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What you need to know to recreate at the ISDRA...

Post by LoBuck » Mon Oct 09, 2006 1:13 am

Here are a few things you will need to know to recreate at the ISDRA.

First a couple of Rules of thumb for the ISDRA. they may be common sense, but worth pointing out.

* NEVER dune alone. ALWAYS dune with at least one other person in or on another OHV. The ISDRA is a huge place and if you break down
or get injured, the chances of someone finding you in the deep dunes grow proportionately to how deep into the dunes you go.
* Always carry extra water. If you break down or get stuck you could become dehydrated quickly. This is especially true during the day of the warm months at the beginning and end of the season. October & November and April & May.
* At night, the temperature can drop into the low 40* (sometimes lower) during the mid-season, December to February.

The ISDRA is managed by the El Centro Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management. Here is a link to thier website. ECFO BLM

Now for the Basic rules, Law Enforcement wise.

* You will need a Use Permit to recreate at the dunes. The BLM has contracted Worldwide Environmental Products (WEP) for Permit sales. The Off-Site (via the Internet or your local vendor) cost is $90 for an Annual permit (good from Oct 1 to Sept. 30) or $25 for a Weekly permit (good for a 7-day period). On-Site (at the dunes) cost is $120 for an Annual permit (good from Oct 1 to Sept. 30) or $40 for a Weekly permit.

Buy your Annual (Season) Permit online in the ASA Store. Buy from the ASA and 10% of the proceeds go directly to the ASA!
Season and Weekly Permits can be purchased online at http://www.imperialsanddunes.net (there is also some other good info at that website) or at one of the many vendors contracted by WEP.

* Your OHV will need to be registered. You must carry the registration with the OHV. Copies of the documents are OK.
- If your OHV is registered in California, it will need either a Red Sticker or Green Sticker. (more about stickers can be found in the rules links posted below)
- If your OHV is registered in another State, California may or may not recognize that States registration. The BLM and ICSO does recognize Arizona OHV registration.
- If California does not recognize the OHV registration from your home state, you can purchase a California nonresident permit (sticker). (more about stickers can be found in the rules links posted below)

* All OHV's are required to have a whip mast with a 6" x 12" Red or Orange Flag at the top. The mast tip must be 8 foot above the ground.

OK so much for the basic rules, Here are links to the offical rules for the ISDRA.

Imperial Sand Dunes Rules and Regs

California State OHV Laws - Use this link to find out about stickers.

By all means, if anyone sees anything that needs to be added, please do so. :D

<Updated a few things :wink: - LoBuck - 12/16/09 @ 1:23am>
Glenn Montgomery - KE7BTP
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http://www.YumaDuners.com - LoBuck's Web Page
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