El Mirage Dry Lake


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20471 Mountain View Rd. Adelanto, CA 92301 760-252-6000 760-388-4411 Official Website

GPS: 34.623, -117.542

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Overview of El Mirage Dry Lake

Permits are available for sale on-site using a fee machine. The fee machines at EL Mirage sell $15 daily, $30 weekly and $90 annual passes.

Pad Type dirt

Elevation 2,887 ft / 879 m

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of El Mirage Dry Lake 3 people have reviewed this location.

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Verizon 4G/5G
Confirmed by 2 Users
Last reported 5/21/2023
303 reviews
“We always have a good time here. ”

Reviewed 5/21/2023

Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 3
Overall Rating

This area is managed by the BLM and is a popular weekend OHV area. The area covers over 27,000 acres which includes the Shadow Mountains and the dry lakebed. The lakebed will be closed if it is wet, but the surrounding area will still be open. The entrance is a paved road with speed bumps. Near the Visitor’s Center there are pay mac... more

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Verizon 5G

FourFeetFourPaws would stay here again

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42 reviews
“Fun times! Especially if you came to play. ”

Reviewed 5/13/2021

Days stayed: 5
RV Length: 34' (Travel Trailer)
Overall Rating

We arrived on a Thursday and went to the local RV park to fill up water, and while we were there we found out it was the opening weekend for a big race on the lakebed. The place filled up quick, but you were never too close to your neighbors. It was a rocking weekend of music and fun, was so jealous of everyone with their toys! Definit... more

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1 review

Reviewed 3/17/2021

Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 14
Overall Rating

There are 2 parts to this OHV area. The dry lakebed mostly used by wind powered vehicles/toys and the other 24,400 acres is a desert terrain OHV playground. You can camp on the shores of the lakebed where any size RV will fit. In the OHV area most campsites will handle the biggest RVs too, but a few won’t. If you want to be on t... more

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Verizon 4G

KiteRV would stay here again

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8 reviews
“Pass required”

noted 5/23/2018

I had not done my homework about this place. I prefer open BLM. It was after hours , catering to OHV users. Maybe there was a different access road. I was tired and just headed further north.

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  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
  • OHV
  • restrooms: vault
  • pets
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