Rice Valley Dunes

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Rice Valley Dunes Located 5 miles south of Rice Valley off of Hwy 62. Access is Santa Fe Road. Sand dunes. Designated "Open Area" consisting of 3,770 acres. Area of little use. DANGER-contaminated with unexploded ordinance. Contact: Palm Springs-South Coast Resource Area, 690 West Garnet Ave, N. Palm Springs, CA 92258-2000, (760) 251-4800 MC6 4WD, ATV, DB.


This area is closed

Rice Valley Dunes was closed by BLM, effective December 2002. BLM determined the area was under-utilized. They are considered high value habitat for species and have little or no use in the last 20 years. The closure is listed by the BLM as permanent.