Friday  08:00AM – 4:30PM